THE REAL STORY - Mark

Author Bob Clyman
North Caldwell, New Jersey

PLAY DESCRIPTION

When Mark, an eccentric freelance reporter looking for a big story, meets the reticent, haunted-looking Stuart at the airport during a flight delay, he learns that Stuart has just returned from South Peru, where he inadvertently wound up meeting a group of Peruvian freedom fighters and spent the next six months fighting government forces with them. Once he reluctantly agrees to be interviewed, Stuart gradually reveals disturbing, potentially explosive details about what he witnessed. When it’s time to publish the story, a pitched battle ensues where verifiable fact, fictional flair, healthy journalistic skepticism and hidden agendas all collide.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: Mark, an eccentric freelance reporter always looking for a big story, spots the reticent, haunted-looking Stuart at the airport during a flight delay. Curiosity and journalistic instinct drive Mark to assertively strike up a conversation with Stuart.

Subject Matter: Fear, Curiosity, Airports, Stories, Thrill of the Hunt, Journalism

Note from Playwright: MARK-- a freelance reporter with a quick, curious mind; charmingly brazen in his disregard for propriety; his ability to talk people into doing things they wouldn't have otherwise done has a playful, almost innocent quality that makes it hard to dislike him. While these qualities make him seem younger than his actual age, even precocious, his career has not lived up to early expectations.

Supplemental Information: To read the full script THE REAL STORY, contact Bob directly at roclyman@yahoo.com.

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    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male, Universal
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
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