Act 1, Scene 2: One for the Team

Setting: Alice's room. She's living in a run down one-room apartment somewhere in the shittiest district of a shitty town. The few pieces of furniture she has were obviously taken from the trash. She's got some rock concert posters on the wall, trying to cover up the moldy ripped-up wallpaper. Laundry has piled up in [2, 2nd]. There's a sofa / bed with some blankets on it in [3-4, 2nd], and the floor is littered with empty beer cans. There's a small guitar amp in [5, 2nd] next to the bed, that she uses for playing at home and rehearsing. The room is lit by a small desk lamp attached to her bed, and a few strings of white Christmas lights that she stole from someone's tree while they weren't looking. We can see a nightstand with the amp and a can of Aperture Cola on it in [5, 2nd]. A trashcan is below playrail.
Stage setup
Left: Alice's room
Middle: Alice's room
Right: Alice's room
Christmas lightsNex, Lunoacross the whole backdrop
On 2nd rail
sofa-bedSilverHorse, ShyWolf
stepJohannFor Pan, in front of second playrail in [3].
Height 20 cm.
amplifierNoneThe coiled up guitar cord is plugged in.
nightstandNoneis attached to the sofa-bed
desk lampLiamon the nightstand
pile of laundryLeeTaiger
On playrail
garbage bagNoneon playrail in [5]
syringeo'wolf, Currysticks in garbage bag
Hand props & personal props
guitarLiamThe coiled up guitar cord is plugged in.
coiled up guitar cordKobatoplugged in guitar and amp
piece of papero'wolf
canLiamon the nightstand
dirty paper towels and beer cansFuaraninside the trashcan
Alice's phoneFuaran
banana peelFuaranon top of Alice's phone
Special effects
SiriVoice: Siri
Intro**00:00 **
Dialogue**08:30 **
**Scene Total****00:00 **


%LIG% LX 0099 - Work Light OFF (Static Playbacks)

%LIG% LX 1201 - STANDBY for GO: DBO with dim blue reading light (link to LX 0002)

%MIX% Check Levels
%MIX% Unmute Desk

%MIX% Pan: ON
%MIX% Curry: ON

%MIX% Lynard: OFF
%MIX% Jyanon: OFF


%HND% Curtain - open

%AMB% AMB-1201 - Bad Neighbourhood (Thin Walls, Police Sirens)

%LIG% Lights dim

%LIG% The desk lamp [4] is lighting Alice from behind, so that she's almost looking like a shadow.

%ACT% Alice sits cross-legged on her sofa-bed in [3-4], playing her guitar

%ACT% Alice plays a sad guitar solo, looking strangely absent

%MUS% MUS-1201 - Sad guitar solo

%SND% SND-1201 - Fred pounds a fist against her door

%ACT% Alice continues playing

Fred (outside): "Hello? Alice?"

%SND% SND-1202 - Fred pounds a fist against her door again

Fred (outside): "Alice! It's your landlord! I know you're home!"

%ACT% Alice sighs, and plays the funeral march

%MUS% MUS-1202 - Funeral March

%SND% SND-1203 - Fred pounds with his fists against her door again

%ACT% Alice sighs, and stops playing

Alice: "Good grief, I'm on my way! Just give a second!"

%ACT% Alice gets off the sofa-bed with her guitar still on her shoulder

%ACT% Alice tries to walk as fast as she can, unable to keep her balance.

%ACT% Alice stumbles back and forth between playrail and 2nd level, holding on to it, then pushing herself off. Rinse, Repeat.

%ACT% Alice speaks like she's drunk

Fred (outside): "Okay, fine, you wanted it this way."

Alice: "Are you deaf? I said I'm coming!"

Fred: "Open ..."

%SND% SND-1204 - Fred throwing his body against the door

Fred: "The goddamn..."

%SND% SND-1205 - Fred throwing his body against the door

%ACT% Alice opens the door

%SND% SND-1206 - Door Open

Fred: "Doooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"

%ACT% Fred stumbles into the room from [7], running past Alice, stumbling and crashing onto the floor


Alice: "What do you want?"

Fred (dusting himself off): "Rent. Money. Yesterday. Here."

%ACT% Fred holds up a piece of paper from below the playrail, directly in front of Alice

Alice: "Let me guess: Another eviction notice?"

%ACT% Fred pulls himself up on the playrail like doing a pull-up in the gym

%ACT% Alice just walks back to her sofa-bed, and lies down, staring at the ceiling

%ACT% Fred looks around, pointing at all the junk with a paw

Fred: "You have 24 hours to pack your stuff. Holy shit, this place looks like a dump!"

Alice: "Yup, just like before I moved in."

