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TITLE (EDIT)
A Man Of Misery
DESCRIPTION
A sad play, tells about family values, teach us on how to appreciate the value of our own family.
[1,184 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Spiritual
AUTHOR
Hazli Ghazali
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
These are my short story. Hopefully you'll have a look at it, considering them for a publication.
I'm a student of English Language and Literature in one of the local university in Malaysia called "International Islamic University Malaysia". I ave some experiences in writing scripts for drama presentations, poems, short stories and a novel (in progress). I have some experiences in directing a drama performance.
To get all my work published in my goal, my dream and my hope.

[February 2004]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (1)
The Diary Of Mystery (Short Stories) Collection of Hazli's short stories under the topic of mystery, a lot to think and discover! [3,982 words] [Publishing]
A Man Of Misery
Hazli Ghazali

“A MAN OF MISERY”


“WHEN A MAN LIES HE MURDERS SOME PART OF THE WORLD, THESE ARE THE PALE DEATH WHICH MAN MISCALL THEIR LIFE. AL THIS I CANNOT BEAR TO WITNESS ANY LONGER, CANNOT THE KINGDOM OF SALVATION TAKE ME HOME?”



Casting Requirements:
Five male characters:

Drunken father (Harry)

The dead son (Danny)

Men from the morgue (Seymour & Walter)

The caretaker of the morgue (Rufus)


Make up Requirements:
Normal make up on all but the most important thing is the boy, who needs to look dead.

Set Requirements:
Bedroom scene; mirror, bed, dresser, closet.


Costume Requirements:
Three white coats (if possible), ragged clothes for father and child.


Lighting Requirements:
Dim lighting coming from one light bulb in the center of
the room. The bed should be right under the light bulb, which should hang from the ceiling.


Special Needs:
Some stuff used for special effects including music:
(3 music used)


Plot Summary:
The son has just died, killed by his drunken father and his father is at the side of the body weeping at the loss of his son. While he is weeping the boy calls out his father’s name. He starts talking to him about what a bad father he was. He tried to defend his image of what their life and reality was. When the men from the morgue were coming to pick up the body, they quickly got him to lay down. They took him away as Papa was wailing. He said he loved him.
The reality is, there is no “father” character in this play, but it has been decided that an alternate character should be created, that is a “father” to the son in this play, replacing the “mother”, due to certain circumstances. There’re only four characters in this play but we decided to add one special character that is the “caretaker” of the morgue, because there are five members in the group. Two additional scenes also added to this play, together with the existence of the drunken father.


SCENE 1

(THE PLAY STARTS WITH THE SCENE BEHIND THE CURTAIN, TOGETHER WITH THE MUSIC 1 PLAYED AS WELL AS THE NARRATOR TELLING THE STORY)

NARRATOR:
I’M AN OLD MAN WHO WALKS ALONE, WALKING ON THE DARK ROAD AT NIGHT, STROLLING THROUGH THE PARK. WHEN THE NIGHT BEGAN TO CHANGE, I SOMETIMES FEEL A LITTLE STRANGE AND A LITTLE ANXIOUS BECAUSE THERE’S ALWAYS HIS FACE TWISTING AND INVADING MY MIND, BRINGING ME TO DESPAIR. THAT’S ME, A DAMN OLD MAN SITTING ON MY CHAIR WAITING FOR THE DEVIL TO INVITE ME TO THE HELL, THE PLACE WHERE IM SUPPOSED TO STAY, FAR AWAY FROM MY POOR SON IN HISTORY, DANNY.I WALK FOR NO ONE, LIVE FOR NO ONE, BUT I’M WAITING TO DIE FOR MY SON WHO DIES BECAUSE OF HIS OWN DAMN DRUNKEN FATHER, ME!


(HARRY & DANNY START TO QUARREL)

HARRY:
WHERE ARE YOU DANNY? COME TO PAPA, COME TAKE YOUR MEDICINE DANNY!!!!!!!

