Act 3, Scene 3: Honorable, my Ass!


A is for Allah - Lyrics and Words by Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens)

A' is for Allah, nothing but Allah;
Ba is the beginning of Bismillah;
Ta is for Taqwa, bewaring of Allah;
and Tha is for Thawab, a reward;
Ja is for Janna, the Garden of Paradise;
Ha is for Hajj, the blessed pilgrimage;
Kha is for Khaatem, the seal of the prophethood given to the Prophet, Muhammed;

Da is for Deen, Al-Islam, religion with Allah since time began;
Dha is for dhikr, remembering Allah;
and Ra is for the month of Ramadhan, ohh Ramadhan;
Za is for Zakat to cure our greed, when we give our money to those in need;
Sa is for Salamun alaikum, peace be with you wa'alaikum assalam;
Sha is for shams, the shining sun, which Allah placed for everyone;
and Sua is for salat, for when we pray facing him, everyday, facing him, till we meet our Lord;

Allah there's only one God and Muhammed is his Messenger. Allah, La ilaha illa'Allah;

Dua is for duha, the morning light, the sun has turned from red to white;
Tua is for tareeq, the path to walk upon;
and Dhua is for dhil, a shadow;
and Aa is for ilm, the thing to know, to make our knowledge grow, in Islam;

Gha is for ghaib, a world unseen and that we know is not a dream;
Fa is for, the Opening, Al-Fatiha;
and Qua for the Qur'an, the book of God;
and Ka is for kalima, a word we're taught to teach us what is good and what is not;
and La is for the beginning of La ilaha illa'allah;
Ma is for the Messenger Muhammed-ur-Rasululllah. La ilaha illa'Allah,

Allah, there's only one God and Muhammed is his Messenger. Allah, la ilaha illa'Allah;

Na is for nawm, the sleep God gave to give us rest after the day;
Ha is for the Hijra, the journey that, the Prophet made;
and Wa for wudu before we pray to help us wash our sins away;
and Ya is for Yawmiddin

Allah, there's only one God and Muhammed is his Messenger. Allah, la ilaha illa'Allah;
Allah, there's only one God and Jesus was his Messenger. Allah, la ilaha illa'Allah;
Allah, there's only one God and Moses was his Messenger. Allah,la ilaha illa'Allah;
Allah, there's only one God and Abraham was his Messenger. Allah, la ilaha illa'Allah;
Allah, there's only one God and Noah was his Messenger. Allah, la ilaha illa'Allah;
Allah, there's only one God and He created Adam and we are the children of Adam. Allah, la ilahe illa'Allah


%AMB% 11 - Thunderstorm

%HND% Curtain open

%SND% 1101 - Music Cue 1 (Chase)

%LIG% Main light on ( white 50%, blue 100%) / Strobestorm

%ACT% Mika comes running in from [7]

%ACT% Mika is panting heavily from all the running

%ACT% Mika passes the middle of the stage

%ACT% Guard 1 and Guard 2 appear from [1], the front one pointing his gun at Mika

Guard 1: "Freeze! You are under arrest!"

Mika: "Shit!"

%ACT% Mika turns around, running the other way

Guard 1: "I said Freeze! Or we are going to shoot!"

Mika: "Aaaah!"

%ACT% The guards shoot at Mika, but miss

%SND% 1102 - Gunshots

%ACT% Mika reaches the end of the stage in [7], when …

%ACT% Adham appears from [7], pointing his gun at Mika

Adham: "STOP!"

%ACT% Mika stops and shrieks!

%SND% 1101 - (STOP)
%SND% 1103 - Music Cue 2 (Suspense)

%ACT% Adham holds Mika at gunpoint, pushing her forward to [5] while talking

Adham "Well, hello my exotic beauty! Didn't your mother teach you that women are supposed to obey when a man gives them an order?"

Mika: "Allright! Allright! You've got me surrounded! And I'm unarmed! I give up! Okay? Here, come and take me, I promise I won't run away again! I know you are a sensible man, I'm sure we can talk it over! I …"

Adham: "SHUT UP! I'm sick and tired of your ramblings! I'm the new ruler of Ash Maq'wa now, and unlike Rashid, I don't let myself be pushed around by women! These times are over!"

