WOMEN'S GENERIC SCRIPT - USE IT FOR

                           EITHER MARY OR AGNES

 

If you already have a demo reel available, we would prefer to see that rather than a

new read, but if you don't have a reel you can perform the following dialogue regardless of which character you are interested in.  Treat it as a "one size fits both" script.  If you wish, you can choose to perform the female part in our MEN'S GENERIC SCRIPT. We're looking for your ability to memorize dialogue and

deliver the lines. It doesn't matter whether you perform the MARY or AGNES part.   We will review your performance and consider you for whichever role we feel you are best suited for. 

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 022 - INT – LIVING ROOM  AGNES, who is the Boyles' cook, enters the living room and sees Mary on the sofa.

 

AGNES

"Shall I serve lunch now?"

 

MARY is seated, reading a book. She looks up.

 

MARY

"Yes. Thank your Agnes. Please let Mr. Boyle

know that lunch is ready."

 

AGNES

"I'm very sorry, but Mr. Boyle is not here."

 

MARY

He's not?---Where did he go?

 

AGNES

"He went out the front door, and

walked down the driveway."

 

MARY

"He went for a walk?--At this hour?

Did he say where he was going?."

 

AGNES

"No. He just went out with the gentleman."

 

MARY

"The Gentleman?—What gentleman?

 

AGNES

"The gentleman who came."

 

MARY

"When did the gentleman come?

Give me the details."

 

AGNES

"I didn't notice what time it was ."

 

MARY

"Who was he? --What did he want?"

 

AGNES

"I couldn't say. His name was on a

folded slip of paper, and I gave

it to Mr. Boyle."

 

MARY

"Let me know immediately when

Mr. Boyle returns."

 

AGNES

"I certainly will. Shall I serve lunch now?

 

MARY

"Yes—Lunch for one of course"

 

AGNES

"Yes Ma'am."

 

AGNES leaves.

 

024 - INT. LIVING ROOM –  two hours later.  MARY is seated at a table playing solitaire. She looks at her watch, then reaches to the side and pushes a button to summon Agnes. AGNES enters.

 

AGNES

Yes, Ma'am."

 

MARY

"Please tell Mr. Boyle to come and join

me for our afternoon coffee."

 

AGNES

"I would be happy to, but Mr. Boyle

has not returned."

 

MARY

"You mean he came back, and has

gone out again?"

 

AGNES

"No. He never came back. Not since

he went out with-- that gentleman."

 

MARY

"Has Mr. Boyle called?"

 

AGNES

"No, Ma'am"

 

MARY (frustrated)

"I'm beginning to get worried.—

Mr. Boyle always tells me where he's going.--

Are you sure you've never seen that man before?"

 

AGNES

"I'm quite sure. Like I said, he simply wrote

his name on a piece of paper--folded it--

and I gave it to Mr. Boyle just

like that. I never looked at it."

 

MARY

"We need to find that piece of paper"

 

025 - INT – TED'S WORK AREA - DAY MARY is at Ted's work table looking for the slip of paper. She sees various pages spread out on the table. AGNES stands a few feet away, watching Mary, and waiting. On Ted's yellow pad is a half written letter, with a pen on top of it, as if he was interrupted by something before he finished. MARY picks up the letter and sits down where Ted normally sits. She reads the letter aloud.

 

MARY

"My dear Flannigan—Who was Flannigan?—

I have just received your letter announcing

Botkin's death, and while I suppose there is no

further risk of trouble, it might be safer—"

 

MARY puts down the letter and turns her attention to AGNES, who has been silently watching MARY, and listening.

 

MARY

"When you brought the paper to

Mr. Boyle, what did he say?"

 

AGNES

"Well, just as I handed him the note,

I realized that the gentleman had followed

me into the room, so I left the

two of them alone.

 

MARY

"If you left them alone, how do you know

that they left the house together?"

 

AGNES (getting nervous)

"I saw them leave through the front door."

 

MARY

"Then if you saw the gentleman twice,

you should be able to tell me

what he looked like."

 

AGNES

"Well, his---hat was unusual.

 

MARY

"Unusual?---Unusual how?

 

MARY suddenly solves the puzzle. She gets excited jumps to her feet and goes towards agnes.

 

MARY

"You mean, like a cowboy hat?---

and his face was pale?---a youngish face."

 

AGNES

"Yes. That's right. Do you know him?"

 

MARY

"I don't know his name. He showed up

unannounced at our front door. He wanted

to speak with Mr. Boyle-- I sent him away."