The October People’s Choice goes to…….
The people have spoken… The October People’s Choice Award goes to Alanna McFall for her short play, THE MOST JUST, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on October 15th 2018, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Congratulations, Alanna!
Courtesy of Ms. McFall, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. Enjoy!
“The Most Just”
By Alanna McFall
King Rothrick – Male – 40’s-50’s – Any race – The king of this land
Sir Calder – Male – Any age – Any race – A knight in pursuit of justice
Sir Lerrish – Male – Any age – Any race – Another knight in pursuit of justice
Warlock – Female – Any age – Any race – A warlock in pursuit of justice
Astronaut – Female – Any age – Any race – A time-traveler in pursuit of justice
A KING sits regally upon his throne. A jeweled crown rests upon his head and he toys with his scepter. He appears to be waiting for something. SIR CALDER, a knight, bursts into the throne room with his sword drawn. He points his broadsword directly at the king, who stays seated.
Sir Calder. So. You and your ragtag bunch have made it this far after all.
Rothrick, who I can barely stomach to call ‘king’, your reign of
terror ends here. Long have I waited to see you draw your last
breath, and my soul will be at peace knowing that your
destruction comes at my hands. Your armies are defeated, your
defenses torn to shreds and your guards slaughtered like sheep.
And now it is time for you to join your people in death.
King Rothrick slowly stands, with great dignity.
I will go to my demise with the composure and dignity of a ruler.
Your brute force wins this day, but the goodness of my kingdom
will live on. Know that eventually, someday, justice will be served.
No, justice is being served today.
I had prayed that when I regained the throne my grandfather lost,
that the bloodshed would end, but today is not that happy day.
Do your cruel business, but know that there are many more who
will carry on my noble legacy.
No, no, you’re not understanding, I am the one serving justice
here. My father died at your soldiers’ hands and I am here to
Lord Barnard? His death was necessary after the cruel murder of
my aunt Giselda on his orders. Such injustice could not be allowed
No, I- no, you don’t get to use the word “justice”, that is my word here!
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