Friday, November 28, 2014

November People's Choice Award

The people have spoken... The November People's Choice Award goes to Ron Burch for his short play, Meeting Matt Damon, presented as a staged reading at THE MISTAKEN IDENTITY-inspired Monday Night PlayGround on November 10 at the Zephyr Theatre. Congratulations, Ron!

Courtesy of Mr. Burch, we're pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. Enjoy!


MEETING MATT DAMON
by Ron Burch

CHARACTERS

HILARY — a woman in her 30s, any race
MATT DAMON — a man in his 30s, any race

LOCATION: A coffee shop.  A table and chairs.
TIME: Day.

Coffee shop.  A table and two chairs. HILARY, a woman in her 30s, sits in one of the chairs.  She has a large flower pinned to her chest.  She looks around for someone.  MATT DAMON, a man in his 30s, enters.  He spots her flower and crosses to her.

Matt
Hi, are you Hilary?

HILARY
Yes, it's such a pleasure to meet you.

They shake hands.

MATT
Yeah, thanks, you too. 

HILARY
So do you want some coffee?  My treat?

MATT
No, I'm good, thanks.  So I'm assuming the reason you contacted me was to talk about me setting up a website for you. I'm also a graphic designer so I can take care of that as well.

HILARY
Uh, no.

MATT
You have someone else for the graphic design?

HILARY
You're Matt Damon.

MATT
Yes, I'm Matt Damon.

HILARY
You're Matt Damon.

MATT
Didn't, didn't we just cover this.

HILARY
I am so HAPPY to meet you.

MATT
Do you want me to build a website for you?

HILARY
No, not at all.

MATT
So what can I help you with?

HILARY
I just LOVE your movies.

MATT
My movies.

HILARY
Yes.

MATT
Um, you do realize that I'm not Matt Damon, the actor.

HILARY
Oh yes.  That would be CRAZY if I thought you were actually Matt Damon.  You look nothing like him.

MATT
Oh thanks.

HILARY
I mean you're not BAD looking.  You're just not as handsome as Matt.

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Join us for the next Monday Night PlayGround on Monday, December 8, at the Zephyr Theatre and choose your own favorite. Click here for more info.

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