Act 1, Scene 3: Lift You Up

Setting: Inside a bedroom at the Lift You Up Rehab center. It's a white, tiled room, like a 1930 hospital room. The wall has a few christian motivational messages on it, and a statue of virgin Mary. The room is sparsely furnished. In the middle is a metal bed. Next to the bed is a cabinet in [6].
Stage setup
power supply for beam of lightNone
stepJohannFor Pan, in front of second playrail in [3].
Height 20 cm.
short ladderReesanext to beam of light, H = 75 cm
Left: Rehab center bedroom
Middle: Rehab center bedroom
Right: Rehab center bedroom
On 2nd rail
cabinetSilverHorse, ShyWolf
metal bedJohann, LeeTaiger, SilverHorse, ShyWolf
On playrail
Hand props & personal props
duffle bagDinoEx
clothesDinoExinside duffle bag
Alice's phoneDinoEx
therapy device on trolley2ndVoice
sticky electrodesDinoEx, Shishi
Special effects
beam of lightReesain [7] off stage
FogReesaHazer for beam of light
NarratorVoice: TrendaneIntro
Testimonial 1Voice: FüchschenIntro
Testimonial 2Voice: EisfuchsIntro
Testimonial 3Voice: ReesaIntro
SiriVoice: Siri
Recorded voiceVoice: Cheetah
RonaVoice: Kida
White_CoatVoice: Jyanon
TobiasVoice: Tigerseye
AlicePanLiam, JyanonAliceAlice_Casual
Intro**00:00 **
Dialogue**00:00 **
**Scene Total****00:00 **


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

%LIG% LX 1300 - STANDBY for GO: DBO with dim blue reading light (link to LX 0002)

%MIX% Check Levels
%MIX% Unmute Desk

%MIX% Pan: ON
%MIX% Eisfuchs: ON

%MIX% Runo: OFF


%SND% Narrator: "Nobody's perfect, and we all have our inner struggles. We at Lift You Up Rehab Centers are here to offer free help."

%SND% Testimonial 1: "It was all fun and games until the drugs took over my life! Then I saw this ad and I made the call. They got me the help I needed; fast, and in private! Now I don't even think about drugs any more. Instead of getting high and playing Fortnite, now I just repost inspiring pictures on Facebook all day! Who even needs drugs."

%SND% Narrator: "The time has come to make a change. We provide clients with a safe and secure environment, conducive to your recovery, whether you struggle with relapsing symptoms of dependency, or have found yourself abusing prescription drugs, alcohol or other substances."

%SND% Testimonial 2 (GREG): "I used to have sinful thoughts about other men. I used to dance at sinful clubs for money and for fun. Thanks to Lift You Up, now I'm on the straight path again. I like boobies now. Not firm, hunky men - all I think about are boobies! I'm just crazy for those things now. "

%SND% Narrator: "There is hope to make positive changes in your life. We at Lift You Up Rehab Centers have embraced innovative treatment methods that guide individuals through a proven, long lasting recovery process. We provide a wide range of comprehensive, holistic treatment options that target the core, deep-rooted mental health issues of your addiction. Our team will guide you through the process to connect your mind, body and spirit. At Lift You Up Rehab Centers we are passionate about treating substance abuse and strive to instill the tools to achieve recovery.

%SND% Testimonial 1: "When I think about those days when I used to get high and jerk off all day long, I just get angry. What a waste of time, feeling cool and kicking ass in video games all day! Now I spend my time productively, searching Twitter for people quoting prayers and Liking and Retweeting them, just like Christ would want."

%SND% Narrator: We are here to offer free help. The call is free, the information is free and we are backed by The Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Fund, the worlds largest christian drug recovery charity. This allows us to operate on a success fee basis and require no upfront payments. Don't let alcohol, drugs, or any addiction rule your life. Don't worry about medical bills until you're back on your feet.

%SND% Testimonial 3 (ROSE): "I experimented with other girls when I was younger. It was so exciting, exploring our bodies together, sharing those adventures in ecstasy in secret. But then I found Lift You Up, and they set me straight. Now I'm on the path to having my own family! When I have sinful thoughts, they're about manly men and their cool penises instead of boobies."

%SND% Testimonial 2 (GREG): "Penises? Yuck! None of those for me, no sirree. I'll have some boobies, please!"

%SND% Narrator: Recovery is a life-long journey, taken one step at a time. We provide the full continuum of care, including detox, partial hospitalization, intensive inpatient and spiritual fortification services to ensure you have been clinically and morally catered to.

%SND% Testimonial 1: "Fortnite sucks anyway, PubG was better."

%SND% Testimonial 3 (ROSE): "I can't wait to have a million babies!"

%SND% Testimonial 2 (GREG): "Boobie-town, here I come!"

