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Good media-centered, theatric scene for two guys?

Asked by shniernan (981 points ) April 16th, 2012

Here’s the rundown:

I need a scene for my theater class. My best friend and I finally got paired up. We are huge nerds for anything star wars, movies, video games especially… etc.

Are there any scenes that we can easily do? I’m having a hard time thinking of any. Has to be pretty lengthy, around 6 minutes total.

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fundevogel's avatar

Something from Clerks maybe?

Aethelflaed's avatar

Luke, I am Your Father.

ro_in_motion's avatar

Lots of good scenes in Bladerunner. It should be easy to stitch 6 minutes of material together that will hang as a single piece.

One of my all-time favourite movie quotes: ‘I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die. ’

Jeruba's avatar

Does it have to be from a play? Do you have to work from a known drama, or can you script, improvise, or interpret it yourself?

Thammuz's avatar

Something from Clerks or Mallrats, or something from LoadingReadyRun

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

The Death Star Canteen would be perfect if it didn’t require a third person. And while that version doesn’t run six minutes, Eddie Izzard’s performance from which it comes, does.

SuperMouse's avatar

True West by Sam Shepard was the first thing that popped in to my head.

wundayatta's avatar

Perhaps Hello Herman.

THE STORY: Video games, violent movies, Marilyn Manson, the Internet, Prozac, or fame? What moves a teenager to cross the line and become a high-school shooter? More importantly, how do we stop it? Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Lax Morales is looking for a follow-up to his groundbreaking undercover piece on white supremacists. Although his video blog has an unprecedented online following among teens, Lax has been written off as Internet trash by the elite of the publishing world. He needs a big story and he knows it. After killing thirty-nine students and three teachers in a suburban Iowa school, sixteen-year-old Herman Howards takes the time to email video clips of the incident to his idol, Lax. He adds one line to the clips: “I want to tell my story on your show.” The public pushes for Herman’s televised execution as Lax conducts three days of interviews, using every tool at his disposal to discover what drives the current poster-boy for evil. HELLO HERMAN is a mind-blowing examination of how tragic events like Columbine and Virginia Tech continue to happen in our country. No stone is left unturned as Lax searches for an answer to the question everyone’s been asking but no one has been able to find: Why?

6rant6's avatar

Okay, I’ll acknowledge that I’m a theatre snob, so to me, the idea of doing movies or [god help us] television for a theater class brings up the bile.

My suggestion would be Speed the Plow. It was a three person play that ran on Broadway – two men, one woman. I think it meets your criteria because 1). It’s about making movies and 2). it was the Broadway debut of Madonna.

Various productions have featured lots of actors you know.

Oh. I see you are 13. Speed the Plow is probably not going to work. Maybe the Goonies.

ro_in_motion's avatar

I also recommend that you check out ‘Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ by Tom Stoppard. It’s the story of Shakespeare’s Hamlet only told through the eyes of Hamlet’s two friends.

It’s hilarious and there are great scenes between the two. Would be so easy to do.

fundevogel's avatar

‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ is fantastic for two players.

shniernan's avatar

Umm… awesome scenes to watch, but very few were applicable.

They have to be easy to format to a stage. So, the clerks, I couldn’t do because of the various different sceneries and the short length. Sorta just looking for something humorous for two guys on stage. Thanks for the persistence.

Jeruba's avatar

You haven’t answered my clarifying questions.

shniernan's avatar

I have chosen a scene from Monty Python’s The Flying Circus.

Thanks for the help.

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