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"I just don't think it a good idea, for myself or my daughter, to have a woman with your history of homicidal tendencies and mental instability wandering loose on the streets."

From: Medea & Jason: Rubicon Waltz
2 Characters
Gender Age Character Name
Female Adult: Any Age ACTOR 1 (Medea)
Either Adult: Any Age ACTOR 4
 
Setup:
Medea just found out that Jason, her husband and father of her children, is cheating on her with another woman. The other woman's father happens to be king of Corinth, where they reside. King Creon, learning of Medea's rather deadly reputation, is understandably concerned...

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Scene

copyright 2009 by Matthew A. Everett




ACTOR 1 (Medea)

This is the story of how your father forgot who he was dealing with.
This is the story of how your mother gave up everything else of importance in her life to be with the man she loved, but then she lost the man.
This is the story of why the children had to die.

Pause.

ACTOR 4 (Creon)

Medea said some rash things

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Bitch!

ACTOR 4 (Creon)

when she first found out about my daughter Glauke and Jason.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Faithless bastard!

ACTOR 4 (Creon)

To all the wrong people.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Pimp!

ACTOR 4 (Creon)

Medea. Darling. In the best interests of my kingdom and my daughter Glauke, I've had some of my people run a background check on you. And while the results were certainly not something I'd want to read over lunch, I must admit they were most enlightening. For this reason, I find myself compelled to banish you and your sons from my kingdom. I just don't think it a good idea, for myself or my daughter, to have a woman with your history of homicidal tendencies and mental instability wandering loose on the streets.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Asshole!

ACTOR 4 (Creon)

Certainly not in your present state of mind.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Faggot!

ACTOR 4 (Creon)

You realize, of course, that these are frightful anachronisms.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

It's a bit late in the game to be worrying about that now.

ACTOR 4 (Creon)

Pack. Or I'll have some of my men sent over to do it for you. And they have a thing about women's underwear.

Pause.

ACTOR 1 (Medea) considers her options.


ACTOR 4 (Creon) (cont'd)

They'll be modeling your entire wardrobe for the general populace if you don't get moving.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

How long did you say I had?

ACTOR 4 (Creon)

Til dawn tomorrow.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

I have today?

ACTOR 4 (Creon)

I think I can safely give you the rest of the day, don't you?

ACTOR 4 (Creon) leaves.

ACTOR 1 (Medea) sits alone on the ground surrounded by darkness.

A pause.

Then she looks up, smiling.


ACTOR 1 (Medea)

This is almost too easy.




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