Other Side of the Ocean

In short comedy script, “Other Side of the Ocean,” Ava challenges her boyfriend Tucky to take them to Milan, get married and buy a house.

Other Side of the Ocean



AVA is in her twenties and thumbs through a large coffee table type book filled with pictures.

TUCKY eat from a sandwich, looking at Ava.

AVA:  Umm, Barcelona, Paris, London, …Milan! Always wanted to go to Milan.

TUCKY:  Where’s Milan?

AVA:  Italy, dummy.

TUCKY:  How far is that?

AVA:  Far, on the other side of the ocean.

TUCKY:  Going east?

AVA:  Going east.

TUCKY:  Dag.

AVA:  That’s where I’m going to get married?

TUCKY:  Where?

AVA:  Milan.

TUCKY:  …Okay…uh…how much this gonna cost?

AVA:  Money should be no object.

TUCKY:  But, it is an object that is rectangular in shape, and if I’m not careful can turn into a black hole.

AVA:  You said whatever I wanted.

TUCKY:  I did say that, but I didn’t think you was gonna jump the ocean.

AVA:  Well, I jumped.

TUCKY:  Dag.

AVA:  Don’t you wanna marry me, Tucky?

TUCKY:  Course I do. Ain’t interested in marrying myself.

AVA (singing):  Milano! Milano! We’re going to Milano!

TUCKY:  When ah, when we doing this thing?

AVA:  Tomorrow!

TUCKY:  Girl you must be smoking the finest green.

AVA:  …Not tomorrow?

TUCKY:  I need time, I, I gotta work this out. Do I gotta learn Italian now?

AVA:  Wutch you mean LEARN?

TUCKY:  You know, talk Italian.

AVA:  Why would you have to talk Italian? Ain’t you ever been anywhere ya whole sad life?

TUCKY:  Well, been at the…ah, to ah… dag, I guess not. But they got them, those ah, those language devices. Wutch you call those? You know, those digital devices that you speak into and it translates what you say into the language you want to say it in. Ya seen those?

AVA:  Nope.

TUCKY:  Sure you have, ya say something like, “Where can I get a pizza?” and the device supposed to ask that same question in Italian or any language you want.

AVA:  Who cares?

TUCKY:  I’m just sayin’.  It’s good to know, so we don’t have no troubles.

AVA:  What trouble we ever gotten into anyways? Maybe it be good for us to get some trouble going.

TUCKY:  Ava, Ava don’t start having those thoughts on me, cause last thing we need is ending up in trouble in some foreign land.

AVA:  I want adventure.

TUCKY:  Adventure is one thing, trouble is another.

AVA (singing):  We going to Milano, Milano, Milano, we going to Milano, yeah, yeah, YEAH!

TUCKY:  Well, I’m glad you’re happy now.

AVA:  I am as happy as can be!

TUCKY:  How much you think something like this cost though…for reals?

AVA:  Gonna cost what it’s gonna cost.

TUCKY:  I know, but about how much you think?

AVA:  Fifty-thousand.

TUCKY:  Fifty-thousand?

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Other Side of the Ocean by Joseph ArnoneIn short romantic comedy script, “Other Side of the Ocean,” Ava wishes to go to Milan to get married and start a new life by buying a house.  1 Woman, 1 Man.  Romance Comedy.

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