El Mundo Verde - the Green World

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A script where most of the work lies on the director, as it is a play where verbal communication stands behind body language. The original in spanish, english translation (not exact, rather changed) included.

Submitted: January 20, 2009

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El Mundo Verde (Green World)

[5 people, walking from one end of the stage to the other, divided by a few meters space but miming being in a crowd (like every morning in the metro). They are two Spaniards, Juan and Pedro, an Argentinean, Jose, a German, Heidi and an Uruguayan, Fernando. Whilst they are walking, there is a rim shot and they fall to the ground as if attracted by a magnet. The lights become green at that moment. Even though they are on the ground they are not fully on the ground yet, and then there is another rim shot and they fall completely (fall asleep) and a ripped apart curtain falls behind them] Juan (Ju): What…what happened? Jose (Jo): The terrorists…I knew it… the terrorists… Ju: Calm down! (Pause) You…speak Spanish? Pedro (P): I do as well. Fernando (F): (He wakes up, walks slowly to the front of the scene, there he falls on his knees and down to the floor and to the ground, then crawls back to the stage.) Heidi (H): (In German, murmuring) I can’t stay here…I have to get home… I have to get to the baby… Ju: (In English with a Spanish accent): Do you speak English? H: (Continues murmuring about a baby) Ju: (In English, louder) Do you speak English? H: (Still murmuring, now less loudly) [At this moment there is a noise that moves along the sides, a sort of clanging. Jose jumps up, grabs his head and starts to shout about the terrorists, Pedro stands up and beats him until he shuts up, Heidi murmuring, Juan looks at her, worried, and Fernando looks in front of him, not doing anything. There is a long silence and then you hear: You have been chosen. Jose gets up and starts screaming and beating the walls. Two agents in suits and sunglasses holding sticks come in and take him away. Even though he fights frantically, they take him in the end.] Ju: Who was that? F: I don’t know. Ju: Where did they take him? F: (Shouting) S**t do I look like I know? (His voice breaks and he starts crying) P: (Looking at Heidi) She’s from Germany. Ju: That doesn’t help us much. P: She’s saying something about a baby. [Heidi looks at them and continues talking about the baby, louder now. Then the noises are heard, a shorter pause and then the message, in German. At this, Heidi starts screaming ‘she has not been chosen’, but the men come in and take her, again she fights but it is no use, she continues shouting about the baby] Ju: (Scared) Where did they take her? Who’ll be the next…It’s going to be me… F: (Crying again) I don’t know! [The noises start again, this time they are quicker, the message is heard and at the end of it the men come in and take Juan. He fights a bit, but is not really convincing, tries to hit them but sees it is useless and gives up.] F: Now it’s one of us…do you know what’s going on here? P: No. F: Well…what’s your name? P: (pause) I don’t know. [The noises, the message, now very fast, the men come in with the sound of the message and take Fernando who fights even less than his antecedent. He is dragged away.] [Pedro comes to the front and falls on his knees. With this the noises start and with almost no pause the message is heard and the men come in. When they come to him he looks up, get’s up and goes away from the stage on his own. Applause is triggered and then there is an ear-piercing scream from Pedro as he kills both the men and runs away.]

El Mundo Verde

[Hay cinco personas caminando de un lado de la escena al otro, separados por unos metros de espacio pero mimicando que estan machacados como cada mañana en el metro. Son dos españoles, Juan y Pedro, un Argentino, Jose, una Alemana, Heidi, y un Uruguayo, Fernando. Cuando estan caminando, en un momento estan magnetizados al suelo en poziciones dolorosas. Cuando se caen, la lus se vuelve verde y se oye un timpan, despues de unos segundos se oye otro, se caen al suelo completamente y por detras se cae una cortina que esta destrozada] Juan (Ju): Que...que paso? Jose (Jo): Los terroristas...lo sabia...los terroristas... Ju: Calmate! (pausa) ...tu hablas español? Pedro (P): Yo tambien Fernando (F): (despertandose, va al frente y se cae, despues va por el suelo de vuelta a la escena) Heidi (H): (en aleman, murmuros) No puedo estar aqui...no me puedo quedar...necesito llegar al bebe... Ju: (con accento español en ingles) Do you speak english? H: El bebe...el bebe... Ju: (sigue en ingles, mas alto) Do you speak english? H: (sigue murmurando, mas bajo) [En este momento se oye un ruido raro que se mueve por los lados, a lo que Jose salta, se agarra la cabeza y empieza a gritar sobre los terroristas, Pedro se levanta y le pega hasta que se calla, Heidi murmurando, Juan la mira preocupado y Fernando mira alfrente de si mismo, no hace nada. Hay un silencio largo y despues se oye: Han sido elegidos. Jose se levanta y empieza a gritar y golpear la pared y despues entran dos agentes con palos y se lo empiezan a llevar. Jose pelea, pero al fin lo llevan.] Ju: Quienes fueron? F: No se. Ju: A donde lo llevaron? F: (gritando) Mierda parece que lo se!? (se le rompe la voz y empieza a llorar) P: (mirando a Heidi) Es de alemania. Ju: Eso no nos ayuda mucho. P: Dice algo sobre un bebe. [Heidi los mira y sige sobre el bebe, ahora mas alto, despues los ruidos, otra vez el mensaje, pero en aleman. Empieza a gritar sobre el bebe en voz altisima, vienen los hombrez, ella pelea, despues la llevan, todavia gritando sobre el bebe] Ju: (asustado) A donde la llevaron? Quien es el proximo? Yo...? F: (llorando) No se! [los ruidos empiezan, esta vez son mas rapidos, el mensaje y ya vienen los hombres y se llevan a Juan. Este pelea un poco, trata de golpearlos, pero no le sirve de nada] F: Ahora es uno de nosotros...tu sabes de que se trata aqui? P: No. F: Y...como te llamas? P: (pausa) No se. [Los ruidos, el mensaje, ahora muy rapido, y ya cuando suena el mensaje entran los hombres y se llevan a Fernando, este todavia trata de pelear un poco, pero mas bien llora.] [Pedro viene al frente y se cae a sus rodillas, a lo que empiezan los golpes muy rapido y se oye el mensaje, los hombres entran pero Pedro los para cuando estan en frente de el, se para y empieza a caminar solo, sin la asistencia de los hombres. Cuando se van, el publico empieza a aplaudir pero Pedro grita increiblemente y mata a los dos hombres con la silla y se va corriendo.]


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