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KATIE I like somebody else now. Emily stops by to tell Katie she'll be late, etc. As of October 2002, three years after its publication, the play had been performed over 15,000 times. MATT Not fair at all. You'll all see! MATT Hopeless. Silence. That person must quickly duck (squat down). I'm pushed to my limits! (A female voice in the dark starts to hum and then sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" under the monologue) Dad? (Voices laugh mockingly.) MATT It is so beautiful. KATIE Toes go numb. You gave it to me. JOSH I'd have to know when the words were written, wouldn't I, officer? Wasn't it Katie? ACTOR 5 (AS PRINCIPAL) You do? KATIE So you can be a man. ACTOR 1 (AS GRANDPA) C'mon, Josh. ACTOR 3 (VOICE IN THE DARK) Now he's a pathetic wannabe forever! MATT I miss mom's cooking. (Lights on Josh. Lights fade. --Go on. EMILY While you still breathe the air. MICHAEL I'll never know what it is to come home from work and open the door and all my kids run to me and pull me down on the floor and smother me with hugs and kisses. 28._ (Lights on Katie writing in a notebook. (Actor 1, as Grandpa, takes a polaroid picture, hands it to Josh.) JESSIE Why me? Emily pulls off his blanket.) ACTOR 2/RUMOR What? Josh laughs.) (Drum returns softly.) ACTOR 4/RUMOR Who knows? Matt enters first, carries a bottle of catsup, sits, pours some on some imaginary fries, begins to eat, then starts on some homework. "Bang Bang You're Dead," a new film on Showtime that premieres Sunday at 7 p.m., doesn't promise any answers on the issue of school violence. JOSH (speaking words as he writes them:) "" Josh..." Cue Actor 2, "What? GUNS IN ANY FORM MUST NEVER BE PART OF THIS PLAY.) KATIE But it's just beginning for you. Freezes. JOSH Possibility of what? JOSH I will. (Actor 1 advances. We've taken your rifle away. To me, that feels like asking for trouble, not solving it. JOSH You're lookin' at him. MICHAEL Scars on body and mind. (Voices laugh mockingly.) EMILY All my life I've been taught to forgive. You home? Beat. (Lines begin overlapping again.) ACTOR 4/RUMOR The snapshot! (Josh is astonished they know about his hunting experience. JESSIE Why me? ACTOR 2 (VOICE IN THE DARK) The great hunter's gotta repeat the grade. (Josh mimes a rifle. JESSIE You doze off. No more pain. KATIE Took its strength. ACTOR 1 (AS JOSH'S DAD, VOICE IN DARK) Josh? MATT I'll never have the chance to be a better person. (Voices laugh mockingly.) JOSH What movie? (Turning to Josh. Bang, Bang, You're Dead rejects this out of hand and gives everything a shade of grey, yet moves back, forgivably, from the logical climax to make a point about the theatricality of school life, much like the play on which it is sort-of-based. Five bullets, five people. What's that? Isn't it tough enough that everybody looks at me like I'm a broken trashbag? ACTOR 4 (AS PSYCHOTHERAPIST) To avoid answering questions. "Bang Bang You're Dead" is a story about a kid named Josh, who is in holding to be trialed for the murder of his parents and 5 of his classmates. KATIE Memories. ACTOR 1/RUMOR Yeah, and we should all wear bulletproof vests. MATT You wish it was all a game. MICHAEL Never be a sportscaster. 6._ ACTOR 2 Move aside! KATIE First shot misses! ACTOR 4 (AS PSYCHOTHERAPIST) Why'd the monkey fall out of the tree? EMILY I miss waterskiing in Georgia. KATIE Never ski again. 60._ KATIE And dark to light. 62._ JOSH I miss-- (They drown him out.) JOSH How? MATT Wounds that weep. Szereplők. (One by one the deceased rise dream-like and begin to exit slowly turning out their lights.) MATT A face that hides the pain. It proved very successful, charting at #5 on the UK Singles Chart (see 2006 in British music). (Josh laughs) You want to confess? Voices in the dark. JESSIE Wounds that never heal. ALL Thousands! JOSH It's simple math. JOSH What is this? KATIE Full of fear-- MATT Helpless. Once the room is full, the game begins. ACTOR 5/RUMOR I think it's Melissa. MICHAEL We'll do whatever it takes tonight. (Josh pretends to shoot her. ACTOR 4 (AS PSYCHOTHERAPIST) I give up. The actors, between … JESSIE Why? (Michael squeezes catsup into Katie's hand. MATT Till you tell us why. He slaps it on his hat, on the side of his head.) EMILY You want the world to see you and your buck. ACTOR 2 (AS JUDGE) The court will hear the prosecutor's opening statement. ACTOR 1 (AS JOSH'S DAD) It's not bad, Josh. KATIE Yes. JOSH We're buds. "Bang! ACTOR 5 (AS PRINCIPAL) Good. JOSH Once upon a time. This is modern, contemporary stuff, where lives are on the line, not a cartoon. (she goes back to her work) Guess what I wrote about. 