Fred: "This is gonna take days to clean up. I'm going to charge you for this!"

Alice: "Do whatever you like."

Fred (looks at [5]): "And this ... what's this?"

%ACT% Fred pulls a syringe out of the garbage bag in [5]

Alice: "The stuff that keeps me alive."

Fred: "You're a goddamn junkie, Alice!"

Alice: "Everyone in this house is a goddamn junkie, Fred. Where do you think I get this stuff?"

Fred: "I don't wanna know about it. I don't wanna hear about it. I just want you gone by tomorrow!"

Alice: "Or what? You'll call the cops?"

Fred: "You wish."

Alice: "Why not? I'm sure they'd love to have a look around this house."

Fred: "Be careful what you say, girl, or ..."

Alice: "What if I kill myself? The cops would love that!"

Fred: "Then I could get someone to rent the place who actually pays! Win-win!"

%MIX% Lynard: ON
%MIX% Jyanon: ON

Alice: "I'll think about it."

Fred: "Well then, sweet dreams, bunny. Sweet dreams."

%ACT% Fred throws the syringe back into the garbage bag

%ACT% Fred turns around and leaves towards [7]

%ACT% Cooper comes in from [7], bumping right into him

%SND% SND-1208 - BUMP
%MUS% MUS-1204 - Music Cue 04

Cooper: "Hey, watch where you're going, idiot!"

Fred: "And who the fuck are you?"

Cooper: "I'm the Muscle. Alice, is this fool bothering you?"

Alice: "He sure is. That's the Zodiac killer, and he invented SARS, and he stapled a puppy to a church!"

%ACT% Cooper picks Fred up, and throws him out the door


Fred: "Waaaaaaaaaahrg!"

%SND% SND-1210 - Sound of Fred tumbling down the stairs. One level. Two levels. Three levels. Four levels.

%SND% SND-1210 (cont.) - Alice plays "shave and a haircut" in time with the bumps.

%ACT% Poison comes in from [7]

Poison: "Whoa. The landlords are flying low today."

%MIX% Curry: OFF

%ACT% Alice idly noodles along on her guitar, ignoring everybody

%MUS% MUS-1203 - Sad Guitar Solo Continued

%ACT% Poison closes the door behind him

%SND% SND-1211 - Door Close

Cooper: "Alice. How are you doing."

Alice: "Who cares."

Cooper: "I do. (no reaction) Alice? ALICE!"

Alice: "Whatever."

Cooper: "Hey we're your friends! We deserve better."

%ACT% Cooper pulls the coiled up guitar cord out of the amplifier in [5, 2nd]

%MUS% MUS-1203 - STOP
%MUS% MUS-1205 - Music Cue 05

%ACT% Cooper walks past alice, and turns around, so alice ends up in the middle between cooper and poison.

%HND% Remove coiled up guitar cord from guitar and take it off stage

Alice: "*SIGHS* Why's everyone being a pain in the neck today?"

Cooper: "What did that guy want?"

Alice: "Throw me out. I'm three months behind on rent."

Cooper: "You can stay at my place if you want."

Alice: "You mean your one-bedroom apartment that's **all** bedroom? You know I'm not into guys, Cooper."

Cooper: "Neither am I! We have **so** much in common."

%MUS% MUS-1206 - Music Cue 06

Alice: "So what are you REALLY here for?"

Poison: "Are you really gonna make me say it?"

Alice: "I know, Poison. I ruined the gig. Again."

Poison: "We can't keep doing this."

Alice: "I tried! I tried so hard!"

Poison: "We're not kids any more. Trying is not enough."

Cooper: "You can't pay your rent with brownie points."

%ACT% Poison notices the freshly used syringe, and pulls it out from the garbage bag in [5]

Poison: "Another fix? You promised, Alice! You promised!"

%ACT% Poison throws the syringe back to the garbage bag in [5]

Alice: "And I kept my promise! No drugs before the gig! But that only made it worse."

Cooper (to Poison): "What? You made her go cold turkey, right before the gig? Are you crazy?"

Poison: "It's just a matter of willpower. Everything is."

%MUS% MUS-1207 - Music Cue 07

Alice (choking up): "I felt like I was going to die."

Cooper: "You didn't have to do that!"

Alice (sobs): "But I wanted to. You two are my only friends. I didn't want to lose you!"

%ACT% Cooper shakes his head and walks over to Alice, drawing her in to a tight hug

Cooper: "Shhhhh, it's all right, we're still here."

Poison: "Yes we are, but how many more times are you going to let us down? We're a band, Alice! If one of us keeps failing, it doesn't matter how much work everyone else has put into their performance! If one of us screws up, we screw up as a whole!"

