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Something About Ophelia
by Sarah Kovacs (skovacs2@shaw.ca)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Musicals   User Review:
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Ophelia Knowles is a woman of her own world. She's love and lost and her son, Charlie, or like they calls him, Duck, is her only real care and ambition anymore. She loves him with her whole being and once he gets sick, it seems like there is nothing she can do. And with a manipulative ex-husband, Ophelia feels like nothing could go right. DISCLAIMER- This was a jukebox musical written for a school project. It contains some music by Ed Sheeran and James Bay. I am not claiming the rights to Ed Sheeran or James Bay's lovely songs. They worked with the musical and this is just a rough copy of it. The songs in this musical are not mine. All rights go to the owners. The story and characters, however, are all fictional and completely my own. Thank you, and enjoy. Sarah Kovacs


DISCLAIMER- This was a jukebox musical written for a school project. It contains some music by Ed Sheeran and James Bay. I am not claiming the rights to Ed Sheeran or James Bay's lovely songs. They worked with the musical and this is just a rough copy of it. The songs in this musical are not mine. All rights go to the owners. The story and characters, however, are all fictional and completely my own. Thank you, and enjoy. Sarah Kovacs



INT. INSIDE OPHELIA'S HOME - DAY
                                                            
The stage is dark, and a soft piano medley of Ed Sheeran and
James Bay begins to build in the darkness. Starting with
"Dive" by Ed Sheeran, and ending with "Let It Go" By James
Bay. The stage lights up after the few minutes of piano
interlude and we see Ophelia sitting alone at a table, a
book in front of her and a small flower across the table
from her. She lets out a sigh and glances out the window
behind her. Her home isn't large, but it's enough for her.
And her son, but she just smiles as she sees him walking
outside the window, laughing. She begins humming a the
chorus of "Hold Back the River" by James Bay, but she stops
when the single spotlight hits her.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Strange, isn't it? No, not the boy
outside the window I call my son,
or the single flower that sits in
his place at the table while he's
away with Dallas. (Pauses, to look
over at it and gives a half smile,
touching the petals cautiously.)
No, just how this was where my
life had turned up. I'd gone from
the most promising nurse in her
class at the University of
Seattle, graduating early, got
placed at Western Seattle Grace
Hospital within that month, met
the man of my dreams by the time I
was twenty two, and before I knew
it, I had had my first -and only-
child. (Pauses again, looking out
into the audience and sighs again
softly.) And now, here I am.
Divorced. Unemployed. And a little
frightened of what's to come.
Nevertheless (Pauses, gaining
confidence.) things always pick
up, right? I mean, everything is
okay in the end, and if it's not
okay, it's not the end.
                                                            
Walking into the house, we see a boy. He's only thirteen
years old and wears a baseball cap, with a rugged smile on
his face.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
Mama! You're home again? No luck
at the clinic today?
                                                            

2.

                       OPHELIA
Charlie, you know I've given up at
the clinic.
                                                            
Ophelia pauses, and closes her book gently, standing slowly
and looking over at her son, who stands with a baseball bat
over his shoulder. She reaches for him,about to say
something, but puts her hand down in defeat as she hears him
begin to talk about his father again.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
You'll never guess what happened
today! So, Matthew and I were
pitching to each other to get in
some swings for baseball, and I
got a baseball in the gut! Winded
me, actually winded me a lot...
But don't worry! I texted dad and
he said, "Son, you're a real
trooper."
                                                            
Charlie turns around and notices Ophelia looking back down
to the ground and sitting back down in her chair from
before. He quickly adjusts himself and kneels next to her.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
I know her hurt you, Mama. And you
don't deserve any of it. You're my
Mama, and he's my father. He's not
a bad man, just a lost one, Mama,
you know that.
                                                            
Ophelia smiles softly.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Of course, I know that. (Pause)
Now, go get ready, you're father
will be waiting. And you know how
he doesn't like to be kept
waiting.
                                                            
Charlie laughs excitedly and bounds off the stage after
giving his mother a kiss on the forehead.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
If only he knew how it had all
really gone. The first date with
Dallas had been amazing.
                                                            
 

3.

