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*Trojan Horse

TROJAN HORSE


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The Trojan KING and PARISS are atop of a wall. MESSENGER enters. HOFF STAGE is off stage.

MESS: SIRE, Sire! Oh King of Troy! News from the battlefield! The Greeks has have sent us a large horse!

KING: Well, bring in the horse!

MESS: Bring in the horse!

HOFF: Bring in the horse!

PARIS: Uh, Father?

KING: What is it Paris?

PARIS: Do we need a horse?

KING: Definitely not. We have the finest horses in the land.

PARIS: So, why should we bring in the horse?

MESS: Bring in the horse!

HOFF: Bring in the horse!

KING: Good idea bringing in the horse.

PARIS: Why would the Greeks, our sworn enemy, suddenly give us a horse?

KING: Are you a racist?

PARIS: What? No! Greek isn't even a race!

KING: That sounds like racist talk.

MESS: That's racist!

HOFF: That's racist!

PARIS: Hey! Some of my best friends are Greek, and they have never given me a giant wooden horse.

KING: Well they never besieged your city for 10 years either. Maybe they're saying sorry.

PARIS: Father, it's a trap! There are clearly people in that horse! I can see them!

KING: We have to get them out!

PARIS: DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TRAPS WORK!? IS THAT A THING THAT YOU KNOW!?

KING: Look, if this is a trap and we don't let them in, then aren't we falling for the trap of not letting in a trap?

PARIS: I have no idea what that means.

KING: It means we should bring in the horse! What could possibly go wrong?

PARIS: This is a really simple question. Really simple. Can anyone name one reason why we would need or even want a giant wooden horse?

KING: For the giant wooden cowboy!

MESS: And the giant wooden saddle!

PARIS: We have neither of those things! And if we let in this horse they will kill us all!

KING: And we won't have to listen to your anti-horse bigotry if you're dead, so I say we bring in the horse!

MESS: Bring in the horse!

HOFF: Bring in the horse!

PARIS: They'll kill you too!

KING: (beat) Excellent! Bring in the horse!

MESS: Bring in the horse!

HOFF: Bring in the horse!

PARIS: Sire, the Greeks! They're pouring out of the horse! They're invading Troy! 

KING: I know. We're leaving.

PARIS: Okay - Let's g- 

KING: (In the same manner as earlier 'get outs') Stay here.

PARIS: What!? I want to get ou-

KING: Stay here.

PARIS: But, sir .. The greeks. They're coming.

KING: I know. Good luck.

(KING AND MESS LEAVE)

(CHOIR MEMBERS ENTER, DRESSED A GREEKS WITH SWORDS) <Soft blue lighting>

(GREEKS SING THE SCIENTIST)

(PARIS SADLY PUT ON HELMET. PICKS UP SPEAR, TO SWARMS OF GREEKS COMING EITHER SIDE)

(SLOWLY, GREEKS ENTER, SURROUND, DRAW SWORDS, AND GO TO ATTACK)

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