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Throughout the play, Josh has been grappling with his actions: READ MORE - PRO MEMBERS ONLY Join the StageAgent community to learn more about this monologue from Bang Bang You're Dead and unlock other amazing theatre resources! No rifle. (Chorus echoes "V.I.P.") No hunting! JOSH C'mon, Katie. KATIE First shot misses! (Lines begin to overlap again, building in intensity. JESSIE Kill the magnificent-- EMILY Kill the strong-- MICHAEL Kill the proud-- KATIE Kill the keen buck. ACTOR 1/RUMOR Hear about Josh? If I could, I would! EMILY Never fly a helicopter. ACTOR 2 (VOICE IN THE DARK) Do it in the living room for your parents to see. Lights fade. MATT You both get out of the truck. k { � ó JOSH What is this? The chorus laughs mockingly. Deceased follow again, but not so closely, perhaps upstage.) Then I have to wait a whole year! They then join t… KATIE Wounds that bleed. Actor 2 stands behind box and bangs the gavel. ALL DECEASED Bam! ACTOR 3 (AS JOSH'S MOM) Maybe his honesty deserves the rifle for a reward. GUNS IN ANY FORM MUST NEVER BE PART OF THIS PLAY.) DECEASED Paducah, Jonesboro, Springfield. You both sit there. ACTOR 3 (AS JOSH'S MOM) All summer. Why'd the third monkey fall out of the tree? DECEASED AND CHORUS DEAD! We tried to give you a good life but all we did was feed your appetites. EMILY Eat you for lunch. The others follow one by one on their lines. That person must quickly duck (squat down). JESSIE Wounds that never heal. They see you in camo holding your rifle. ... enlists him for the lead of a play, "Bang Bang … MATT Blows away the teacher too. EMILY You watch its life run out. JOSH Think so? "Bang! EMILY I miss going to the mailbox and getting a letter that I didn't expect. ACTOR 1/RUMOR Ever hear of Paducah? JOSH Ha, ha, ha. ACTOR 5/RUMOR We need some excitement around here. What do you know about never? ACTOR 3 (AS JOSH'S MOM) What about the electric guitar you got him when he threw himself on the floor? DEAD! MICHAEL Now you have proof of who you are. Bang Bang You're Dead By William Mastrisomone. ACTOR 2/RUMOR Anybody in this school. Then I come home and you always find something that I didn't do and I'm never good enough. ACTOR 4 (AS PSYCHOTHERAPIST) I give up. Your B's and C's could be all A's. JOSH I will. JOSH Whoa. MATT A face that hides the pain. ACTOR 2 (VOICE IN THE DARK) Boom. ACTOR 3/RUMOR Maybe they found out who did it. (Lights on Actor 1 as Josh's dad.) MATT Dreams. KATIE But you'll wonder. This is addressed to the audience.) KATIE Give him my regards. V ¸ ó ô ø ù . JESSIE I miss people watching. JOSH Every kid in school is laughing at me. 8._ JOSH If I wanted to, I could get a gun in school for fifty bucks. KATIE Feel the walls closing in? (Josh backs away screaming "I won't go" as Chorus laughs mockingly. You don't see me. Production Order Order here Order scripts and other material for your entire cast and arrange your royalties here. JESSIE Third shot misses! The play opens in Josh’s jail cell after he has killed his parents and five classmates. (Drum returns softly.) MICHAEL Feelings. ACTOR 3/RUMOR What's a fake? ACTOR 2 Touchdown. (Drum returns. EMILY A heart nobody knows. ACTOR 4 (AS PSYCHOTHERAPIST) To avoid answering questions. MICHAEL Down on one knee. ACTOR 4 (VOICE IN THE DARK) You'll be a joke. JESSIE I'll never meet a beautiful, intelligent, caring fraternity boy who will look at me and see perfection. JOSH Easy. We could go out this coming weekend. MICHAEL Never? ACTOR 4 Watch out! JOSH We're buds. JOSH As the cop said, I have the right to remain silent. EMILY A heart nobody knows. ACTOR 5 (AS PRINCIPAL) Someone in this auditorium wrote some very threatening words on the blackboard. My life is junk. Why can't it be like that? ACTOR 3/RUMOR Ever hear of the Constitution and the right to bear arms? JOSH I'm scared. (Lines begin overlapping again.) JESSIE When you scream and cry. 