INT. A NICE ITALLIAN RESTAURANT - EVENING
                                                            
The Ophelia from moments before sits in her chair, and
across the stage is a younger Ophelia, sitting at a table,
dressed to the nines, readily waiting for her date to
arrive. She sits straight and upright. But as the other
Ophelia keeps talking, her mood and posture change with what
happens.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
      (Continued)
I hadn't been waiting long. No, I
had been waiting. Growing restless
after a while, but I knew he would
come. I knew he would. I couldn't
possibly be stood up by the most
perfect man around, right? Oh, of
course I could. And for a while I
had thought I had. But he showed.
He did. In person and all. Oh my,
he was dashing, wearing his dark
blue blazer and neatly combed
hair. Wow. I was stunned. But we
laughed and talked all evening.
(Pause) He walked me home at the
end of the night, a true gentleman
in anyone's eyes. And once I got
into the house, I rushed to the
phone, awaiting his call, just
like he said he'd call.
                                                            
The Younger Ophelia stands next to the phone on the wall and
sighs at it, as the soft music of "Dive" by Ed Sheeran
begins playing.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
      ("Dive", In the
       style of Ed
       Sheeran)
"Maybe I came on too strong
Maybe I waited too long
                                                            
The phone rings and she answers it quickly, continuing her
song.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
      (Sung)
Maybe I played my cards wrong
Oh just a little bit wrong
Baby I apologize for it

I could fall or I could fly
Here in your airplane
And I could live, I could die
            (MORE)

4.

                       OPHELIA (cont'd)
Hanging on the words you say
I've been known to give my all
And jumping in harder than
10,000 rocks on the lake

So don't call me baby
Unless you mean it
And don't tell me you need me
If you don't believe it
So let me know the truth
Before I dive right into you
                                                            
Suddenly, Dallas appears in the next spotlight across the
stage, on another phone.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
      (Sung)
You're a mystery
I have travelled the world
And there's no other girl like
you, no one
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
      (Sung)
What's your history?
Do you have a tendency to lead
some people on?
Cause I heard you do

I could fall or I could fly
Here in your aeroplane
And I could live, I could die
Hanging on the words you say
And I've been known to give my all
And lie awake, every day
Don't know how much I can take

So don't call me baby
Unless you mean it
And don't tell me you need me
If you don't believe it
So let me know the truth
Before I dive right into you

I could fall or I could fly
Here in your aeroplane
I could live, I could die
Hanging on the words you say
I've been known to give my all
Sitting back, looking at
Every mess that I made

So don't call me baby
            (MORE)

5.

                       OPHELIA (cont'd)
Unless you mean it
And don't tell me you need me
If you don't believe it
let me know the truth
Before I dive right into you
                                                            
                       DALLAS
      (Sung)
Before I dive right into you
                                                            
                       DALLAS AND OPHELIA
      (Sung)
Before I dive right into you
                                                            
The stage goes black.
                                                            
 
EXT. OPHELIA'S CAR - AFTERNOON
                                                            
We see Ophelia driving, her eyes set on the road ahead and
Charlie sitting next to her, a smile ever present on his
face. Charlie has been talking and droning on for quite a
while at this point, but Ophelia listens with her patient
motherly smile.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
And you want to know what else Dad
said? He said since I'm first
pitcher for the team and I made it
onto the basketball team, he'd try
to come to a couple games! Maybe
even three if he gets the chance!
But, Dad's really busy, but see
this weekend is going to be the
greatest with him, you know, Mama?
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Well, don't get your hopes up too
much, this is your father we're
talking about
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
He's changed!
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Men like him don't change Charlie!
They don't! They take and take
from others and when it's their
turn to give, they just run out
and leave behind the family they
said they loved and vowed to stand
by forever!
                                                            

6.

