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"Because the truth is the only thing left I have to hurt him with. And for some reason that's still important to me."

From: Medea & Jason: Rubicon Waltz
2 Characters
Gender Age Character Name
Female Adult: Any Age ACTOR 1 (Medea)
Either Adult: Any Age ACTOR 7
 
Setup:
Medea decides to write her own ending to her life's story...

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Scene

copyright 2009 by Matthew A. Everett




ACTOR 1 (Medea)

This is the story as I'd like it to end.
Since no one else bothered to pass it on or write it down.
I get to choose.
I know how to cast the spells.
Of life. Of youth. Of resurrection.
I never die.
I travel the world.
I wander across time.
I meet many great men.
Perhaps even Alexander the Great.

ACTOR 7 takes on the role of Alexander the Great, approaches ACTOR 1 (Medea)


ACTOR 1 (Medea) (cont'd)

And if I feel like it, I might even stop and talk with them.
This is my adventure.
This is my quest.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

I don't believe I've seen you here before.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Probably because you haven't.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

Where are you from?

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Originally?
Colchis.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

How did you wind up in our part of Asia?

Pause.


ACTOR 1 (Medea)

It's a long story.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

I have time.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

And if I don't?

Pause.


ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

Everyone has a long story.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

And they probably all start the same way.
Someone just wanders into your life by chance --

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

and you're never the same again.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Some would say the gods had a lot to do with it.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

Do you believe in fate?

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

On a good day, yes. On a bad day, I like to think I have a little more control in turning things around.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

You don't have to tell me about him.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

You asked.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

It was wrong of me. Why should you want to rehash all that?

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

Because the truth is the only thing left I have to hurt him with.
And for some reason that's still important to me.

Pause.


ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

You look as if you come from a noble family.

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

I was a princess.
A lifetime or so ago.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

You believe in reincarnation?

ACTOR 1 (Medea)

No.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

I like the thought of it.
Being able to make up for past mistakes.
Fresh start.
New worlds to conquer.

Pause.


ACTOR 1 (Medea)

My name is Medea.

ACTOR 7 (Alexander)

Alexander.




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