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Princess from Another Planet


Comedy play for 4-5 actors plus possible extras by D. M. Larson



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Scene 1

(In darkness)

GENERAL

Fire!

(Bullets, bombs and explosions are heard.  Then silence a moment)

GENERAL (CONT.)

Retreat!

(Lights come up on an Alien Space Princess)

PRINCESS

Veeble brox not!

GENERAL

Send in the translator.

(A nerdy looking Scientist with a bunch of equipment enters. A soldier is along side him protecting him as he sets up his equipment)

PRINCESS

Noow wop not!

(Princess goes toward Scientist)

SOLDIER

You sure that thing is going to work?

SCIENTIST

There's one way to find out.

(Scientist turns on machine)

PRINCESS

Your puny weapons have no effect on me.

SOLDIER

It worked!

SCIENTIST

Can you understand me?

PRINCESS

I understand your words but not your actions.  Why did you attack me?  Why do you insist on destroying what you don't understand?

(Scientist turns to solider)

SCIENTIST

Why were you shooting at her?

SOLDIER

The general told us to.

SCIENTIST

"Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die."

SOLDIER

Huh?

SCIENTIST

Exactly.

(To Scientist)

PRINCESS

You seem different. Are you the wise warrior I seek?

SOLDIER

Warrior?

(He laughs and others can be heard laughing off stage.  Scientist gives them a dirty look)

PRINCESS

Silence!

(She touches her necklace with one hand and makes a motion with the other at soldier and he gets pushed back and falls)

GENERAL

Fire!

SCIENTIST

No! Wait! I'm right here you idiots!

(Princess touches her necklace with one hand and waves her other hand)

PRINCESS

Their weapons are useless now.

GENERAL

Retreat!

(Sound of soldiers, tanks, etc. are heard and then fade away)

SCIENTIST

You appear to be pretty powerful.  Why would you need our help?

PRINCESS

We may have power but we seek wisdom.  My quest has brought me here.  Are you the one?

SCIENTIST

I did graduate at the top of my class at Tech.

PRINCESS

Your Earth accolades are meaningless to me.  What is this about your neck?

SCIENTIST

It's just a space rock I found.  I follow shooting stars and collect meteorites.

PRINCESS

Oh follower of shooting stars. May I see your stone?

SCIENTIST

Uh... sure.

(He hands it to her)

PRINCESS

This is our message.  You found it.  You must be the chosen one. You have the knowledge we need to heal our planet.

SCIENTIST

Hey guys!  I'm the chosen one!

(Soldier laugh off stage)

SCIENTIST (CONT.)

I really hate those guys.

PRINCESS

Do you want me to destroy them?

SCIENTIST

Naw... not now.  Maybe later.

PRINCESS

Why do they mock you?

SCIENTIST

I am a nerd... a loser.

PRINCESS

But you are an inventor.  A creator of new things.  They only destroy.  

SCIENTIST

That's kind of how it goes here.  We invent and they find a way to use it to destroy each other.

PRINCESS

We will not treat you so on my planet.  Will you join me?  Please come back to my planet and help us.

SCIENTIST

What happened to your planet?

PRINCESS

Our air has turned to poison.  We can no longer breath outside and must hide indoors.  The energy that once gave us light and power now destroys us.

SCIENTIST

Ever try wind or solar power?

PRINCESS

Whatever do you mean?  How can we use the wind and sun?

SCIENTIST

Wow, this will be easy.

PRINCESS

Excellent. You will be a hero.  You will be rewarded beyond your wildest dreams.

SCIENTIST

Seeing those soldier scattered was a pretty good reward.

PRINCESS

I can vaporize them too if you wish.

(She reaches for her necklace)

SCIENTIST

That's very nice of you, but it's not necessary.  I don't want to stoop to their level.

PRINCESS

You are wise.  I have chosen well.  Come with me and save my planet.

(Princess takes Scientist's arm affectionately and Scientist smiles shyly.  Nerdy woman, Lila, rushes on stage)

LILA

Wait, Peter.  Please don't go!

(Princess turns and stands between Scientist and Lila)

PRINCESS

What is the meaning of this?

