Melody Delilah (Scene 2)
Name: The character who is talking
[italics]: The stage directions
---: The interruptions in speech
Cast List for Scene 2
The following is the cast list for my script:
Scene Two ‘Home Time’
At the Delilah household, Melody rushes upstairs to her bedroom and closes the door. Downstairs in the cluttered hallway, Mother stands beside the mirror, while Father sits on the bottom step.
Father: Is everything all right?
Mother: No. Everything is not all right. You’ll never believe what happened at the zoo---
Father (abruptly): You went to the zoo? She’s fourteen!
Mother: You know she’s wants to be a zoologist when she’s older. Never mind that. (pauses)
Melody told me that…one of the gorillas…talked to her---
Father I’m sorry but what? (long pause, then calling) Melody, Me---
Mother: Shh! Don’t call her.
Father Why not? What you just told me is totally ridiculous.
Mother: Because I’m scared.
Father comes over to Mother and embraces her. He tries to comfort her through hugs and kisses. Then he puts his hands to her face.
Father (reassuringly): Okay, okay. We will get through this.
Father kisses Mother on the lips.
Umm it may be just a phase she’s going through. You know what kids are like when get stressed at school.
Father: Would you like me to speak to her?
Father stops embracing Mother.
Mother: I don’t think that will help.
Father: I’ll just see if she’s okay then.
Father climbs the stairs and then turns right to Melody’s room. He then knocks on the door and enters. Inside the room he instantly notices a drawing of a gorilla hanging upon the wall. He then looks down and sees Melody sitting on a chair sketching another picture of Brongo.
Father: Hey love. Did you have fun at the zoo?
Father sits down on Melody’s bed. Melody turns around and looks at her Father.
Melody: Yes I did, thanks Dad.
Father stars at Melody’s gorilla picture on the wall.
Father: You must have done as you’ve drawn a picture of…a gorilla.
Melody: Oh that’s not any gorilla, that’s Brongo.
Father: I’m sorry love but but who's Brongo?
Melody: The gorilla who spoke to me at the zoo.
Melody pauses realising what she has just said does sounds a little strange.