DANNY:
NO FATHER, PLEASE DON’T HIT ME AGAIN, PLEASE…

HARRY:
COME OUT; COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE DANNY! (SOUND OF SMASHING GLASSES)



DANNY:
NO FATHER, PLEASE DON’T HURT ME, I WILL DO WHAT EVER YOU SAY! NO FATHER, NO, NO, NO!!!!!!! (DANNY SCREAMS LOUDLY & MUSIC STOP. AT THIS TIME, DANNY WAS STABBED WITH THE SMASHED BOTTLE)

HARRY:
AAAAHHHHHH!!!!! WHAT HAVE I DONE? DANNY!!!!!!!! PLEASE FORGIVE ME DANNY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME!!! GIVE ME BACK MY SON, GIVE ME BACK MY SON!!!!!!


SCENE 2

(MUSIC 2 PLAYED, CURTAIN OPENED SLOWLY)

(MUSIC CHANGED AGAIN TO MUSIC 3 AFTER CURTAIN WAS OPENED FULLY, TOGETHER WITH THE RISE OF THE DEAD BODY)

DANNY:
(CRAWLING SLOWLY TOWARDS THE AUDIENCE)
HARRY, I WILL KILL YOU, I WILL SLASH YOU, I WILL CUT YOUR THROAT, AND I’LL BRING YOU TO THE HELL!!!!!C’MON FATHER!!!!!!!


(CURTAIN CLOSED AGAIN)


SCENE 3

(CURTAIN OPENED AND MUSIC 1 PLAYED AGAIN)

HARRY:
(WEEPING)
DANNY MY ONLY SON, MY PRECIOUS BREATH, PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR STABBING YOU WITH THOSE BOTTLE!!DAMN ALLIGATOR BOTTLE!!!!! GOD MERCY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR MY SIN IS SO HEAVY TO MY SON. I DARE TO REPLACE HIM WITH MY OWN LIFE, GIVE HIM BACK TO ME!!!!!

DANNY:
(STARTED TO RISE FROM THE DEAD)
HERE I AM FATHER, HERE I AM!! I’M BACK FROM THE DEAD, BACK FROM THE HELL TO PUNISH YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO ME!!!!!!

HARRY:
(SHOCKED)
NO WAY, YOU’RE ALREADY DEAD!!!! HOW CAN YOU RISE UP AGAIN???????? WHO ARE YOU?????

DANNY:
COME TO ME FATHER, TIME TO TAKE YOUR MEDICINE, TIME TO PUT YOUR BREATH TO YOUR THROAT! TIME TO BURN!!!

HARRY:
DANNY? IS THAT YOU? IS THAT YOU DANNY? THANK GOD! HE GIVES YOU BACK TO ME!!!

DANNY:
I’M NOT YOUR SON YOU FOOL!!!!! WHO WANTS TO BE THE SON TO THE DRUNKEN DAMN OLD MAN? YOU PUT MY LIFE TO THE END, WHERE’S YOUR LOVE TO YOUR SON??? WHAT KIND OF FATHER ARE YOU????

HARRY:
FORGET ALL THAT DANNY, I’M STILL YOUR FATHER NO MATTER WHAT I AM AND WHO AM I REALLY IS, I GIVE YOU FOOD, I GIVE YOU DRINK, I GIVE YOU ALL THAT YOU NEED!!!

DANNY:
SHUT UP YOUR DIRTY MOUTH!!! I EAT FOR NO ONE, I DRINK FOR NO ONE, YOU GIVE ME DEATH, YOU GIVE ME HELL!!

HARRY:
NO DANNY!! REMEMBER THE TIME WHEN WE…….

DANNY:
NO!!!! MY HEART IS BLACK, MY LIPS ARE COLD, BY MY HANDS I SHALL STRANGLE YOU, BY MY TEETH I SHALL GIVE YOU THE BITE OF DEATH!!!!!!

HARRY:
NO DANNY, PLEASE DON’T KILL ME, PLEASE SPARE ME DANNY, I’LL DO WHAT EVER YOU WANT!!!!

(DANNY STRANGLE HIS FATHER’S NECK AND AT THE SAME TIME THE TWO MEN AND THE CARETAKER FROM THE MORGUE ARRIVE)

SEYMOUR:
HEY, HEY, HEY WALTER, LOOK WHAT THE DEAD IS DOING, I AIN’T GOING IN THERE, JUST…. LOOK AT HIM!!!