LILA

That man there is my Peter... He's my boyfriend.

PRINCESS

He is mine now.  He has given himself to me.

(Lila looks very hurt)

LILA

Peter, is that true?

SCIENTIST

She needs my help.  Her planet is in trouble.

LILA

How long will you be gone?

PRINCESS

You may return in a decade or two. 

LILA

What?!  10 years!

PRINCESS

Or twenty.  But I doubt he'll want to return.  We'll reward him handsomely and give him anything he wants.

(Princess goes behind Scientist and touches him lovingly.  Scientist looks pleased)

LILA

How could you do this to me, Peter?

SCIENTIST

Do what?

LILA

Leave me?

SCIENTIST

I'll be back.  Don't worry.

(But he's look at the Princess all dreamy.  Lila grabs him and pulls him away)

LILA

Stay away from him.  You have him under some kind of spell don't you?

(Lila puts herself between Scientist and Princess)

PRINCESS

How dare you!  You will face my wrath!

(Before the Princess can touch her necklace, Lila jumps forward and grabs the necklace and yanks it off her neck)

PRINCESS (CONT.)

What have you done?!  You fool?

(Scientist shakes his head and is startled when he sees Princess)

SCIENTIST

She looks mad.

PRINCESS

Give those back to me!

LILA

I don't think so.

PRINCESS

You are putting yourselves in terrible danger.  Those jewels channel my power.  Without them, I will lose control.

LILA

I think you lost control long ago.  How dare you try and take my Peter away.

PRINCESS

Please, give them back to me.  If the power in those are released in your world, it will change you all...

LILA

I don't care.  I won't let you take Peter from me.  I'll risk everything to save him.

PRINCESS

You would risk your entire planet for one man.

LILA

Not any man... this man.  He's my world.  I don't need anything else but him.

SCIENTIST

Lila... that's the sweetest thing you ever said to me.

LILA

Quiet.  You're in trouble too mister.

PRINCESS

Please... help me, Peter.  You're my only hope.

LILA

What a drama queen.  Let's go, Peter.

(Peter seems torn)

LILA (CONT.)

I know I'm not perfect, but I do really love you.  She's just going to use you.  Chew you up, take what you have to offer and then spit you out.  You are just a tool to her.  A means to an end and then she'll cast you aside.  You know I'm not like that.  You know I love you for you and not what I can get out of you.  So... what do you chose?  A crazy, wild fling that will end in ruin... or simple, true, honest love?

(Lila gives Scientist the jewels and Princess looks hopeful)

SCIENTIST

I chose you, Lila.

(Scientist throws down jewels and stomps on them.  Lila is happy and helps)

PRINCESS

No!  What have you done?!

(Lila and Scientist leave and Princess goes to the jewels)

PRINCESS (CONT.)

You have released their power on your world.  It will change everything as you know it.  It will give some of you powers and make others of you go mad.  Some of you will chose greatness and seek good with your new found power, but others of you will react with fear and anger and go down a path of evil.

(Soldier enters cautiously)

SOLDIER

Princess... you are under arrest.  Please come with me.

PRINCESS

But perhaps there is hope.  Perhaps there is a phoenix that will rise from these ashes.  I will find a champion among you whose new found powers can be harnessed.

SOLDIER

Yeah, yeah.  Save it for someone who cares.  Let's go, Princess.

PRINCESS

I will have my champion destroy you first.

SOLDIER

General!  She's being mean to me!

(Exit and lights fade to black)


From the published play "Between Good and Evil" by D. M. Larson available on Amazon.com


CAST OF CHARACTERS

PRINCESS - space alien princess from another planet with a necklace that gives her powers

SCIENTIST - Peter is a brilliant inventor who creates a translation machine to understand the alien princess.

LILA - Girlfriend of Peter who does not want to see him go with the Princess to her planet.

SOLDIER - Nervous soldier who tries to do his duty. This part can be divided up between multiple actors if desired.

GENERAL - This character is off stage (although can be on stage if desired) - It can be double with Lila or pre-recorded or played by another actor.



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