Heavenly Night Creatures (a short play)

By Shadowmichael

HEAVENLY NIGHT CREATURES by Michael Swearingen

(Lights up on a Goth club. Music is playing low. Morphius is checking out the crowd. His arms are crossed)

MORPHIUS
Shouldn’t this be easy? I mean, you just walk up and introduce yourself to her, right?

(Elantrine enters left and dances to center. She’s twirling. She dances alone.)

ELANTRINE
God I love this song!

MORPHIUS
She’s gorgeous. Just look at her. All you have to do is...

(Elantrine loses her balance and bumps into Morphius)

ELANTRINE
Oh geez. I’m so sorry. I just...

MORPHIUS
No no. It was my fault. I was just um....

ELANTRINE
I’m so clumsy. I really feel stupid right now. I’m sorry. I uh...I ...
(She exits quickly right)

MORPHIUS
God. I think I’m in love!

ELANTRINE
(Entering left. She runs into Morphius’ back.)
Raven! Oh my god Raven! He was gorgeous! From what I could see...tall and, and handsome and....

MORPHIUS
(Turning around)
Not Raven, I’m Morph...Morphius. It’s you! Great joke, who put you up to this?

ELANTRINE
(pulling out her glasses and putting them on)
Oh my god. I just thought that you were Raven because you’re both tall, and the hair, and the same kinda clothes and -


MORPHIUS
You thought I was someone else. Great. I mean...um...hi, I’m Morphius.

ELANTRINE
You said that already.

MORPHIUS
Yeah. I... I’ve been watching you dance and....nevermind. I’m being an idiot. I’m...I’m leaving.

ELANTRINE
No no no. It was my fault because I wasn’t wearing my glasses and I thought you were Raven and I don’t think you’re an idiot, I think you’re cute. I can’t believe I said that.

MORPHIUS
You think I’m cute? Did Didi put you up to this? Just her style. That’s it, I’m leaving.

ELANTRINE
Didi? She your girlfriend, or you have a boyfriend? Let me guess, you are madly in love with them and now I’ve just-

MORPHIUS
No! I’m....alone..uh..single..uh.. I mean....Jesus I, I can’t talk. Who are you?!

ELANTRINE
Elantrine. You always get this flustered?

MORPHIUS
When I’m nervous. I ... I was going to leave. I wanted to talk to you but -

ELANTRINE
Me?? Because I saw you and thought you were looking at someone else because you wouldn’t look at me right?

MORPHIUS
Yes you! Look. I’m not good at talking to people that I think are... I just -

ELANTRINE
It’s the glasses right?

MORPHIUS
No dammit! You’re beautiful with or without them! I should just go.

ELANTRINE
Wait! Don’t. I mean, well, I don’t know what to say. God you’re being such a jerk!

MORPHIUS
Jerk? You always this mouthy?

ELANTRINE
Only when I’m nervous and, cute guys make me nervous.

MORPHIUS
Stop saying that. I’m not... I would like to talk to you but -

ELANTRINE
Then talk to me. Say what ever you want. Just...stay here and talk to me.

MORPHIUS
I don’t know what to say.

ELANTRINE
But...but, we’re talking now right? And I really do think that you’re -

MORPHIUS
Cute? Yeah I know. You thought I was your boyfriend.

ELANTRINE
NO! Oh. I mean, no. Raven’s just a friend.

MORPHIUS
They’re about to close. I’m going go. You really are beautiful ya know.

(Morphius begins to exit left. Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart Again starts. He turns around)

MORPHIUS
Would you -

ELANTRINE
Could I have your -

MORPHIUS
I’d like to -

ELANTRINE
Can’t we -

MORPHIUS
Dance with me!
(He takes her hand and they slowly come together. As lights fade, Morphius dips Elantrine.)

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Heavenly Night Creatures (a short play)

Created: Jan 10, 2010

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