MEN'S GENERIC SCRIPT - USE IT FOR ALL MALE ROLES

 

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new read, but if you don't have a reel you can perform the following dialogue regardless of

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role for which we feel you are best suited.            

 

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TED picks up one of the letters and looks at the envelope.

 

TED

"Here's a letter for you."

 

MARY takes the letter, stands up and reads the envelope. TED pours two cups of coffee.  MARY sits down in another chair across the room as She opens the envelope and pulls out its contents. It is a newspaper clipping. She unfolds it, and silently reads it to herself.

 

MARY

(still reading)

"Ted. What's this? What does it mean?"

 

TED enters with two cups of coffee. He stands in front of Mary, who is seated

 

TED

"What's what?"

 

MARY continues to look at the newspaper clipping as she speaks.

 

MARY

"A newspaper article—that a man named

Botkin has brought suit against you—

that there was something wrong with

the Blue Star Mine.---I can't understand

most of it"

 

MARY looks up at Ted. TED calmly hands her a cup of coffee.

 

TED (calmly)

"Oh that."

 

MARY

You knew about this then?---

Do we have a problem?"

 

TED

"Certainly I knew about it.--

And no, it's all been taken care of"

 

MARY

"But what is it? I don't understand.

What does this man accuse you of?"

 

TED

"Oh, pretty much every crime in the

book. Do you want to hear the story?

It's not particularly interesting---just a

squabble over interests in the

Blue Star Mine."

 

MARY

"But who is this Botkin?

I don't know the name?

 

TED sits down in another chair near MARY.

 

TED

Oh, he's just a fellow who wanted to

invest in something. I told him about the

mine, and he practically begged me to

let him in on the deal. I told you about

him at the time."

 

MARY

"I must have forgotten.---But if you

helped him, why is he upset?"

 

TED

"I don't really know. Probably some shyster

lawyer got ahold of him and they were

looking for a quick buck. It's all rather

technical and complicated.—I thought this

kind of thing bored you?"

 

MARY

"But doesn't this lawsuit worry you?

Why have you never spoken to me about it?"

 

TED

"I didn't bring it up because it didn't

worry me---it annoyed me, but it wasn't

anything serious.—It's all ancient history.

Whoever sent you that article held on to

it for a long while."

 

MARY (happier)

"You mean it's over?—Did we win?"

 

There is a pause as TED sips his coffee. He struggles for the right answer Because he's holding back part of the story.

 

TED

"He withdrew the suit—that's it."