Scene Detail

"I'm getting too old to drive the getaway chariot."

From: Medea & Jason: Rubicon Waltz
2 Characters
Gender Age Character Name
Female Adult: Any Age ACTOR 1 (Medea)
Either Adult: Any Age ACTOR 9
 
Setup:
King Aegeus needs to father some children in order to have heirs to which to leave his kingdom.

Medea needs an escape hatch before launching her plan of revenge against her husband Jason; Glauke, the local princess, and the other woman; and King Creon, Glauke's father...?

The scene setting up Aegeus' predicament is available for viewing online under the pull quote

- "Keep your prophecy out of my pants."

The scenes setting up Medea's predicament are also available for viewing online under the following pull quotes -

- "Because I know how much you want it, and how long I can hold out, and how certain you are you'll always get what you want."
and
- "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."
and
- "From the moment I met you, I have dipped myself in blood so many times I will never be clean. Your murders are a part of me."

The full script is available at

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/medea-jason-rubicon-waltz/6678046

part of Matthew's online script store

http://stores.lulu.com/matthewaeverett
 

Scene

copyright 2009 by Matthew A. Everett




ACTOR 1 (Medea)

So, unaware of the bastard son Theseus he'd foolishly fathered on the way back to Athens, all those years ago, King Aegeus now ambled into Corinth still thinking himself childless.

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus)

About the same time Medea and Jason were wishing themselves spouseless.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

I can help you with that.

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus)

But my dear, I hardly know you.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Do you want children or don't you?

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus)

And what do you want?

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

What makes you think -- ?

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus)

Pardon me, my dear, if at my age I can't help thinking that a young woman who throws herself at me must want something from me in return for her -- talents.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Sanctuary.

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus)

In Athens?

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

That's your kingdom, isn't it?

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus)

What have you done?

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Nothing.

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus)

What are you *going* to do?

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Isn't it better if you don't know that?

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus)

I can promise you sanctuary.
*Provided* you can reach Athens of your own accord.
I'm getting too old to drive the getaway chariot.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

I have your word?

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus)

You have my word. See you in Athens.

ACTOR 9 (Aegeus) leaves.





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