Act 2, Scene 4: Suicide Commando

Setting: Rose's chamber at the Sanatorium. Looks more like a nun's chamber. <del>A cross with a sheep Jesus on the wall.</del> A row of flower pots with cacti in it on a shelf. A stack of books. A cupboard. A sink with a faucet. A comfy bed. A nightstand with a (real) lamp on it. A trashcan.
Stage setup
Left: Rose's chamber at the Sanatorium
Middle: Rose's chamber at the Sanatorium
Right: Rose's chamber at the Sanatorium
On 2nd rail
comfy bedNone
nightstandNoneattached to bed
desk lampLiamon the nightstand
dresserNonein [6-7, 2nd]
On playrail
Hand props & personal props
crossShishion the nightstand
trashcanNoneon the dresser
Greg's phoneShishi
Special effects
Intro**00:00 **
Dialogue**00:00 **
**Scene Total****00:00 **


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

%LIG% LX 2400 - 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% Reesa: ON

%MIX% Runo: OFF


%AMB% The Demön HünterZ rehearsal bunker, recycle from 1-4

Cooper (shakes): "Spiders ... I've always hated spider. And now I hate them even more! Bbbbbbbbbl!"

%SND% soft snoring of a dog

Poison: "Count yourself lucky you got out of there so soon! The moment you left, all hell broke loose."

Alice: "But thanks to you, Rona is now in a safe place, and we all made it back in one piece. And look at poor Haze, she's completely shot. All curled up and snoring like a baby!"

Greg: "A cute, two meter, 300 kilo murderbaby!"

Alice (laughing): "Don't worry Greg, she'll do you no harm."

Greg: "Yes. She's sleeping. At least she looks like she's sleeping. (whisper) Let's not wake her up!"

Poison (awkward): "Alice ... I don't know how to ... how to say it ..."

%SND% soft snoring of a dog fades

Alice: "It's okay Poise ... I guess I would not have believed myself either if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes."

Poison: "It's not just that. I should have listened more carefully, you know. You really can't make shit like that up, even if it sounds like a Lovecraft story. I blamed it on the drugs but ... Anyway ... I was a real jerk. I'm sorry."

Alice: "It's alright. The way things went I really can't blame you."

Cooper: "Too bad Frill didn't come with us. I wonder if it was something I did ..."

Poison: "I've been wondering the same about Karma! I could have learned so much more about myself from him ... but it seems he didn't make it either. If Haze is still here, why not Karma?"

Alice: "I really don't know. Maybe they stayed in the other world because that's where they are needed most. That Haze is still here could mean that her purpose here is not fulfilled yet. Or maybe I'm grossly overthinking it, and it's because I opened the passage, and that's why she could follow me ... I don't fully understand it either. Maybe Haze can tell us when she wakes up."

Greg: "You are so lucky to still have her here, Alice. I miss Talreg so bad! I felt so happy when I met him, and now I can't stop thinking about what he might be going through. I've done so many things in my life that I regret now. All the poor people I helped abuse at Isaiah's command ... how many of the demons in Pankrat's army are the result of my doing? *sigh*"

%SND% footsteps approaching from outside the door

Alice: "Talreg will be fine, as long as you stay strong. We must come to terms with our mistakes and learn from them, that will give our spirits the strength to keep up the fight."

%SND% fist pounding against the metal door

Driver (outside the door): "Open the door! This is a 9-1-1 pizza emergency!"

Poison: "Finally! I'm starving!"

%SND% door opening

Driver: "Good evening convicts! Here is your last meal! I have one Pizza Total Carnage ..."

Cooper: "That's me!"

Driver: "... one Jailbreak with a file baked in ..."

Greg: "Me, please!"

Driver: "... one salad Judie with extra carrots ..."

Alice: "Take a wild guess ..."

Driver: "... Of course. Let's see ... a Pizza Roadkill ..."

Poison: "You got it!"

Driver: "... two times our Secret Service Sauce, a bag of Kidnap Krispies, one 6-pack Cold Case ..."

%ACT% Driver pauses for dramatic effect

Driver: "... and one Pizza Polygraph."

Cooper: "Uh ... I swear, we did not order that one."