The two pause, and Charlie almost says something, but stops
himself. There's a moment of silence between the two, and
lets out a sigh.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
Right. Doesn't change. Got it.
Sorry.
                                                            
Another moment passes and Charlie begins mumbling again.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
And Dad also said that he and I
could watch any movie I wanted! So
I think I've decided on the
eighties movie where the kids are
all in detention or maybe one of
the newer horror movies! Like the
one with the guy who has lots of
split personalities! That's what
Matthew recommended. You know,
after he hit me with his fastball.
It still kind of stings, you know,
Mama. Might be a battle wound,
like grandpa with the scar along
his leg. Gramps said that's what
makes you a real man.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Well, be sure they're appropriate.
And don't get too excited over
what might just be a bruise,
Charlie. I'm sure it's nothing.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
Are you saying that for my sake?
Or for your own?
                                                            
The car stops and Ophelia just looks over at Charlie,
dumbfound.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
Dad tells me you worry about me
too much. He thinks it's
unhealthy.
                                                            
Ophelia begins to say something, but Charlie's door swings
open and behind stands DALLAS, with a smirk on his face and
a chuckle to follow.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Oh, Ophie, you worry too much.
                                                            

7.

                       CHARLIE
Dad!
                                                            
Charlie jumps out of the car and embraces Dallas with
excitement. Ophelia sighs softly and looks to the audience.
While the two behind her are frozen.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
It's funny to think that my
worrying over my only son was
something that tore us apart. He
was reckless and I was terrified.
But Dallas and I, we should've
been perfect. We were for a while.
It was always a tug of war with
us; he'd fight for us, or I would.
Most of the time, it seemed to be
me. Sometimes I really wonder why
he finally stopped fighting for
us... But, if he ever wanted to be
in love, I'd come around.
                                                            
 
INT. MONTAGE OF OPHELIA AND DALLAS' RELATIONSHIP - DAY
                                                            
Ophelia begins the song with her walking around the front of
the stage, watching Dallas interact with Charlie, and how
they're laughing. She's collecting herself and preparing to
face Dallas again.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
      (Sung- "If You
       Ever Want To Be
       In Love" In the
       style of James
       Bay)
Saw you today after so much time
Felt just like it used to be
Talking for hours bout a different
life
Surrounding us in memories
We were close, never close enough
Where are we now
                                                            
At this point, the young Ophelia and Dallas come back out,
and they seem to be in an argument on the other side of the
stage, the lights focused mostly on them. The two are
sitting down at a table, but Dallas stands up and turns
away, and Ophelia reaches out for his hand and sings.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
      (Sung)
'Cause if it's torn we can stitch
it up
            (MORE)

8.

                       OPHELIA (cont'd)
Don't rule it out
Oh no no
I'll come around
If you ever want to be in love
I'm not waiting, but I'm willing
if you call me up
If you ever want to be in love
I'll come around
                                                            
Dallas turns around and pulls her in close and holds her,
and the lights go dim on that section, going back to the
original Ophelia. But after a short break there, Ophelia
walks to where the Dallas and Ophelia were before and sits
down in the chair, the setting now changed to a school
hallway, where the younger Ophelia, with big glasses and a
sundress, holds her books close and Dallas, now wearing a
football jersey, walks with his friends, not noticing
Ophelia until the last moment when they bump into each
other. The original Ophelia sings this whole section.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
      (Sung)
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Wanted to ask if we could have
been
But my tongue wouldn't break the
seal
You always had something
effortless
At school you were the biggest
deal
Little quirks close and open up
Time is slipping by
Always thinking 'bout the two of
us
Replay on my mind
Always playing on my mind
                                                            
The younger Ophelia watches Dallas walk away from her after
and she takes over the chorus again, staring after him.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
      (Sung)
I'll come around
If you ever want to be in love
I'm not waiting, but I'm willing
if you call me up
If you ever want to be in love
I'll come around
                                                            

9.

The younger Ophelia takes the lead of the rest of the song,
and the scene switches back to their home, and Dallas walks
into the house, but Ophelia is staring back at him with
Charlie as a child in her arms. She sits in a bathrobe and
you can tell its late a night. Dallas has been out with
another woman, but Ophelia places Charlie in his crib and
pours Dallas a drink and sits back down, with a heavy sigh.
And she begins to sing the final verse and chorus. Dallas
gets defensive and by the end of the song, he's slammed the
door behind him and the younger Ophelia sinks to the ground
in tears.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
      (Sung)
We were young, we were side by
side
Don't know when we started losing
touch
If you want we could walk around
Maybe that would be enough
Used to talk drinking to the night
I would wake up on the front room
floor
All along you'd be in my bed
Make me crazy make me want you
more

I'll come around
If you ever want to be in love
I'm not waiting, but I'm willing
if you call me up
I'll come around
If you ever want to be in love
I'm not waiting, but I'm willing
if you call me up
If you ever want to be in love
I'll come around
                                                            
The whole stage goes black and we reappear in front of
Dallas' house.
                                                            
 
INT. DALLAS' HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The couple reappears outside the house in the spot they
originally left off in.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Hey Charlie, why don't you go run
inside and see what I've left out
on your floor, it's quite the
surprise.
                                                            

10.