%SND% Narrator: If you or your loved one are struggling to overcome substance abuse take action today! At Lift You Up Rehab Centers there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. Make today the first day of the rest of your life and call now, for free!"


%HND% Curtain - open

%LIG% Lights on

%AMB% AMB-1301 - Clinic Room

%ACT% Alice [6] is in the process of moving some clothes from a duffle bag [6,2nd] into the cabinet [6,2nd] next to her metal bed [4]

%SND% SND-1301 - Electric Door Opener, Door Opens, Closes

%ACT% Greg (the male nurse) enters from [1] with a clipboard and a pen

Greg (annoyingly friendly): "Hello there, Alice. My name is Greg, and I'm the supervisor on this floor. How are we feeling today?"

Alice: "Like a piece of shit."

Greg: "I certainly don't blame you! But I'm here to help! Would you mind filling out this questionnaire with me?"

%ACT% Alice puts the empty duffle bag away (takes it from the second playrail to below)

Alice: "What for?"

Greg: "Just a few basic questions, so our experts can give you the treatment you deserve."

Alice: "Okay ..."

Greg: "Let's start off with double checking your personal information. Name: Alice Hollyberry. Age: 25. Sex: Female."

Alice: "Correct."

Greg: "Job: Freelance musician, no formal education."

Alice: "Yup."

Greg: "You did not specify your sexual orientation - any particular reason for that?"

Alice: "Because that's nobody's business?"

Greg: "It's just for the statistics."

Alice: "Oh alright. Does it have a box for "queer as fuck"?"

Greg: "*chuckles* I'll go with 'lesbian' if you don't mind. Next question: What kind of substances have you been consuming?"

Alice: "Whatever was cheap at the moment. Oxyfentyl, Narcovitane, Clomidratol, Hydrofaxine ..."

Greg: "That's quite comprehensive!"

Alice: "I had to take a drug test at school once, and I recognized nine out of ten!"

Greg: "Ha ha ha, very funny. Do you have a telephone?"

Alice: "Of course!"

Greg: "Would you please hand it over to me?"

Alice: "Hell no!"

Greg: "The key to a successful recovery is listening deeply into yourself, and the less distractions you have around you, the better. Please!"

%ACT% Greg holds his hand out

Alice (sighs): "Oh well. Here you are. Good night, Siri!"

%SND% SND-1302 - Siri: "Good night, Alice!"
%SND% SND-1302 (cont.) - Phone Shutdown sound

%ACT% Alice hands over her Alice's phone.

Greg (unsettlingly appreciative): "Awesome! And if you're afraid of getting bored, try reading a good book. Like this one. You'll love it!"

%ACT% Greg hands Alice a book

Alice: "Thanks. *sigh* Oh what have I gotten myself into."

Greg: "I know exactly how you feel. When I came here for my therapy, it was just the same. But it's not that bad. And you won't remember it anyway. They don't let you, they're kind like that!"

Alice: "What?!?"

Greg: "Don't forget, we're here to help! Dr. Isaiah will be with you in a moment and discuss how we are going to proceed with your therapy. If you need anything, just press the call button. See you later, Alice!"

%ACT% Greg turns around and leaves to [1]

%SND% SND-1303 - Door closes, and is being locked electronically

%MIX% Eisfuchs: OFF

%ACT% Alice looks at the book

Alice: "The holy bible? Really?"

%MUS% MUS-1301 - Music Cue 01

%ACT% Alice opens the book and browses. She quotes.

Alice: "Deuteronomy 23:1 - No one whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off shall be admitted to the assembly of the LORD. Ouch!"

%ACT% Alice leafs through some more pages

%SND% SND-1303b - Paper Rustling

Alice: "Ezekiel 23:20 - She lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of ... horses? Ewwww!"

%ACT% Alice leafs through some more pages

%SND% SND-1303c - Paper Rustling

Alice: "Numbers 31:17 - Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has ever had sex with a man. But all the girls who have not yet had sex with a man, spare for yourselves."

%ACT% Alice puts the book down

Alice: "I think that's a liiiiiittle bit too old school for me."

%SND% SND-1304 - Headache Sound 1

Alice: "*groans* Oh no ... not so early ..."

%ACT% Alice begins to shake, and leans against the metal bed, as a wave of pain and nausea sweeps through her

%ACT% Alice gasps for air

%SND% SND-1305 - Electric Door Opener, Door Opens, Closes

%MIX% Runo: ON

%ACT% Isaiah enters from [1]

%MUS% MUS-1302 - Music Cue 02

%ATT% Isaiah speaks in a calm, friendly tone, but showing NO EMPATHY AT ALL. Which makes this intensely creepy. Alice's misery does not touch him at all.

