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 Posted: Tue Apr 20th, 2010 01:52 am
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katoagogo
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Hello playwrights --

What is your last first line of your most recent completed work?

Don't search for the best - or coolest - what was the most recent first line of spoken dialogue in your most recent play?

Post it here - like this:
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TITLE OF PLAY

CHARACTER: Whatever this character says until that sentence comes to an end - even if it's only one or two words - when an ending type punctuation mark comes like a period or a question - it ends!

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No extra sentences - no set-up - no further explanation.  It doesn't have to make sense.  Just title, name, first and only line.

Can't wait to read 'em.

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A SHORT GUIDE TO SAVING THE WORLD

JENNY: This stupid pen!

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SUPERGRAVITY AND THE ELEVENTH DIMENSION

TOM: Doesn't one of you have a key?

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21 TODAY

I'm a regular guy.

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The History of History

Kelly:  Who knows, it may help.

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The Last...

Pagliacci:  By the time I finished unpacking things, I had forgotten who I was.

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Superstarmart

JON: (Scanning a tin of baked beans.) Legumes of the Haricot style.

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THE RED CROW

Prisoner: Please, I haven't done anything!

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REFLECTING LENS

MRS. ESPOSITO
Joey! So then, you could make it over! I’m so glad you did. All packed?



I have to say I love Moonmi's -

Pagliacci: By the time I finished unpacking things, I had forgotten who I was.


best,

in media res

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YOU DON"T HAVE TO FEED A CELLO

The Narrator: (To the audience. Sighs) You don't have to feed a cello? What the hell is that supposed to mean?

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THE GOD CALL

GOD: Hello - is this Phil? This is God returning your phone call. I believe you mentioned me by name a number of times?

 

 

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BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT WE ORDERED

Dr. Bannon:
I just reviewed the test results. It confirms what we thought. Your baby is completely normal.

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SAVING GREGORY BANKS

RON: (TO RITA) Rita, a word?

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                                                MURDER AT THE PIE AUCTION

                                       PHOEBE

This is so exciting, some of the biggest names in pie making right here in our little town.

Finally, we have an event worth a banner headline.

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*removed*

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DEARLY DEPARTED

Off stage: Where can that boy be? This is unacceptable! Royston! Royston where are you? (Funeral Director walks on to the stage left.) Royston?

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LITTLE COSMONAUT FUFU

ALEXI: Hah, Nicolai! My God - look at the thing! It's so vast.

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THE 10-MINUTE PLAY GUIDE TO LIFE

MAN1:   Hey there, bubby! What’s wrong?

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EASTER WITH HARLEY

ELWYN: Do you know what day it is, Harley? It's Easter. Easter Sunday. You, of all people, should know that.

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YOU NEVER LOVED YOUR BOY

ANNIE. Don't be scared.

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DEAD LETTER

Gabby: Let’s see...telephone on Tuesday. Post office box...maybe on Wednesday (From off stage: hammer noises. Noises stop. Gabby speaks loudly) Sal?

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ACCIDENTAL FISH
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VANESSA

They had already taken away the man who probably didn’t fight too hard for the two days it took for him to desert his charred body.

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I And My Father Are One

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Might as well, since this time I actually finished it...

GO WITH IT:

Patrick: After that, I just remember thinking how lucky I was that I got out alive. And that’s what I did last summer.

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Watson: It began with a volley of gunfire.

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ELECTION CYCLE

MADDOX: Do you have any idea what time it is?

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Phil:
Oh yeah, hold on, one second.

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