Short drama scene from the 1 act Play Script “Final Curtain”. Frank readies himself before his stage entrance but gets asked to be a best man.
Frank talks to himself.
FRANK: There’s the mirror…the make-up…this wooden vanity…(he picks at the wooden vanity)…you’re a clown…who needs the make-up, it’s all written across your face anyway…(lifts his cheeks up with his hands and then lets his face drop)…all there, old blue eyes…
SISCO: Hey Frank, you’re on in ten.
FRANK: Alright. Sisco?
FRANK: How many we got out there tonight?
FRANK: No. What’s the real numbers?
SISCO: We got two, but one don’t look like they’re gonna make it.
FRANK: Two people. What do you mean one won’t make it?
SISCO: Coughing up a storm. Rita told me to ask them to leave if they don’t stop hacking.
FRANK: Tell Rita that one person coughing in the audience is better than no one in the audience.
SISCO: But it’s…non-stop coughing Frank.
FRANK: Non-stop? Maybe they’re sick…and they still came out to see me…in this rain, it’s raining outside, heavy.
SISCO: Ah, you know…the lady probably came in to get out of the rain…
FRANK: Oh, right, yeah…that’s true.
SISCO: Oh yeah, I almost forgot, we lost the spotlight. No replacement until next week.
FRANK: What am I –
SISCO: Rita said to just stand stage left and the light is bright enough to take care of ya.
FRANK: Oh yeah?
SISCO: Best we could do.
FRANK: Anything else I should know?
SISCO: I’m gettin’ married.
FRANK: You’re what?
SISCO: Married, gettin’ married.
FRANK: Oh. Well, congratulations.
FRANK: Carol, that’s right. Wow, happy for you bud.
SISCO: I’d like you to be my best man.
SISCO: Why not?
FRANK: Oh, no. No Sisco, you know I’m not best man material.
SISCO: All you gotta do is stand there.
FRANK: Nah, that best man, that marriage stuff ain’t for me. Ask somebody else. I’m not the guy.
SISCO: I couldn’t think of anyone better than you.
FRANK: I don’t wanna sound harsh but…I can’t. Let’s leave it at that now.
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In the one act eplay Final Curtain, an independent theatre’s lease is about to expire, a stage hand is about to get married and the final performance of Frank’s solo act gets cancelled last minute. 1 Woman, 2 Men. Drama.