Isaiah: "Mrs. Hollyberry ..."

%ACT% Alice does not turn around. She feels like she's about to puke.

Alice (out of breath): "Dr. Isaiah?"

Isaiah: "I am glad your way has led you here."

Alice: "Doctor, I'm really not feeling good right now ..."

Isaiah: "That is to be expected in your condition."

Alice: "My heart is racing ... I can barely breathe ... my head feels like it's going to explode!"

Isaiah: "Yes."

Alice: "Yes what? Aren't you a doctor? Give me something for the pain!"

Isaiah: "The pain is merely a symptom. To truly heal you, we'll have to go much deeper than that!"

%ACT% Alice turns around

Alice: "I'm on withdrawal, that's all there is to it!"

Isaiah: "Oh my sweet child. Don't you know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? Defile his temple, and your pain will be his retribution!"

Alice (in complete disbelief): "What?"

Isaiah (continues): "But God also gives grace to the humble. Even you can overcome sin in all temptations!"

Alice: "Okay, that's enough. I'm out. Good bye Mr. Isaiah!"

%ACT% Alice stands up and walks past Isaiah towards the exit in [1]

%MUS% MUS-1303 - Music Cue 03

Alice (angry): "Wait, why doesn't this door have a handle?"

Isaiah: "For your own safety, Mrs. Hollyberry!"

%ACT% Alice storms back in, grabbing Isaiah by the collar of his lab coat

Alice: "Open this door, or else ..."

Isaiah (strict, loud): "The door remains shut! It's the only way for you to overcome your own weakness!"

Alice (hissing): "I'm not weak!"

Isaiah: "Would you have come here if you weren't?"

Alice: "Aaaaarghh ..."

%SND% SND-1306 - Headache Sound 2

%ACT% Alice writhes in pain, as a wave of cramps hit her ...

Alice: "Fuuuuuuck."

Isaiah: "Your body has been entrusted to you by the Lord. It is not meant to be an instrument of unrighteousness, serving sin and the lusts of the flesh."

Alice: "I don't need Jesus to tell me that drugs are bad! I already know that!"

Isaiah: "Good! But that's not all. You're also a lesbian, Alice. God's Word says that homosexuality is unnatural, a perversion, an abomination, fornication, vile affection, and a great sin against Him. You have spent enough of your past lifetime in walking in lewdness, lusts, and the desires you experience."

Alice: "I'm on fucking withdrawal, what if it kills me?"

Isaiah: "We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, who lived a sinless life, loves you so much that He died for your sins, was buried, and ..."

%MUS% MUS-1304 - Music Cue 04

Alice (interrupts him): "GET ME OUT OF HERE, YOU FREAKING LUNATIC!"

Isaiah: "No."

Alice: "RrrrrrrrrrrrR!!!!!!"

%ACT% Alice jumps on Isaiah and strangles him

Isaiah (choking): "You're making a terrible mistake!"

Alice: "Give ... me ... that ... goddamn ... door ... key ..."

%SND% SND-1307 - Headache Sound 3

%ACT% Alice convulses, coughs, and finally pukes on the floor

Isaiah (shouts): "The Lord help me!"

%ACT% Isaiah jumps on Alice, the both topple down and disappear

%HND% Put restraints and a muzzle on Alice

%SND% SND-1308 - Electric Door Opener, Door Opens, Closes

%ACT% White_Coat comes in from [1] pushing a therapy device on trolley

%ACT% Tobias comes in from [1]

%ACT% White_Coat and Tobias free Isaiah and demobilize Alice (out of view ...)

%SND% SND-1309 - Fighting Noises

Alice (off): "Don't touch me, don't you dare TOUCH ME! Aiiiieee!"

Alice (off): "No! Nooooo!"

%ACT% Isaiah reappears at a safe distance in [2]

Isaiah: "Restrain her to her bed! She's the toughest case I've seen in years. Maybe she can still be saved if we begin therapy right away!"

%SND% SND-1309 - FADE

%ACT% White_Coat and Tobias and Alice re-appear, Alice is now wearing restraints and a muzzle

%ACT% Alice keeps struggling, going "mmmhmmhmmhmhm".

%ACT% White_Coat pulls the blanket off the metal bed, revealing a painted cross underneath.

%ACT% White_Coat and Tobias put Alice on the metal bed, and restrain her so that she looks like she's being crucified.

%ACT% Tobias puts sticky electrodes on Alice's head and arms, wiring her up to the therapy device on trolley

Isaiah: "You know what to do. The sooner we start, the sooner she's going to stop resisting. I'll be in my office."