                       CHARLIE
Awesome!
                                                            
Charlie runs off stage and "into the house", laughing and
Ophelia begins to get Charlie's items from the car, and
Dallas places a hand on her shoulder, causing her to stand
upright quickly.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
He's going to be fine, Ophie. I've
taken care of him before, and you
know how I'm so responsible with
him. And how I also give him some
freedom, he is -what fifteen now?
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
He's thirteen, and you'd know that
if you'd actually pay any
attention to him other than when
you have a little bit of time for
him. He's been through so much,
Dal. School hasn't been kind to
him, and he got hit with a
baseball today and-
                                                            
                       DALLAS
And he's a strong boy, he's my son
after all. He'll survive a little
bump here and there.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
I had him pull out my first grey
hair because of the stress he's
been through. That's not normal!
I'm not supposed to get greys from
his stress!
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Hm, I see, well I think he missed
a couple up here.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
You're not helping, Dal.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Oh, Ophie, lighten up, don't take
everything so seriously. Things
are never as bad as you make them
out to be.
                                                            

11.

But an antagonizing scream cuts them both off from anymore
comments and Charlie stumbles on stage across from them,
coughing and wheezing. He coughs up hard, with blood coming
out next and then falls to the floor.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Charlie!
                                                            
Ophelia runs and kneels next to her son, panicking in what
to do and she holds his head in her lap and looks up at
Dallas. He starts saying something, but his voice isn't
heard and all we hear is Ophelia mumbling
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
No, no, don't die on me. It's a
bruise remember. You're fine.
                                                            
Dallas' mic comes back in and we hear him yelling at her.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Are you even listening to me,
Ophelia? You can't tune me out
now! Our son will die if you don't
do something!
                                                            
Ophelia goes back to her mumbling and rocking her son back
and forth, but Dallas shoves her off of him and places his
hands on her shoulders hard.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Don't be useless right now,
Ophelia! It's easy for you to want
to do that, but you need call that
ambulance or Charlie will die! Do
you understand me?
                                                            
The stage goes black. And all we hear is a heartbeat and
Ophelia saying,
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Don't die on me. Don't die on me.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - EVENING
                                                            
Now in the hospital, Charlie is hooked up to a heart monitor
and laying in a bed, Dallas standing next to Ophelia,
looking up at a doctor. Ophelia refuses to make eye contact
and Dallas has his arms crossed.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
We've been running some tests on
your son, and we just need you to
fill out some paper work before we
            (MORE)

12.

                       DOCTOR (cont'd)
can admit him into the hospital
fully, and get the full picture on
what's going on with him.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
I'll take the paper work, Ophelia
will have to help me out with some
of it, I assume?
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
(Nods, and exits)
                                                            
Dallas and Ophelia sit down in two chairs and Ophelia takes
the papers from Dallas, shuffling through her purse to look
for anything she might need to help with the paper work.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Charlie's going to be fine. He's a
strong kid, he'll be fine. I'm
sure they deal with this sort of
thing all the time.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
But what if he isn't, Dal? What if
this is completely new and they
can't fix him or do anything with
him?
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Then they can't. And we rebuild
and we take care of him. Together.
                                                            
Dallas takes Ophelia's hand and for a comforting moment,
it's nice for her, but she snaps back to reality and scoffs,
shrugging her shoulders.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
You... You think we're in this
together? You haven't been here!
You haven't spoken this way in
years! You came back out of
nowhere!
                                                            
                       DALLAS
And I can explain if you just-
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Why should I let you when all that
seems to come out of your mouth is
disappointing lies that break us
more than help? He's my son, not
yours. Not anymore.
                                                            

13.

