The Evil Sorceror

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This a short script suitable for a play. It s about a young woman, Molly, who is struggling with the loss of her boyfriend, Shane, breaking up with her. In the midst of this drama, an evil sorceror starts taking over her villiage. Molly's sidekick, Jeremiah, helps Molly defend their illiage. Will Molly reunite with her ex-boyfriend, Shane? Will her villiage be destroyed? You will have to read this to see...

Submitted: May 07, 2017

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INT. London, England- AFTERNOON At Molly’s house, in her room

A young woman, a photographer by trade, named Molly Newell, is arguing with handsome writer Shane LeBlanc, who is her boyfriend. MOLLY tries to hide behind SHANE, but he pushes her away.

SHANE

Molly, how many times do I need to tell you this- putting Black Arrowroot into your backpack that you keep in the closet will not make the “scary monsters” get out of your closet- BECAUSE THERE ISN’T ANY! MONSTERS AREN’T REAL!

MOLLY

I’m sorry, I…I just thought-

SHANE

You didn’t think, Molly. You don’t need to rely on me for small problems when you could have easily faced them yourself. So until you are ready to ask me for help about stuff that actually matters, I think this relationship is over. Now do you understand? There are consequences to your actions!

MOLLY
Please Shane, don't leave me! I love you!

SHANE
I'm sorry Molly, but I'm looking for somebody a bit more brave. Somebody who faces her fears head on, instead of running away.

MOLLY
I am such a person!

SHANE frowns.

SHANE
I'm sorry, Molly. I just don't feel excited by this relationship anymore.

SHANE leaves.

MOLLY sits down, looking depressed.

Moments later, mischievous JEREMIAH MCINTOSH barges in looking flustered.

MOLLY (jumps up, completely startled)
Oh my goodness, Jeremiah! Is everything okay?

JEREMIAH
I'm afraid not.

MOLLY
What is it? Don't keep me in suspense...

JEREMIAH
It's a Sorcerer. I… I saw an evil Sorcerer slice the heads off a bunch of villagers!

MOLLY
Defenseless villagers?

JEREMIAH
Yes, defenseless villagers!

MOLLY
Well, what are you doing just standing there, Jeremiah? We've got to do something!

JEREMIAH
I agree, but I wouldn't know where to start.

MOLLY
You can start by telling me where this happened.

JEREMIAH
I was...

JEREMIAH fans himself and begins to wheeze.

MOLLY
Focus Jeremiah, focus! Where did it happen?

JEREMIAH
It…it was at the Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School! That's right, it was at… oh never mind- I’m not going to say that long title again! Oh bother- just go!!

MOLLY springs up and begins to run.

JERIMIAH recovers his breath, and runs after Molly.

 

EXT. A TOWN ROAD - CONTINUOUS

MOLLY rushes along the street, followed by JEREMIAH. They take a short cut through some back gardens, jumping fences along the way.

 

EXT. Outside Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School - SHORTLY AFTER

IRONREIGN, an evil sorcerer, terrorizes two villagers.

MOLLY, closely followed by JEREMIAH, runs behind some bushes, and stops, making JEREMIAH to run into her.

JEREMIAH
What is it? What's the matter?

MOLLY
That's not just any old sorcerer, that's IronReign!

JEREMIAH
Who's IronReign?

MOLLY
Who's IronReign? Who's IronReign? Only the most evil sorcerer in the universe!

JEREMIAH
Oh my goodness, Molly! We're going to need some help if we're going to stop the most Evil sorcerer in the universe!

MOLLY
You can say that again.

JEREMIAH
Oh my goodness, Molly! We're going to need some help if we're going to stop the most evil sorcerer in the universe!

 

MOLLY sighs and shakes her head. She collects herself, and then said to Jeremiah, making sure Iron Reign hears-

 

MOLLY (talking really loud)
I'm going to need some Black Arrowroot- it is one of the most poisonous plants there is.  And I’m going to need lots of it. Its poison can kill IronReign from more than 20 feet away!

IRONREIGN turns and sees Molly and Jeremiah. He grins an evil grin.

IRONREIGN
Molly Newell, we meet again.

JEREMIAH
You've met?

MOLLY
Yes. It was a long, long time ago...

 

EXT. A PARK - BACK IN TIME

A young MOLLY is sitting in a park listening to some Pop music, when suddenly a dark shadow casts over her.

She looks up and sees IronReign. She takes off her headphones.

IRONREIGN
Would you like some Chocolate?

MOLLY's eyes light up, but then studies IRONREIGN more closely, and looks uneasy.

MOLLY
I don't know, you look kind of mean.

IRONREIGN
Me? No. I'm not mean. I'm the most evil sorcerer in the entire world.

MOLLY
Wait, you're a evil sorcerer?

MOLLY runs away, screaming.

 

EXT. Outside Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School in London, England - PRESENT DAY

IRONREIGN
You were a coward then, and you are a coward now.

JEREMIAH
(To MOLLY) You ran away?

MOLLY
(To JEREMIAH) I was a young child. What was I supposed to do?

MOLLY turns to IRONREIGN.