Mika: "Okay! Whatever you say!"

Adham: "Guards! Get back to your posts!"

Guard 1: "Are you sure you can handle this situation alone, my lord?"

Adham: "Don't question my orders, and get moving! You've left the gatehouse unguarded long enough!"

Guard 1: "Yes, my lord!"

%SND% 1103 (STOP) (fades)

%ACT% Guard 1 and Guard 2 turn around and leave

%ACT% Mika is shaking with rage and fear

Adham: "Okay, now that they're gone, it's just you and me."

Mika: "Yes. And what are you going to do now?"

Adham (fiercely): "Now? Now I can finally kill you!"

%ACT% Adam shoots two times: *bang* *bang*

%SND% 1104A - Gunshot
%SND% 1104A - Gunshot

%ACT% Mika shrieks in pain, and drops

%ACT% Adham walks up to Mika in [5]

Adham: "If you have a last wish, this is your chance."

Mika (whispering, dying): "Fuck off, Adham."

%ACT% Adham shoots again

%SND% 1104A - Gunshot
%SND% 1104B - KLICK

%ACT% Mika goes lifeless in [5]

Adham (to himself): "Well, they say, a life without friends means a death without witness. In'Shallah. In'Shallah."

%ACT% Adham chuckles contently to himself, turns around, and prepares to leave

Malika(off): "What a brilliant plan, Adham. It just has a TINY little flaw …"

Adham: "WHO'S THERE?"

%SND% 1105 - Music Cue 3 (Suspense 2)

%ACT% Malika enters from [1] to [3], followed by Nashida and more fennecs.

Malika: "Next time you cold-bloodedly kill someone, maybe you should do it when there are fewer witnesses around! I think we've met before."

%ACT% Adham turns around, pointing his gun at Malika.

%ACT% All Fennecs point their guns at Adham in return

Adham: "How did YOU manage to get in here?"

Malika: "All we had to do was knock a little louder than usual. Thank you for calling your guards away from the gatehouse. And now, drop your weapon, murderer!"

Adham: "Oh, let's not judge the book by its cover, allright? Sometimes things are not what they seem. What you just saw was a genuine case of JUSTICE being served. There lies the assassin who killed by beloved brother. And don't forget whose son I am. If you dare to touch just a single hair on my head, the wrath of my father will come upon you!"

Malika: "Oh yes? But what if your father knew, that it was you who killed Rashid, and not Mika?"

Adham: "Why should he believe such an obvious lie?"

Malika: "Because I have the proof."

Adham: "That's totally impossible! You're bluffing! I am the only witness!"

Malika: "Wrong! Very soon, the entire world will become the witness of what you have done."

Adham: "And how so, if I may ask?"

Malika: "Your brother was a very special man. And he had two things you didn't take into account: An unmatched presence of mind … and his best friend's number on speed dial."

%ACT% Malika produces Mika's cellphone, and plays the second recorded message

%SND% 1105 - (STOP) slow fade
%SND% 1106 - Phone Recording + Music Cue 4 (Drama)

Adham: "Allright. I see. I made a mistake. But so did you, Malika. When you said the world will become my witness, you were assuming you'd live to TELL the world about this. But as we speak, my men are already preparing to sweep your handfull of flea-ridden street dogs off the dam like dirt. So let's make a deal. You hand over that phone to me, and I will spare your lives. How's that?"

%ACT% Malika laughs heartily

%SND% 1107A - Musice Cue 5 (Victory)

Malika: "Adham, you're so hopelessly self-absorbed, it's unbelievable! There is no army coming to your rescue. You even had to withdraw your guards from the main gate just to stop ONE single woman. I am going to take control of this dam now, and there is nothing you can do about it. Because I *have* an army. Here it is."

%ACT% Malika turns round towards her pack

Malika: "Hey, you flea-ridden street dogs! Let's show this aristocat how much of a handfull we are!"

%SND% 1108 - Cheers

%ACT% Everyone starts shouting and cheering and ululululating

%ACT% The first fennec in line lights a torch (owolf), then lights the torch of the one behind her (Tigerseye), and so on (Xan, Lynard).

%ACT% Ony by one the fennecs light their torches by passing back the flame, showing Adham, that they are really a LARGE group!