She stands up and drops the clipboard on the chair and
begins to walk to Charlie, but Dallas grabs her arm and
pulls her back.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
He's my son too. I'm not leaving
my kid.
                                                            
The scene pauses and Ophelia walks forward to look back on
the scene she left behind.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
This happened once before. We
argued over Charlie and I would
antagonize him more and say
something like 'You already left
him'. And then he would hit me.
Thinking about it now, I wondered
why I stayed. But then I knew I
loved him more than what he put me
through. I always did go for the
wrong sorts of men.
                                                            
She goes back to her position before and Dallas drops her
arm when she doesn't retort back at his comment. The doctor
walks in and they both turn quickly.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
What's going on with my baby?
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Mr. and Mrs. Knowles, your son has
a condition called pneumothorax.
Meaning, he's got one collapsed
lung. It looks like it's from a
pressure wound, like a baseball
bat or a baseball but we can't
tell for sure. One of his lungs
had let air escape into the space
around the lung and ribcage,
meaning the lung cannot fully
expand when he breathes. And,
unfortunately, it's only a matter
of time before the other does the
same and we cannot save him then.
                                                            
Ophelia bursts into tear and Dallas wraps his arms around
Ophelia, while she cries into his shoulder.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
What can we do?
                                                            

14.

                       DOCTOR
He would need many surgeries,
therapy, learn to breathe again,
but the risks are extremely high
                                                            
                       DALLAS
And... the cost?
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
In a perfect world? Nothing,
Obamacare would cover this all, if
it were still here. Realistically?
With all the surgeries- which
includes a highly necessary
transplant, therapy and social
sessions. (Pause) You're looking
at about seventy-five thousand.
And I know in this economy that's
not always the easiest for
families.
                                                            
Dallas struggles for words, and Ophelia turns around and
looks up at the doctor, still hanging onto Dallas.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Is there anything else we can do?
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Take him and a breathing machine,
iv and a couple medications and
wait until he can't take anymore,
or leave him here to do the same.
I'll give you a few moments to
decide.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
No, we'll take him home tomorrow.
I was a nurse for a few years, I
know somethings.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
As you wish, we'll have him ready
for home travel by the morning.
                                                            
Dallas and Ophelia both nod and they leave the room, Dallas
asking if he thinks it's a good idea and Ophelia just nods.
They leave the stage after the doctor, and Charlie sits up,
and lets out a sigh, then a cough following it.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
I'm dead either way, aren't I? So
much for going to play
professional baseball, huh? So
much for my parents coming back to
            (MORE)

15.

                       CHARLIE (cont'd)
each other, or even staying with
me for my sake. Together, that's
what dad said right? Then why am I
alone in this cold and absurdly
clean room? Why's that doctor's
smile tell a different story than
his words. God, he says I'll die
and his smile says, 'You're going
to be fine.' I'm going to die.
(Wheezes and coughs a couple more
times). I'm really going to die.
I'm going to die in this room,
aren't I? Dad will convince mom to
leave me here, he'll fly out to
New York in the morning and leave
me, leave us. He won't stay. He
never does. I'm going to die here.
I need to leave. I need to get
out. I can't sleep here, or I
might slip into the darkness with
that single bright light. No. I
won't die here. I'm leaving. Now.
                                                            
The center spotlight comes in and the music fills in the
heart monitor.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
      (Sung -"The City"
       In the style of
       Ed Sheeran)
This city never sleeps
I hear the people walk by when
it's late
Sirens bleed through my windowsill
I can't close my eyes
Can't control what I'm into
                                                            
Charlie steps out of the bed, hanging onto the heart monitor
and steps with the beat to the edge of the room, looking
around, as if he's walking down the halls of the hospital.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
      (Sung)
This tower is alive
The lights that blind keep me
awake
With my hood up and lace untied
Sleep fills my mind
Can't control what I'm into
London calls me a stranger
A traveler
This is now my home, my home
I'm burning on the back street
            (MORE)

16.