MOLLY
I may have run away from you then, but I won't run away this time!

MOLLY runs away, then stops. Turns back, and shouts-

MOLLY
I mean, I am running away, but I'll be back – with a lot of Black Arrowroot.

IRONREIGN
I'm not scared of you.

MOLLY
You should be.

 

INT. - LATER THAT DAY (in Molly’s room)

MOLLY and JEREMIAH walk around her room, looking for her backpack.

MOLLY
I feel sure I left my backpack somewhere around here.

JEREMIAH
Are you sure? It does seem like an odd place to keep deadly Black Arrow.

MOLLY
You know nothing, Jeremiah Mcintosh. Black Arrow isn’t deadly- it’s just a regular plant. I made up the part about it being poisonous to try to scare IronReign.

JEREMIAH
We've been searching for ages. I really don't think it’s here.

Suddenly, IRONREIGN appears on the window ledge, holding a couple leaves of Black Arrow.

IRONREIGN
Looking for something?

JEREMIAH
 Molly, look! He's got your Black Arrowroot.

MOLLY
Tell me something I don't already know!

JEREMIAH
The earth's circumference at the equator is about 40,075 km.

MOLLY
I know that already!

JEREMIAH
I pick at my toenails and eat them.

IRONREIGN
(appalled) Dude! Yuck!

While IRONREIGN is looking at JEREMIAH with disgust, MOLLY lunges forward and grabs her “deadly” Black Arrow. She wields them, triumphantly.

MOLLY
Prepare to die, you…you scabby sea bass!

IRONREIGN
No please! All I did was slice the heads off a bunch of villagers!

SHANE enters, unseen by any of the others.

MOLLY
I cannot tolerate that kind of behavior! Those villagers were defenseless! Well now they have a defender - and that's me! Molly Newell, defender of innocent villagers.

IRONREIGN
Don't hurt me! Please!

MOLLY
Give me one good reason why I shouldn't use these Black Arrow on you right away!

IRONREIGN
Because Molly, I am your father.

MOLLY looks stunned for a few moments, but then collects herself.

MOLLY
No you're not!

IRONREIGN
Ah well, it had to be worth a try. And please don’t call me a scabby sea bass! I would rather call you shark bait!

IRONREIGN tries to grab the Black Arrow but MOLLY dodges out of the way.

MOLLY
Who's shark bait now? Huh? Huh?

Unexpectedly, IRONREIGN slumps to the ground.

JEREMIAH
Did he just faint?

MOLLY
I think so. Well that's disappointing. I was rather hoping for a more dramatic conclusion, involving my “deadly” Black Arrowroot. And, of course, my charming wit.

MOLLY crouches over IRONREIGN's body.

JEREMIAH
Be careful, Molly. It could be a trick.

MOLLY
No, it's not a trick. It appears that... It would seem... IronReign is dead!

JEREMIAH
What?

MOLLY
Yes, it appears that I scared him to death.

JEREMIAH claps his hands.

JEREMIAH
So your Black Arrowroot did save the day, after all.

SHANE steps forward.

SHANE
Is it true? Did you kill the evil sorcerer?

MOLLY
Shane, how long have you been...?

SHANE puts his arm around MOLLY.

SHANE
Long enough.

MOLLY
Then you saw it for yourself. I…I killed IronReign.

SHANE
Then the villagers are safe?

MOLLY
It does seem that way!

A crowd of vulnerable villagers enter, looking relived.

SHANE
You are their hero.

The villagers bow to MOLLY.

MOLLY
There is no need to bow to me. I seek no worship. The knowledge that IronReign will never take the heads off villagers ever again, is enough for me.

SHANE
You are humble as well as brave!

One of the villagers passes MOLLY a sparkly gold stone.

SHANE
I think they want you to have it, as a symbol of their gratitude.

MOLLY
I couldn't possibly.

Pause.

MOLLY
Well, if you insist.

MOLLY takes the stone.

MOLLY
Thank you.

The villagers bow their heads once more, and leave.

MOLLY turns to SHANE.

MOLLY
Does this mean you want me back?

SHANE
Oh, Molly, of course I want you back!

MOLLY smiles for a few seconds, but then looks defiant.

MOLLY
Well you can't have me.

SHANE
WHAT?

MOLLY
You had no faith in me. You had to see me scare an evil sorcerer to death before you would believe in me. I don't want a lover like that.

SHANE
But...

MOLLY
Please leave. I want to spend time with the one person who stayed with me through thick and thin - my best friend, Jeremiah.

JEREMIAH grins.

SHANE
But...

JEREMIAH
You heard the lady. Now be off with you. Skidaddle! Shoo!

SHANE
Molly?

MOLLY
I'm sorry Shane, but I think you should skidaddle.

SHANE leaves.

JEREMIAH turns to MOLLY.

JEREMIAH
Did you mean that? You know ... that I'm your best friend?

MOLLY
Of course you are!

The two walk off arm in arm.

Suddenly JEREMIAH stops.

JEREMIAH
When I said I pick at my toenails and eat them, you know I was just trying to distract IronReign, don't you?

 

THE END


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