Archive for February, 2008

Act I. Sc. 3: The friend

February 29, 2008

Stranger: Let’s just say… a friend…

He smiles. Chef Ludwig doesn’t.

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Act I, Sc. 3: Who wants to know?

February 28, 2008

Stranger at the doorA thin and tall man, all dressed in black, wearing a  fedora, is standing at the door. He speaks with a slight foreign accent, Italian, perhaps…

Chef Ludwig
: Hallo, can I help you?

Stranger: I am looking for Charlie Cooper. Is this her domicile?

Chef Ludwig (a little defensively): Who wants to know?…

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Act I. Sc. 3: Who’s there?

February 27, 2008

Steps are heard offstage.

Chef Ludwig: Ah…Charlie? Stan?…

 The door opens.

Chef Ludwig: Oh!…

Act I. Sc. 3: You’re where?

February 26, 2008

Chef Ludwig SchmidtChef Ludwig: Speak louder, liebschen…What is that noise in the background?…What?… Vespas?…What’s this picture you’re sending me?… Nein, I don’t know where Stan and Charlie are. I thought they were with you…Hallo?…Hallo?…Falbala?…

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Act I. Sc. 3: Where are you?

February 25, 2008

Chef Ludwig:…Why are you whispering?…Are you not with Stan and Charlie?…Yes..they went down to the library to get you?…What?…Where are you?…

Act I. Sc. 3: Falbala

February 24, 2008

Chef Ludwig SchmidtLights up.

Back at the cottage. Chef Ludwig is at the stove, cooking. His cellphone rings.

Chef Ludwig: Hallo!… Falbala? Ya…Wo bist du? Where are you, liebschen?…

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Act I, Sc.2: SPQR

February 23, 2008

Charlie: Do you think it’s the real one?
SPQR Standard
Stan: Look at the standard in the foreground.

Charlie: SPQR?

Stan: Senatus Populusque Romanus. It’s the motto for the city of Rome.

Charlie: Oh. Right. Ok….So, how do we get there?..

Stan: Well, since all roads lead to Rome…

Stan motions to the car, Charlie smiles. They both get in and Stan turns on the ignition.

Lights out.

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Act I. Sc. 2: Where?!

February 22, 2008

Stan punches in the coordinates in his cellphone/GPS.

ColiseumStan: Whoa!

Charlie: What? Let me see?…

Stan: Recognize this?

Charlie: The Coliseum?

: Looks like it, doesn’t it?

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Act I, Sc.2: Where to?

February 21, 2008

Stan: It’s a lot faster to scribble numbers than write a message. More precise too.Stan Bergen - Cell

Charlie: True. But what caused that hurry?

Stan: No idea, luv. But let’s see where she might have gone.

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Act I. Sc. 2: Time to hit the road

February 20, 2008

Stan Bergen - carCharlie: Touché…Now what?

Stan: Let’s go back to the car. My GPS is there. I want to know where these numbers lead.

Charlie: I’m still puzzled as to why she didn’t leave a note.

Stan: Maybe she did not have the time?

Charlie: What makes you think that?

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