Driver: "Congratulations, you passed the test, that gives you 10% off. 40 bucks and 50 cents, please."

Poison: "Can we pay by bank robbery?"

Driver: "No ... unmarked cash only."

%SND% coins

Driver: "Thank you! Enjoy!"

%SND% door, footsteps up the stairs

%SND% everyone unpacks their food and opens Cold Case Cans

Greg (chewing): "So ... what next? I certainly can't just go back and pretend nothing happened."

Poison (chewing): "We should call the cops."

Cooper: "What did I tell you about being a punk now?"

Poison: "No, seriously! They are holding people captive in there, and that needs to be stopped."

Alice: "I'm with Coop. All cops are bastards. Rose is still in there, I don't want her to end up in the middle of a shootout!"

Poison: "Well, uhmm ... while I agree most cops are bastards IN PRINCPLE, maybe this is one of the few cases where they might be kinda useful ..."

Alice: "How about this: First we get Rose out, and when we're all safe and out of firing range, THEN we call the bastards to clean this mess up."

Greg: "I still have all my keys. I could get us in through the back entrance and you can convince her to come with us."

Cooper: "Wouldn't we show up on their security cameras?"

Greg: "Yeah, we'd have to somehow distract the guy at the front gate while we go in."

Poison: "I am not sure how we should do that."

Alice: "Guys! Did any of you read the newspaper lately?"

Poison: "Punks don't read."

Cooper: "Hah! That's MY student!"

Alice: "In that case you will never guess who's hiring right now ..."


%AMB% AMB-2401 - Sanatorium at Night

%HND% Curtain - open

%LIG% Black out

%ACT% Rose sleeps in her comfy bed in [6, 2nd]

%SND% SND-2401 - Open Door

%ACT% Alice enters from [1], carrying a torch

%ACT% Greg follows Alice from [1]

%SND% SND-2402 - Close Door

%ACT% Alice sneaks up to the comfy bed in [6, 2nd]

%ACT% Alice turns on the little desk lamp on the nightstand in [5]

%SND% SND-2403 - Click

%HND% Turn on the desk lamp

%LIG% Low ambient light on entire scene

Alice (whispering): "Awww, look at her. My sleeping beauty."

Greg: "Do we need a prince to wake her up?"

Alice: "A princess will do just as well!"

%ACT% Alice gives Rose a little kiss

Rose: "Hrrr ... mrrrr ... grrrrrr."

Alice: "Ssshh! Hey! Wake up honey! I'm back!"

Rose (sleepy): "Alice? This is weird. I dreamed about you. And now you're here!"

Alice: "How are you?"

Rose: "Tired. I couldn't stop thinking of you. Wait! What is Greg doing here?"

%ACT% Rose sits up in her bed

Alice: "Don't worry. We managed to un-brainwash him."

Rose: "You un-washed his brain? You mean you put all the filth back in?"

Greg: "*AHEM*"

%ACT% Alice hugs Rose

Alice: "Yes, that sounds like the Rose I used to know!"

Greg: "Sssh! I think I heard a noise outside."

Alice (perks up her ears): "I hear nothing ..."

Greg: "I'd better check it out. If someone's coming this way I'll do my best to distract them!"

Alice: "Okay!"

%ACT% Greg walks back out to [1]

%SND% SND-2404 - Door Opens and Closes

Alice: "All right, time put on some pants and get your handbag! And no arguments this time!"

Rose: "Just one more thing."

Rose: "If I were to leave this place ... would you take care of me? I wouldn't have to be afraid any more!"

Alice: "If you would also take care of me?"

Rose: "Of course! From now on and forever!"

%ACT% Alice and Rose hug and kiss.

%MIX% Runo: ON

%SND% SND-2405 - Door bursts open

%LIG% Full stage lights on

%ACT% Isaiah storms in from [1]

%ACT% Tobias storms in from [1]

%ACT% Greg storms in from [1]

Greg: "There they are!"

Alice: "Greg, what the fuck!"

Isaiah: "I beg your pardon! This is a house of God!"

Alice: "Your ego is out of control."

Greg: "Have no fear, Alice! Dr. Isaiah is here to help you."

Rose: "I thought you were on our side!"

Greg: "Always was! Always will be!"