                       CHARLIE (cont'd)
Stuck here sitting in the backseat
I'm blazing on the street
What I do isn't up to you
And if the city never sleeps
Then that makes two
                                                            
At this point, Charlie's made his way to the edge of the
hospital, looking out to the street before him.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
      (Sung)
The pavement is my friend
And it will take me where I need
to go
I find it trips me up
And puts me down
This is not what I'm used to
The shop across the road
Fulfills my needs and gives me
company
When I need it
Voices speak through my walls
I don't think I'm gonna make it
Past tomorrow
                                                            
He steps into the cold night, and he begins walking in the
cold night, his heart monitor and iv dragging along with him
as he walks, his feet bare and his face sunken in. We skip
the final chorus as he reaches his house and goes straight
into the chrous before the bridge then the bridge.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
      (Sung)
London calls me a stranger
A traveler
This is now my home, my home
I'm burning on the back street
Stuck here sitting in the backseat
I'm blazing on the street
What I do isn't up to you
And if the city never sleeps
Then that makes two
And my lungs hurt
And my ears bled
With the sound of the city life
Echoed in my head
Do I need this to keep me alive?
The traffic stops and starts
But I need to move along
                                                            
The stage goes dark as he reaches for the door handle.
                                                            
 

17.

INT. DALLAS' HOME - NIGHT
                                                            
The two ex spouses enter the house and Ophelia leaves
herself to the couch and lets out a soft sigh, while Dallas
enters the stage a few moments after.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA (Aside)
Not quite what I expected. I
didn't expect him to just let me
decide whats best for my son. But
those doctors probably would've
argued with Dallas until I had my
way, which wouldn't have been good
for anyone. But still, maybe
Charlie was right. Maybe he did
change.
                                                            
                       DALLAS (Enters)
Ophelia... I just wanted to say...
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
There's nothing to be said. Our
son is going to die and we'll take
care of him together in his final
moments.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Right, yes... of course.
                                                            
Dallas sits next to Ophelia and smiles softly as he turns
the small radio on next to him. The beginning chords of
'Barcelona' by Ed Sheeran begin playing and he chuckles
softly.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Oh, Ophie, you can't say you don't
remember, and still love our
wedding song
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
I may remember it but I won't say
it, that's for sure. Wedding songs
are for people in love, and we are
most certainly not in love. You're
just a man I share a child with
now.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
Ophelia Grace, don't be so cruel.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Dal, it's three in the morning.
                                                            

18.

                       DALLAS
That never stopped us before
                                                            
Dallas takes her hands as the music begins to get louder and
he begins singing the words along with it, taking the lead.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
      (Sung- "Barcelona"
       In the style of
       Ed Sheeran)
Well get up up on the dancefloor
tonight
I've got two left feet and a
bottle of red wine
Making me feel like the beat and
the bassline
Are in my blood, both hands upon
her waistline
Get on up baby dance to the rhythm
of the music
Don't care what the DJ chooses
Get lost in the rhythm of me
Place don't close until we wanna
leave it
                                                            
Ophelia drops his hands, but can't help but smile a little
and Dallas pulls her up and they go into a little dance
number, Ophelia occasionally stepping in to help with the
harmonies on the song, but letting Dallas take the lead.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
      (Sung)
You and I we're flying on an
aeroplane tonight
We're going, somewhere where the
sun is shining bright
Just close your eyes, and let's
pretend we're dancing in the
street
In Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona

Well get up up on the dancefloor,
move, it's a Saturday night
I fell in love with the sparkle in
the moonlight
Reflected in your beautiful eyes,
I guess that is destiny doing it
right
And dance like they do in the
Mediterranean
Spin you around me again and again
            (MORE)

19.

                       DALLAS (cont'd)
and
You're like something that God has
sent me
I want you baby, solamente
You and I we're flying on an
aeroplane tonight
We're going, somewhere where the
sun is shining bright
Just close your eyes, and let's
pretend we're dancing in the
street
In Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona
Oh Barcelona

So let's pretend we're dancing in
the street
In Barcelona
Las Ramblas, I'll meet you, we'll
dance around La Sagrada Familia
Drinking Sangria, mi niņa, te amo
mi cariņo
Mamacita, rica, si tú, te adoro
seņorita
Los otros, viva la vida
Come on let's be free in Barcelona
Las Ramblas, I'll meet ya, come on
and dance with me, in Barcelona
Drinking Sangria, I just want to
be in Barcelona
Mamacita, rica, feel that summer
breeze in Barcelona
Los otros, viva la vida, siempre
vida Barcelona
                                                            
The scene ends with Charlie bursting through the door (Onto
the stage) falling over and gasping for air.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Charlie? What're you doing here!
                                                            
The two parents run to their child and pull him onto the
couch and look at their son and Dallas grabs a phone.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
I'll call the doctor
                                                            

20.