11._ MICHAEL We're gonna open you up. JESSIE Never meet people on the internet. KATIE Hi. MATT Cold milk. MATT I'll never play catch with my son. JOSH Every kid in school is laughing at me. But I wouldn't buy it because that would be wrong. A police siren blares as a red flasher sweeps the stage. The film takes as its subject the accidental killing of a man by a child, and the struggles of the child and his companion to comprehend the gravity of what has happened. Michael shoots Jessie who falls dead. JOSH And? Stupid! MATT Second shot misses. MATT Or see the Dead Sea. The ghosts of those classmates demand to know why he killed them. MICHAEL The kid goes back to school with a shotgun. ACTOR 3 (AS JOSH'S MOM) We might feel differently if you were living up to your full potential. (Josh sits on the floor.) "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" plays in the background. EMILY I'll never see Paris. JOSH Why not? egy egyfelvonásos színdarab, írta William Mastrosimone. Tell me one thing grandpa said. ACTOR 4 Put down. JOSH I have nothing to say to you. Isn't it hard enough being nobody? "Bang Bang You're Dead," a new film on Showtime that premieres Sunday at 7 p.m., doesn't promise any answers on the issue of school violence. 37._ ACTOR 1/RUMOR Why do you say that? ACTOR 4 (VOICE IN THE DARK) Boom. JESSIE How you took its magnificence. ACTOR 2 (VOICE IN THE DARK) Bullet in the head? MICHAEL (JOINING IN) And pretending I'm in concert. KATIE You don't know. Josh lies down to sleep on the blanket.) Bang Bang You're Dead. You used to sing that to me when I couldn't sleep. KATIE What's it matter? What right do you have to take all the life I could've lived? MATT A face that hides the pain. (On each "Bam," one loud drumbeat.) MICHAEL I miss talking with friends on the phone after midnight. When we were eleven you let me play war with you and the other boys because you liked how I died. ACTOR 5 (AS PRINCIPAL) Can I speak with you in my office, Josh? Who's there? JOSH Matters to me. JOSH Psych! (Josh, uneasy, crosses away, but still enjoys the rumors. MATT Why them? ALL Never. ACTOR 1 (AS GRANDPA) Let's go, Josh. JESSIE A game. ACTOR 2 22. (Josh uses the fourth wall as a blackboard, mimes writing on it with a piece of chalk.) JOSH If I told you then I would have something to say, wouldn't I? JOSH Because of some stupid words on the blackboard I have to repeat the grade? ACTOR 2/RUMOR No, what about him? (more) 65._ JOSH (cont'd) I'll never have anything to look forward to. JOSH You talk different-- ACTOR 4 When you have a gun. MICHAEL Over for us, Josh. JESSIE Eat you for breakfast. JOSH I can't go hunting with grandpa? JOSH How do you know that? Let each line begin with, "I'll never--". MATT Never body surf. Deceased shine flashlight on Principal as she enters. JOSH Katie, right? KATIE I'll never be an aunt. ACTOR 4 (VOICE IN THE DARK) You. ACTOR 2 (VOICE IN THE DARK) Break the lock. KATIE Duh. MATT Dreams. JESSIE I miss when a guy gets that look in his eye! ACTOR 5 (AS COP) You know anything about the words on the blackboard? Players start by creating a Room (giving a name, number of players and a timeframe) and sending a secret room code out to friends. JOSH Think so? EMILY We want to hear you say it to yourself...Why, Josh? JESSIE When you scream and cry. EMILY Because it hurts to see a-- MICHAEL Beautiful-- KATIE Magnificent-- MATT Proud-- JESSIE Keen buck dying on the ground. MATT And you have a profound thought: JOSH Hunting sucks. They then join the room using this secret code. JOSH Thanks. To me, that feels like asking for trouble, not solving it. MICHAEL A hand written letter. ACTOR 1/RUMOR What happened? JOSH We all really hope you catch that nut who wrote on the blackboard. How is all that bad? JOSH It died. While I was posting yesterdays scribblings,in a strange synchronicity the police had surrounded Raoul Moat, and after a six hour stand off he killed himself. Bang! I thought it was "bang bang you're dead" again. MATT You're taken by its beauty. EMILY You watch its life run out. JOSH I love you, mom. Drum returns.) Az egész darab az ő börtöncellájában játszódik, miután megölte a … MATT To crack you open. ACTOR 1/RUMOR Don't know--but he's gonna be hauled up on stage in front of the whole school and suspended on the spot. EMILY Even until your release. I taught you how to blow bubbles with chewing gum. KATIE And wish you could take it all back. JOSH Survive what? The five deceased enter one by one, now each wearing white; Matt in a white dress shirt, Katie in a white blouse, Jessie in a white t-shirt, Michael in a white sweatshirt and white baseball cap turned backwards, Emily in a white sweatshirt. These two set porps function as the cot, judge's bench, pri ncipal's office, Grandpa's truck and any other furniture or space defining objec t for which the actors endow them. EMILY A heart nobody knows. (Josh moves away from them again. JOSH Him? (These lines begin to overlap.) So don't blame me. You're all dead. 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