Alice: "I can't believe I trusted you!"

Isaiah: "How long have you two been a couple? I'm afraid one of you will have to be relocated. Otherwise we will never get your sinful thoughts back under control."

Alice: "Forget it. I'm not gonna leave her behind ever again."

Isaiah (to Tobias): "Last time we tried to restrain her, that ended in lots of blood and tears. I think we should put her to sleep this time."

%ACT% Alice goes into boxing stance, raising her fists

Alice: "Come here, I'm going to kick your ass!"

%ACT% Tobias throws a syringe like a dart

%SND% SND-2406a - Swish!

%HND% The Syringe hits Alice right in the neck

%SND% SND-2406b - Sproing!

%ACT% Alice pulls the syringe out ...

Alice: "What the ..."

Isaiah: "May I introduce you to Mr. Tobias Hollowbucket ... 2016 darts world champion!"

Alice: "Uggggh!"

%ACT% Tobias catches Alice

Isaiah: "Tobias, would you please put the little sodomite back in her room, and keep her restrained until further notice?"

%ACT% Tobias takes Alice on his shoulders, and walks out of the room to [1]

Greg: "Don't lose hope, Rose! Not all is lost yet."

%ACT% Greg follows Tobias out of the room to [1]

%SND% SND-2407 - Door Closes

%MIX% Pan: OFF
%MIX% Eisfuchs: OFF

%ACT% Rose buries her face in her paws, and weeps softly.

%ACT% Isaiah walks over to Rose, and sits down next to her on the bed, putting an arm around her in a mega creepy way.

Isaiah: "Rose, my sweet child. What are we going to do about you? Today was a huge step backwards in your development, and that is such a pity!"

Rose: "If you say so."

Isaiah: "I think we need to intensify our behavioral therapy sessions again. You've always been one of my most promising patients. I'll check my calendar to see where I can fit you in. But we'll keep your door locked for now - you understand. The temptation to do something unsafe is just too strong for you right now."

%ACT% Isaiah gets up again, and walks towards the door to [1]

Rose: "Oh, Dr. Isaiah?"

Isaiah: "Yes?"

Rose: "Can I ask you a question?"

Isaiah: "Of course?"

Rose: "How did Greg end up here?"

Isaiah: "He used to be a dancer at a gay club, offering a few other 'services' on the side every now and then. When the police raided a party he was at, they caught him with his G-String full of money, and his nose full of cocaine. The judge offered him a plea bargain - if he pleaded guilty, he would be submitted to therapy rather than living the rest of his life behind bars. It was a joy to see him flourish once he learned to leave his sins behind. I hope you'll make me just as proud one day!"

Rose: "Maybe."

Isaiah: "Don't give up. As Greg said, there's still hope! See you later, Rose."

Rose: "Bye."

%ACT% Isaiah walks out to [1]

%SND% SND-2408 - Door closes, locks

%MIX% Runo: OFF

Rose: "Just you wait."

%ACT% Rose stands up, and walks up to the nightstand in [5]

%ACT% Rose takes out Greg's phone

%ACT% Rose dials 9-1-1

%SND% SND-2409 - Beep Boop Boop

Rose (in rage, her voice is shaking): "Hello? My name is Rosalinda Moretti. I'm held at the Lift-You-Up Rehab Center against my will with hundreds of others. They're abusing and torturing the patients here. The staff are armed and dangerous, and will not hesitate to use violence. I'm locked up in room 2-3-7 ... please get me out of here. You can locate my phone if you don't believe me. This is really, really urgent. Thank you."

%ACT% Rose puts down Greg's phone

%ACT% Rose takes the cross off the nightstand

Rose (in rage): "I will never be your sweet little child again, Isaiah. NEVER."

%ACT% Rose tosses the cross into the trashcan in [6]

%SND% SND-2410 - Trash Crash
%AMB% AMB-2401 - FADE

%LIG% LX 2499 - Lights out

%MIX% Fade Ambience, SFX and Music with LX 2499

%HND% Curtain - close

%MIX% Mute all but Video

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

%LIG% LX 0098 - House Lights 25% ON (Static Playbacks)

%LIG% LX 0090 - Indirect Ambient Lighting ON (Static Playbacks)