                       OPHELIA
How'd you get away from there?
Why'd you come here? The
hospital's almost all the way
across town!
                                                            
Dallas runs off stage and Ophelia just holds her son's head
and looks down at him, unknowing about his tragic fate about
to be revealed.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
(Coughs) Mama, I didn't want to be
alone anymore. I wanted both of
you.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
We would've come back in the
morning, Charlie, you know that,
baby.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
Dad would've convinced you
otherwise, change your mind and
you'd leave me with him. You're
strong, Mama, but he's stronger.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Oh baby, it's not so bad. I
thought you said he'd changed?
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
Dad's manipulative, he'll say what
it takes to get what he wants and
then he leaves when he's tired of
it. He leaves me when he's tired
of me.
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
(Pauses and looks at her son)
You're smart for a thirteen year
old, you know that? Wise beyond
your years.
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
I get it from my (coughs) Mama
                                                            
                       OPHELIA
Baby, shh, I'm not leaving you.
I'm not letting you go. You're
going to make it.
                                                            

21.

                       CHARLIE
(Coughs more) Mama, no... (coughs
again and the music for Let It Go
begins.)
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
      (Sung -"Let It Go"
       In the style of
       James Bay)
From walking home and talking
loads
To seeing shows in evening clothes
with you
From nervous and getting drunk
To staying up and waking up with
you

Now we're sleeping near the edge
Holding something you don't need
All this delusion in your head is
gonna bring you to your knees

So come on, let it go
Just let it be
Why don't you be you, and I'll be
me?
Everything that's broke
Leave it to the breeze
Why don't you be you, and I'll be
me?
And I'll be me

(Begins coughing and Dallas walks
in to take over the rest of the
song)
                                                            
Dallas runs in as Charlie starts coughing, and the blood
from his coughs is showing on the stage
                                                            
                       DALLAS
      (Sung)
From throwing clothes across the
floor
To teeth and claws and slamming
doors at you
If this is all we're living for
Why are we doing it, doing it,
doing it anymore?

I used to recognize myself
It's funny how reflections change
When we're becoming something else
I think it's time to walk away

            (MORE)

22.

                       DALLAS (cont'd)
So come on, let it go
Just let it be
Why don't you be you, and I'll be
me?
Everything that's broke
Leave it to the breeze
Why don't you be you, and I'll be
me?
And I'll be me
                                                            
At this point, Charlie has almost completely stopped moving,
and the light that was above him has gone out, meaning he is
gone. Dallas takes Ophelia away from their son for the last
little bit and sings directly to Ophelia, who is sobbing
uncontrollably.
                                                            
                       DALLAS
      (Sung)
Tryna fit your hand inside of mine
When we know it just don't belong
Cause no force on earth could make
it feel right, no no
Tryna push this problem up the
hill
When it's just too heavy to hold
I think now's the time to let it
slide
                                                            
A now clothed in white Charlie walks on stage behind Ophelia
and places a hand on her shoulder while Dallas and Charlie
sing together.
                                                            
                       DALLAS AND CHARLIE
      (Sung)
So come on, let it go
Just let it be
Why don't you be you, and I'll be
me?
Everything that's broke
Leave it to the breeze
                                                            
                       CHARLIE
      (Sung)
Let the ashes fall
Forget about me
                                                            
Charlie fades to the back and exits up left and Dallas is
now singing alone to Ophelia
                                                            
                       DALLAS
      (Sung)
Come on, let it go
Just let it be
            (MORE)

23.

                       DALLAS (cont'd)
Why don't you be you, and I'll be
me?
And I'll be me
                                                            
DISCLAIMER- This was a jukebox musical written for a school
project. It contains some music by Ed Sheeran and James Bay.
I am not claiming the rights to Ed Sheeran or James Bay's
lovely songs. They worked with the musical and this is just
a rough copy of it. The songs in this musical are not mine.
All rights go to the owners. The story and characters,
however, are all fictional and completely my own.

Thank you.
Sarah Kovacs
                                                            


THE END


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