WRITER: A Christmas Carol—Complete with Christmas Carols 


Co-organizer for A Christmas Carol—Complete with Christmas Carols

Our goal: to raise money for charity while singing christmas carols and acting a sketch inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol


Co-wrote this script with Bill Moore. Below is an excerpt.

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CAST, CHARACTERS, and SETTING

CHARACTERS


MRS ROBERTSON, CEO

MR. JOHNSON, CEO

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, ghost


SETTING

The hallway outside of a meeting room. Shareholders of the company are indoors.


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[Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Johnson stand outside a meeting room. They are dressed in business suits. They hold several papers and, for a few moments, stare at them closely before:]


MR. JOHNSON

No. I just . . . I just can’t see it happening.


MRS. ROBERTSON

Just wait . . . let’s see . . .


MR. JOHNSON

There’s no—


MRS. ROBERTSON

Okay, you get a two million dollar bonus. I get a two million dollar bonus—


MR. JOHNSON

—the shareholders get a Christmas bonus too in addition to their dividend—


MRS. ROBERTSON

Right. We can’t forget about the shareholders. 

[looking at the papers]

Aaaaannnnndddddd . . . we’re left with . . . 

[long pause as Mrs. Robertson calculates]

You’re right. We can’t do it. We can’t give the factory workers a Christmas bonus.


MR. JOHNSON

We might’ve been able to swing a Christmas bonus if they hadn’t raised minimum wage.

[Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Robertson spit at the ground]


MRS. ROBERTSON

Damn minimum wage increase.

[they spit again]

That was a hit to the company. 


MR. JOHNSON

It was a hit to you personally.


MRS. ROBERTSON

Yeah, I had to decide if I was going to sell my yacht, or my condo in Monaco.


MR. JOHNSON

Oh, you never told me, which one did you sell?


MRS. ROBERTSON

The yacht.


MR. JOHNSON

Really? I thought for sure you’d have sold the condo.


MRS. ROBERTSON

Why?


MR. JOHNSON

The water damage—


MRS. ROBERTSON

Well, that’s why I need this two million dollar Christmas bonus. I offered to hold the summer party in Monaco and you can’t expect me to host a party for our shareholders in a damaged condo.


MR. JOHNSON

Exactly! Those factory workers could take a lesson from you. Here they are whining about being on minimum wage, meanwhile you’re the one who can barely afford your condo in Monaco. 


MRS. ROBERTSON

I had to make sacrifices.


MR. JOHNSON

Sacrifices the size of a yacht.

© Makrenna Sterdan 2017