Cooper: "You're not helping, Poison."

Alice (crying): "I just don't know what to do ..."

Poison: "Figure it out. Our career's on the line!"

%ACT% Cooper lets go of Alice, turns around, and grabs Poison by the collar

Cooper (growling): "I SAID YOU'RE NOT HELPING!"


Cooper: "Her life's hanging by a thread, and all you can talk about is your career!"

Poison: "YES! Because at the end of the day that's what we're here for!"

%ACT% Cooper reaches back for an educative slap, pushing Poison towards [6]

Poison: "Nooooonononononono ..."

%ACT% Poison hunches down in a defensive pose

%ACT% Cooper relaxes a bit, and instead of punching him, just symbolically slaps Poison's cheeks.

Cooper: "Listen, Poise. Bunny over there has fallen, and feels like shit because she can't get back up! What's your plan, keep kicking her until she gets better? Friends don't make friends feel like shit, Poise. Got it? The Demön HünterZ are more than a job."

Poison: "You know I care about Alice!"

Cooper: "So help her!"

Poison: "Do I look like a therapist? Because that's what she needs!"

Cooper: "Then why don't you call your rich ass family and get her one!"

Poison: "Because my parents don't give a shit about me or my friends."

Cooper: "So the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

Alice (sobbing): "Can't you two just leave me the hell alone? Please?"

%ACT% Cooper gets really close to Poison and speaks through his teeth

Cooper (whispering): "If we ever want to see her alive again, this is our last chance to **do** something. You're the smart one, you have to do **something**, please."

Poison (relenting): "Okay. Alright. Alice?

Alice: "GO AWAY!"

%MUS% MUS-1208 - Music Cue 08

Poison: "I'll make you a deal. I pay your rent. The three months that are still due, and another 6 months. That's the last of daddy's cash-stash, and I'll be as broke as the both of you. Just get back on your feet, and back on stage. Find a support group, or a charity-"

Alice: "Oh, I'm a charity case now?!"

Cooper: "That's not what he meant! Poison can buy you the time you need. I can take you by your paw. Help you do the paperwork. We can do this together. But only if **you** want it, too."

Alice: "Hmmmmm."

Poison: "Alice?"

Cooper: "I think she got the message. Let's give her some space. Oh, and Alice? Please don't kill yourself, alright?"

Alice: "Maybe."

%ACT% Cooper and Poison leave to [7]

%SND% SND-1213 - Door closes, footsteps down wooden stairs

%ACT% Alice sighs

Alice: "Damn, do I need something to drink..."

%ACT% Alice gets rid of the guitar and sits on the side of the sofa-bed

%ACT% Alice grabs a can from the nightstand in [5, 2nd], and takes a sip

%ACT% Alice SPITS it out with disgust

%MUS% MUS-1209 - Music Cue 09

Alice: "Blech. Yuerg. Blargh. Irn Bru? This shit tastes like Satan's precum."

%ACT% Alice throws the can into the audience

Alice (as if calling a pet): "Siri! Where are you! Siri Siri Siri Siri!"

%ACT% Alice grabs a trashcan in [3, 2nd] from below playrail and picks it up

%ACT% Alice tilts the trashcan, opening facing her, and lots of dirty paper towels and beer cans fall out

%ACT% Alice looks into the trashcan

Alice: "Oh, there you are."

%ACT% Alice reaches into the trashcan and takes her Alice's phone out. It has a banana peel hanging over it.

%ACT% Alice shakes off the banana peel, walks back to the sofa-bed, and sits down on the side, tapping on her Alice's phone

Alice: "Hey Siri. How to rob a 7/11 for charity."

%PRE% PRE-1201 - Siri: "Sorry. I didn't quite catch that."
%MUS% MUS-1210 - Music Cue 10

Alice: "Hey Siri. Show me other options to pay for rehab."

%PRE% PRE-1202 - Siri: "Let me think about that ... I found this for you!"

%ACT% Alice scrolls on her Alice's phone

Alice: "Hmmmm... Lift You Up Rehab Centers, we are here to help. Highest rated rehabilitation programme. Non-Profit organization. We operate on a success-fee basis. Transparent fees. No upfront payment necessary. 8 Million Reviews. Five out of five stars. *sigh* Oh well. How bad can it be. Siri, call Lift You Up Rehab!"

%MUS% MUS-1211 - Music Cue 11

%LIG% LX 1299 - Lights out

%MIX% Fade Ambience, SFX and Music with LX 1299

%HND% Curtain - close

%MIX% Mute all but Video

%LIG% LX 0099 - Work Light ON (Static Playbacks)