%HND% Light up the LEDs in the background panel (CJ)

%LIG% UV-Lights on

Malika: "Adham! You just shot an innocent woman, in front of everybody's eyes. The proof that you killed your brother lies here in my hand. And everybody in Dawlat al Nimr knows who is reponsible for the death of their loved ones. No, Adham. Nobody is going to come to your rescue. Nobody. It's time to surrender."

Adham (in rage): "No! NOOOOOOOOO! I'm a man of royal blood and I'm not going to let myself be disgraced by a woman! I will not grant you the satisfaction of my surrender! I'd rather die an honorable death! Allahu Akbar!"

%SND% 1107A (STOP)
%SND% 1107B - Music Rises

%ACT% jumps off the side of the dam in [4] an disappears from view

Adham: "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!"

%ACT% Nashida raises her machine gun and fires at Adham

Nashida: "Oh yeah? See you in hell, Adham!"

%SND% 1109 - Machine gun fire + hits

%ACT% Adham shrieks

%SND% 1110 (cont.) - Body hits the ground

Nashida: "Honorable death … MY ASS! Muahahahahaaaaaa!"

%SND% 1111 - Laughter and Cheering
%SND% 1112 - Music cue 6 (Finale)

Malika: "Nashida! That was totally unnecessary! Stop fooling around, and make yourself useful!"

%ACT% An "endless" stream of fennecs with torches run back and forth behind everyone

Nashida (seriously): "Allright. I understand. As you command, Malika!"

Malika: "Take one unit to the engine house, and the other to the administrative building, and tell the guards about their new employer, allright? I'm going to stay here and make sure that Mika is being taken care of. She is a hero now. And a hero deserves more dignity than this."

%ACT% Lionel appears from [1] and immediately rushes forward to Mika

%ACT% Nashida storms off to [7]

%ACT% Poke and Lori come in after Lionel in [1]

Lionel: "Mika! Oh my god! Mika! Noooooo! Mikaaaaaaaaa! *bwaaahahaha*"

%ACT% Lionel cuddles up to the lifeless Mika, crying

Lionel: "I'm so sorry, Mika. I'M SO SORRY! Oh please … talk to me … TALK TO ME!"

%ACT% Lionel cries, because he fears that Mika might be dead.

Malika: "Lionel? Lionel! You're wasting your time. Bring her back to the camp. Here, take the phone. You're going to need it. And you, ferret, lend the lion a paw, will you?"

%ACT% Poke and Lionel pick up Mika and carry her off stage to [1]

%ACT% Everyone bows towads Mika and Lionel

%ACT% Fennec 1 walks up to Malika, whispering into her ear.


Malika: "Women of Al Waha Ta'lab! I have an important announcement to make: We have just taken over the administrative building and the engine house! The dam and the new settlement are now ours!"

%SND% 1113 - Cheers (Short)

Malika: "By the people of Ash Maq'wa! I hereby give the order to return the water to the people it belongs to! LET THE RIVER FLOW AGAIN!"

%ACT% Everyone cheers, except Malika

%ACT% Malika sits down, looking at the floor.

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Malika? Malika! Why aren't you celebrating? This is your victory!"

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Malika: "Oh Lori. I wish we could have been friends. But look at what happened to Mika. Our worlds are just too different."

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Are they? You came here to make sure your loved ones will be be safe, right?"

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Malika: "Yes, but …"

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "And so did we! We ARE not different! We're equal!"

%ACT% Malika hugs Lori

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Malika: "Thank you. I will never forget you … and the leopard who came from the snow."

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "(From) source to sea,"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "all mighty rivers flow,"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "(but) where they'll take you on their way, "
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "you'll never know, "
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "until you're there!"

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Please don't cry,"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "it's just a short goodbye,"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "(we'll) meet again down by the sea,"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Just wait for me,"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "I'll see you there!"

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Strangers from far away,"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "turned to friends in a day."
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Sorrow is the price of victory,"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "but with a friend,"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "sorrow shared, is sorrow halfed!"

%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Friendship crossed the divide!"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Now we walk side by side!"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Why pretend we live in different worlds?"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "Let's join our hands"
%SND% 1112 (cont.) - Lori: "take the chance, and build a world of … Friends!"

%LIG% Main light off

%HND% Curtain close