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. Jessie holds her flashlight under her chin.) (Michael holds the flashlight under his chin illuminating only his face.) ACTOR 5 (AS PRINCIPAL) You do? I know a kid who stole a gun from his father. I wanted to kill you but I didn't want you dead. Bang Bang You’re Dead Showtime offers a provocative and sobering look at school violence with "Bang Bang You're Dead." MATT Start again. No phone. JOSH You think different-- ACTOR 5 When you have a gun. 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 And I poker-face her right back. ACTOR 4 (AS PSYCHOTHERAPIST) With all of that going for you, why did you make a threat on the blackboard? JOSH Where do you think you shot me? EMILY You want the world to see you and your buck. Maybe it's my zodiac. (Actor 1, as Grandpa, takes a polaroid picture, hands it to Josh.) JOSH It's so cool-- ACTOR 2 When you have a gun. Bang! JOSH Felt like it, okay? The Dice Game, you can find three kinds of people. ACTOR 4 (AS PSYCHOTHERAPIST) It died. KATIE Grandpa comes out of breath. ACTOR 4 (AS PROSECUTOR) Your Honor, ladies and gentlemen of the jury: seven dead bodies. ACTOR 5 (AS PRINCIPAL) The instructor said you took a very long bathroom break. JOSH Sometimes I hate being alive, but I'm afraid to be dead. (Josh sits on the floor.) MATT And the wonderment will eat you alive. JOSH Get lost. ACTOR 5 (AS PRINCIPAL) You. A childish prank. Josh interrupts.) Hey, Josh. You were unstoppable. KATIE Dissect you like a frog. JESSIE A pain that eats your heart. ACTOR 5 (AS PRINCIPAL) Anything you want to say to me? ACTOR 3/RUMOR My parents want me to stay home till the killer's found. KATIE Who is it? EMILY (LYING ON FLOOR) Hope I didn't disappoint you in the cafeteria this morning. This could be the last day of my life. Michael shoots Jessie who falls dead. MICHAEL And then you notice the rifle in your hand. JOSH More than I can say! MATT To crack you open. Peer pressure. KATIE You don't have the proper frame of mind. 18._ KATIE Your first time hunting. KATIE I'll never find out if the psychic was right—will I get what I want or sell used cars? ACTOR 5 Anybody. 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 It's not fair. KATIE Why me, Josh? (she goes back to her work) Guess what I wrote about. ACTOR 1 (AS JOSH'S DAD) When you get all A's, we'll discuss it. JESSIE Why me? JOSH You have no idea what it's like to be somebody one day, and nobody the next. Whatever the case... JOSH Blackboard phantom! How is all that bad? EMILY We want to hear you say it to yourself...Why, Josh? ACTOR 1 (AS GRANDPA) Let's go, Josh. Beat.) JOSH Because I shot it dead! I can see "Bang Bang You're Dead" pitting generation against generation in a way that would make Bambi seem pro-hunting. KATIE Return its strength. 12._ MATT A kid in a cage. New drum rhythm at entrance, then drum out.) KATIE You liked me. It's over. Where can I go and not have anybody on my back? MATT It is so beautiful. EMILY I miss screaming at the football games. ACTOR 3 (AS JOSH'S MOM, VOICE IN DARK) Josh? MICHAEL Who are you killing, Josh? MICHAEL You'll wish you were dead every so often. MATT I'll never have a chance to make dad proud of me. Free Play on Teenage Gun Violence | Check out 'Bang Bang You're Dead A play. ' EMILY Not ever. I'm pushed to my limits! ACTOR 4 (VOICE IN THE DARK) Over. Go to your room! MATT Never scuba off Australia. JOSH I never thought I was taking away all that! KATIE All you want to be. TIME: Now. JOSH Him? I wanted to do my part. (Moving DC, to