Friday, May 16, 2008

Feeling Behind

I want to start rehearsals for Momotaro in July so I have a little more than a month to finish the script, build a stage, make props and finish all the puppets. Here's where I'm at with the Gold Oni:
Gold Oni

It's really the script I'm worried about. I really want to do a good job but...this is my mindset:

PUNCH
Oh Hello! Hello! Hi! How are ya! Hello! Hello! Judy! Judy-judy-judy!

JUDY
Here I am Mr. Punch now what is it you want?

PUNCH
A Kiss!
JUDY
A Kiss! I'm not going to give you a kiss in front of all these people!

PUNCH
Why Not?

JUDY
Why not? I'll tell you why not. Because they'll all laugh at me and make that terrible 'Woooo' sound!

PUNCH
No they won't!

JUDY
Of course they will.

PUNCH
No they won't.

JUDY
You think so do you? Well I'll prove it to you. And Ladies and Gentlemen this is your chance to redeem yourselves and prove me wrong, so no laughing or woooing! Very well, Mr. Punch, I'll kiss you but first I must blow my nose. (loudly blow raspberries while wiping nose on curtain. PUNCH makes gross noises) Here we go.

PUNCH
Kiss!

JUDY
Oh Mr. Punch I heard them didn't you?

PUNCH
I must have missed it.

JUDY
You missed it! How could you miss it? Very well I'll kiss you one more time and you better pay attention! Ladies and gentlemen this is your last chance, so no laughing and no wooing!

PUNCH
Kiss!

JUDY
Oh Mr. Punch you're worse than the postman!

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

So. Judy's been Kissing the Postman?

elly_leaverton said...

Oh yes...Judy is actually way worse than Punch, you know. Everyone in a Punch show is. Basically you take an ordinary guy, make a list of all the people in his life which may cause him to go postal, make those people extremely over the top and send them to Punch. That's the whole story.