WALTER:
BRING THE ICE TO YOUR HEAD BUDDY…I’M AFRAID AS YOU ARE TOO!!!!!

SEYMOUR:
NO, NO, NO, NO HE’S GONNA BITE THAT OLD MAN, LET’S GO WALTER, LET’S GO BEFORE THE OLD MAN TURN TO BE HELL LIKE HIM!!!!

WALTER:
OK, LET’S GO NOW!!!!!!

SEYMOUR:
GO? WHERE? WHERE ARE WE GOING??

WALTER:
OOO GOD!!!! ARE YOU THERE? ARE YOU DREAMING? (POINTING SEYMOUR’S HEAD SEVERAL TIMES). HEY, REMEMBER? WE ARE SUPPOSED TO…C’MON MORON!!!! HEY!! THIS “UGLY KID DANNY” WILL KILL HIS FATHER WITH ITS DEADLY BITE!!!!!! (PULLING SEYMOUR’S HAND).

(BOTH OF THEM QUICKLY GET INTO ACTION AND FREE THE OLDMAN FROM THE DEAD DANNY, BUT THEY FAIL TO DO SO AS WALTER WAS SCRATCHED BY THE DEAD DANNY, AND THE CARETAKER ARRIVES)

RUFUS:
COOL DOWN MAN, COOL DOWN OK, JUST LEAVE IT TO ME!!!

(RUFUS TOUCHES DANNY’S HEAD AND HE SEEMS TO BE LIKE READING SOMETHING UNCLEAR. INSULTINGLY, DEAD DANNY WAS DRAGGED OUT, AWAY FROM HIS FATHER BUT HE’S STILL GIVE A FIGHT TO THEM)

DANNY:
I WILL KILL YOU HARRY! I WILL KILL YOU!!!!REMEMBER ME FOREVER; I’M WAITING FOR YOU IN HELL!!!! I WILL LIVE FOREVER IN YOU, AS I’M THE SON OF THE DEVIL TO YOU!!!!!

HARRY:
(CRYING)
I LOVE YOU DANNY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME DANNY, O GOD, GIVE ME TIMES TO REPENT, I AIN’T HAVE SOUL FOR MYSELF, I AIN’T HAVE WORDS FOR YOU NO MORE!!!

NARRATOR:
I WOULD SAIL ACROSS THE OCEAN, I WOULD WALK A HUNDRED MILE, IF I COULD MAKE IT TO THE END, O’ JUST TO SEE THE SMILE BUT, I HAVE NO MORE SMILE, NO MORE SOFT LIPS AND NO MORE SOFT HANDS, BECAUSE FOR ME, TO LIVE IS TO DIE. ALL WAS TAKEN AWAY, I WAS PUNISHED FOR WHAT I’VE DONE, CLOSE YOUR EYES FOR A WHILE BE IN MY WORLD THAT LIES, NO MORE MR. DRUNK, AND NO MORE MR. HARRY!!!!!

THE END
 

      
      
      

 

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"phoosi phoosi paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!!!!" -- Arsalan.
"Sorry but I did not like this at all, this was not spiritual this was a bit evil and confusing..." -- Jordan.
"Horrific... but it happens drunks do turn and and kill someone and after they have done it they cannot remember. Some drunks are worse than drug addits. I have come across two drucken brother who hit one on the head and he died. This kind of thing truely happens in life. You made the above in to an horror -- spooky......" -- Amy, Hayes, UK.
"this is me....the one who wrote this thing..hahaha..hey jordan. when did i say that this thing is something to be related with spiritualism?did i?hmmm....i wrote this from my own experience...i performed this first theatre performances with my friends......all things written by me......was based on my experiences...on my daily life observations..... confusing....???that's why i wrote this...i am asking all the readers to think deeper...into this story..maybe beyond the story itself........it may give you a very different perspective.......hahaha...anyway..if any of you here...that give a review for any of my works....i really appreciate that.........i will take that and keep it in mind...if any of you want to know more......interested to know more bout me....or anything related to me or my works..i can be reached by: hazli ghazali 596 simpang tiga pengkalan chepa 16100 kota bharu kelantan darul naim MALAYSIA" -- hazli ghazali, kota bharu, kelantan, malaysia.

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