the audience. (Josh pretends to shoot her. (Michael steps forward, flashlight under chin.) MICHAEL I miss watching the sky go from light to dark. MICHAEL We demand an honest answer, Josh. ACTOR 2/RUMOR What? EMILY That's not a good enough answer, Josh. MICHAEL Why me? JOSH That's dumb. Drum rhythm under rumor lines. It's over! Blame my folks, okay? MICHAEL Strong. So like "bang bang bang click bang click click bang bang click..." ect. JOSH Maybe I got something better to do. The laughter stops abruptly after the third shot. Let each line begin with, "I'll never--". Amazing. Please don't die. ALL Never. Constant rhythm from the drum under all rumors.) 11._ MICHAEL We're gonna open you up. EMILY Your buck takes its last breath...You almost let yourself weep. MICHAEL Make your face a mask. ACTOR 5 45. JOSH Hunting season will be over before grades come out. MICHAEL Has to die. KATIE How to dump somebody. Shoot me again. (Matt's flashlight goes out. Üzenete a fiatalkori erőszakról és az élet értékességéről szól. ACTOR 2/RUMOR Katie dumped him for Michael. KATIE A mask that hides your face. ACTOR 3 (AS JOSH'S MOM) You're in enough trouble, Josh. ACTOR 2/RUMOR For all I know, you're the killer. JESSIE He looks at you like no one's ever looked at you before. A police siren blares as a red flasher sweeps the stage. For example, you finish doing the "bang bang bang" thing, and then stop and ask who died. JOSH Because of some stupid words on the blackboard I have to repeat the grade? ACTOR 2 (VOICE IN THE DARK) Don't chicken out now! 26._ MICHAEL Give back its pride. (Katie drops dead) DEAD! ACTOR 4/RUMOR Who knows? ACTOR 4 (AS PSYCHOTHERAPIST) Whose voices? 43._ JOSH No! ACTOR 4/RUMOR There's a killer in every school. EMILY You enjoy police coming to investigate? (Chorus goes silent) That's what I thought. Freezes. Works every time. ACTOR 5 (AS JURY FOREWOMAN) Without possibility of anything good. Katie holds her flashlight under her chin.) MICHAEL You see who you used to be-- (Slight beat.) JOSH How? Hope I died just right for you, Josh. reminded me a little of The Mysterious Case of the Dog in The Night-time. Five bullets, five people. A wooden box that serves as a jail bed, a coffin, a judge’s bench, a truck seat, a table, etc. ACTOR 1 (AS JOSH'S DAD) Put that down! JESSIE Never meet people on the internet. Matt holds his flashlight under his chin.) There is a stooland and a big black box. Maybe the Devil made me do it. {absolute darkness, a voice in the dark. ALL Never. EMILY Restore the buck to its majesty. The tone is sad joy--sad that it's gone, joyful in remembrance. 10._ KATIE Not fair. JOSH I have nothing to say to you. (Katie looks at Josh, beat, goes back to her book.) Importantly, Bang Bang You’re Dead is a fine reality check for young people as well as the rest of society. MATT You hear your heartbeat. EMILY I miss making mom laugh so hard she can't hardly breathe. ACTOR 1 (AS GRANDPA) Respect the animals. When we were eleven you let me play war with you and the other boys because you liked how I died. will tour local and Bay Area schools during the week of November 17th, 2019 and play at the Hammer Theatre Center’s Hammer 4 Theatre for four performances. Embark on an epic idle journey through the lands! EMILY I miss the look in my brother's eye just before he pulls his newest wrestling move on me. 49,229 listeners Will Butler. JESSIE You carry the snapshot everywhere. MATT A face that hides the pain. JOSH Don't know. JOSH Possibility of what? 51._ JOSH Whoa...They'll all be in the cafeteria now. 19._ JESSIE You both bounce on the seat. Dropped a lot of communities turns kids who mocked him the day before the blanket. he back! 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