Featured Scene from "Big Nose (A Modern Cyrano)"
(Lights come up the curtain. ROXY enters in a Shakespearean type dress. CYRIL sees her and approaches [CYRIL has an unusually large nose])
RoxyÖ you look amazing.
Oh, this old thing?
Iím really nervous. Iíve acted before but not with so little time to prepare.
Youíll do great.
And Iím very tired. Someone kept me up all night.
Not too loud. Someone might get the wrong idea.
Youíre great to talk to. Iíve never opened up like that to anyone before.
I really enjoyed talking with you too. We must be kindred spirits or something.
So many guys are creeps. They clearly could care less about what I have to say. Especially that creepy actor running this show. You know what he did? Thatís probably why Iím so nervous.
What did he do?
He walked in on me while I was getting dressed.
Iím going to kill him.
I think Iíll bite his ear off instead of kiss him at the end.
Or at least push him down the ladder.
I canít believe this guy. You can quit right now. Iíll talk to Kelly. You shouldnít have to go through with this.
Itís okay. Iíll do it. I want to help Kelly.
But after the showÖ
Heís all yours.
Your honor will be avenged my lady.
(CYRIL bows and kisses her hand)
You know what? Can I tell you something?
I hope you wonít be offended.
I have a thick skin.
I think you have an amazing nose.
I know itísÖ unique. But I think itís amazing. So many guys have such boring faces, but youÖ youíre a work of art.
Wonderful classic art. One of a kind.
I am an original.
I just wanted you to know, I think your nose is really cool. I like you and your nose.
We both thank you.
Looks like it is time for my big scene.
Thanks, Roxy. What you said means a lot to me.
And you mean a lot to me too. Youíre one of the best people Iíve ever met.
(ROXY exits. CYRIL does a happy dance)
I think this might be the best day of my life.
END OF SCENE
From "Big Nose (A Modern Cyrano)" by D. M. Larson SBN-13: 978-1542471077
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