%ACT% Isaiah leaves to [1]

%MIX% Runo: OFF

%SND% SND-1310 - Scary Switching Noise
%MUS% MUS-1305A - Music Cue 05a

%MUS% MUS-1305B - Music Cue 05b

%LIG% Lights on backdrop turn to a dark red. One bright spotlight directly on the metal bed in [4].

%PRE% PRE-1301 - Recorded Voice: "Reparative Therapy. Patient 0439. Session 1. Begins Now."

%ACT% White_Coat takes Alice's muzzle off and leaves to [1] together with Tobias

%ACT% Alice is trembling with fear

Alice: "What is happening? What are you doing to me?"

%PRE% PRE-1302 - Recorded Voice: "Please look at the erotic images projected to the ceiling."
%SND% SND-1311 - Buzzing Sound
%MUS% MUS-1306 - Music Cue 06

%ACT% Alice tenses up and screams

%PRE% PRE-1303 - Recorded Voice: "What you see is wrong. Being attracted to other women is wrong. Are you attracted to other women? Please answer truthfully!"

Alice (sobbing): "Go to hell!"

%SND% SND-1312 - Buzzing Sound
%MUS% MUS-1307 - Music Cue 07

%ACT% Alice tenses up and screams

%ACT% Alice cries and sobs

Alice: "Why are you doing this to me? Why?"

%SND% SND-1313 - Buzzing Sound
%MUS% MUS-1308 - Music Cue 08

%ACT% Alice tenses up and screams

%PRE% PRE-1304 - Recorded Voice: "Look at the images. You must never sin like this ever again. Repent!"
%SND% SND-1314 - Buzzing Sound
%MUS% MUS-1309 - Music Cue 09

%ACT% Alice tenses up and screams

Alice: "Stooooop! I'll say anything you want!"

%SND% SND-1316 - Buzzing Sound
%MUS% MUS-1305C - Music Cue 05C

%ACT% Alice tenses up and screams

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Nightmare Sequence begins

%LIG% Lights fade out

%MIX% Pan: OFF

%HND% remove Alice's restraints

%FOG% Some fog for the beam of light

%SND% Buzzing Sound

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - The buzzing sound repeats a few more times, Alice's voice becomes more and more faint. Weird echoes and sound effects ...

%PRE% PRE-1305 - Tobias: "I think bunny's done."

%PRE% PRE-1306 - White_Coat: "Yeah, I don't think she's gonna throw another tantrum any time soon."

%PRE% PRE-1307 - Tobias: "Let's get rid of the shackles."

%LIG% Main lights remain out

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Scary Switch Noise ON

%LIG% Spot on the metal bed, red

%ACT% Alice is laying on her back, trembling

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Scary Switch Noise OFF

%LIG% Spot out

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Fever dream sounds, heartbeat.

%PRE% PRE-1308 - Rona (from another dimension) is faintly calling "Alice? Alice! Aaalicee!"

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Scary Switch Noise ON

%LIG% Spot on metal bed, magenta

%ACT% Alice is laying on her side, holding her head, rocking back and forth

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Scary Switch Noise OFF

%LIG% Spot out

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Fever dream sounds, heartbeat.

%PRE% PRE-1309 - Rona (whispering, from another dimension) is faintly calling "You're so close, Alice! Don't stop! Keep going! I need you!"

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Scary Switch Noise ON

%LIG% Spot on metal bed, green

%ACT% Alice is lying in the metal bed upside down

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Scary Switch Noise OFF

%LIG% Spot out

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Fever dream sounds crescendo

%PRE% PRE-1310 - Rona (whispering, from another dimension): "My time is running out, Alice! Follow my voice! Follow my voice!"

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - Scary Switch Noise ON

%SND% SND-1316 (cont.) - All sounds abruptly stop

%MUS% MUS-1311 - Music Cue 11

%MIX% Pan: ON

%ACT% Alice lies on her back

%LIG% Spot on metal bed, blue

%ACT% Alice starts up, like awakening from a nightmare

Alice: "Aaahh! Who the hell are you? Hello? Oh fuuuuck ..."

%ACT% Alice breathes fast and heavy, she's not doing well

%ACT% Alice coughs and retches, but there's nothing left in her stomach

%SND% SND-1317 - Sound of Portal Opening

%SPT% A beam of light appears from off stage [7]

%ACT% Alice shields her eyes

Alice: "What the ... "

%ACT% Alice gets off the metal bed

%ACT% Alice walks towards the source of light to [7], leaving the stage

%SND% SND-1318 - Sound of Portal Closing
%MUS% MUS-1312 - Music Cue 12
%SND% AMB-1301 - FADE

%SPT% The beam of light disappears.

%LIG% Fade out spotlight

%LIG% LX 1399 - Lights Out

%HND% Curtain - close

%MIX% Fade Ambience, SFX and Music with LX 1399

%MIX% Mute all but Video

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