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Mad Script Night at the Library from Freedrama.net

A librarian is at a desk checking in books.  A narrator appears and speaks in a dramatic/scary movie type of voice.

NARRATOR

A librarian is working late at night.  She hears a noise.  She looks but hears nothing more.

Librarian looks around, sees nothing and then goes back to her books.

NARRATOR

Suddenly... she hears something again...

A wicked witch makes a cackling laughing sound off in the darkness.

LIBRARIAN

What was that?  It sounds like a...

1)________________________________

A girl in a blue and white dress with a basket and small black dog runs up to the librarian.

DOROTHY

I have a feeling we're not in 

2)__________________________ anymore.

LIBRARIAN

You're in the

3)______________________________ Library.  How did you get in here?

DOROTHY

I don't know... one minute I was at home and then there was this terrible storm... and then

4)__________________________ ... and suddenly I was here.

LIBRARIAN

Um... that's quite a story...

HOLMES

Indeed it is.

Sherlock Holmes appears.

LIBRARIAN

Was there a costume party tonight that no one told me about? 

HOLMES

This is no party.  There is a mystery to be solved here.

LIBRARIAN

That's too bad.  I have this great costume I've been wanting to wear from my favorite book

5)______________________________.

A Southern Bell from Civil War times enters the scene.

SCARLETT

Oh fiddle dee dee.  Where can I be?

LIBRARIAN

You're in the library.

SCARLETT

Oh great balls of fire!  I'm completely lost. 

HOLMES

We all appear lost. Or the victims of my archenemy

6)_______________________________.

DOROTHY

Or is it a dream?

A person in Shakespearean costume walks in.

HAMLET

"To die, to sleep; -- To sleep, perchance to dream."

SCARLETT

Is this a stage production of some sort?  Or are we dead?  There was a war going on back home... I remember now.  Never mind, I won't think about it today... maybe tomorrow.

HAMLET

"For in that sleep of death what dreams may come..."

HOLMES

Sir? Are you an actor?

HAMLET

The plays the thing.  But this is more than a stage.  Have I gone mad after all?  Or is there some method to this madness as Polonius says.

HOLMES

Sir? Are you Hamlet?

HOLMES

Prince of Denmark. And you are?

HOLMES

Sherlock Holmes.

LIBRARIAN

And we have

7) _____________________

over here.

HOLMES

You know all these people?

LIBRARIAN

Who doesn't?

A Spanish man in armor enters.

DON QUIXOTE

"All will come out in the washing."

HOLMES

And who are you, sir?

DON QUIXOTE

Sir Don Quixote.

HOLMES

Hamlet and Don Quixote.  Of course.  Elementary!

SCARLETT

Please don't say we're all dead.  Oh, Mother of God, I'm too young to die!

HAMLET

Ah! The undiscovered country!

DON QUIXOTE

"Until death all is life... where there's life there's hope."

LIBRARIAN

Look... it didn't take Sherlock Holmes or

8)_____________________________

to figure out what is going on.  The characters from the books in the library are coming to life.

HOLMES

Perhaps it has something to do with this glowing book over here.

The librarian gets a book from a display.

LIBRARIAN

It's a first edition copy of the Children's Book "Night at the Museum"... this is the copy of the book that director Christopher Columbus bought for his child that inspired the movie.

DOROTHY

It appears to be magic!

HAMLET

There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

LIBRARIAN

There are more characters appearing.  Now I see

9) ________________________________

in the best seller section!  We have to stop this before we end up with someone like

10) ______________________________

SCARLETT

Maybe we should rip up the book or something.

LIBRARIAN

Put one little rip in that book missy and you'll be in big trouble with the Friends of the Library!

SCARLETT

Oh Fiddle Dee Dee.

HOLMES

From reading these pages it appears that all we have to do is wait until the clock strikes

11) ___________________________.

LIBRARIAN

That's only

12) ___________________________

minutes away!

HOLMES

Then we must all get back to our books.

All the characters start to exit.

LIBRARIAN

It was nice meeting you all.

Hamlet takes her hand and kisses it.

HAMLET

Good-night, sweet lady, good-night.

Librarian smiles and waves good-bye. Then she frowns.

LIBRARY

Wait, didn't Ophelia say that before she

13_______________________________?

END OF SCRIPT



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