Date: March 21, 2015
Block: 2 1
ACT 1 SCENE 3 LINE 1 99
Company name: Cherry Blossom
Lady Capulet (LC) Ayma
Nurse (N) Ann
Juliet (J) Qingzi
Modern times, morning
THE ROOM APPEARS ON THE SCREEN, N IS FIXING THE CURTAINS
CUT TO THE DOOR OPENING, LC WALKS IN, SEE N’S BACK
CUT TO LC’S FACE
LC: Nurse, have you seen Juliet? I can’t find her.
CUT TO N UPPER BODY
N STARTLED, TURNS AND LOOKS AROUND
N: Oh, Juliet! Juliet come out!
N TURNS HEAD TO LC (BEHIND CAMERA)
N: I’m sure she was here a moment ago.
CUT TO STAIRS, SOUNDS OF STEPS RUNNING
CUT TO DOOR BURST OPEN, APPEARS J
CAMERA PANS TO SEE ALL THREE PEOPLE (FORM A TRIANGLE)
LC TURNS AROUND STARTLED, BODY FACING J AND DOOR
J CONFUSED, BREATHING UNEVENLY, LOOKING AROUND
J: What happened? Who was calling me?
CUT TO N’S BODY
N POINTS TOWARD CAMERA (LC), SLIGHTLY NODS HEAD
N: Your mother wishes to find you.
CUT TO LC’S FACE, CALM AND SERIOUS, TOWARD CAMERA
LC: Ah, now you are here. I wish to tell you about something important.
LC TURNS A BIT TOWARDS N, BACK OF THE HEAD TOWARD CAMERA
LC: Nurse, could you give us some privacy please?
CAMERA SLIDES TOWARD LEFT TO FOCUS ON N IN THE BACKGROUND, SHOWS PART
OF LC’S HEAD (UNFOCUSED)
N FROWNS, UNEXPECTATION SHOWN ON FACE
N: Yea, sure.
CAMERA FOLLOWS N
N TURNS AND MOVES AROUND LC AND J
N REACH OUT FOR THE DOOR KNOB
CUT TO LC’S BODY
LC HOLD OUT HAND AS SEEM TO STOP N, TILTS HEAD A LITTLE
LC: Wait. Nevermind, come back. You know all about Juliet anyways. From her age to her favorite food. You practically raised her and you are already a part of our family.
CUT TO N UPPER BODY AND FOLLOWS NURSE (SHOWS WHOLE BODY AS SHE SPEED
N EXCITEDLY WALKS TOWARD LC’S LEFT SIDE
CUT TO N FACE
N: I remember all the details about Juliet so well! I know her age down to an hour!
CUT TO LC LOOKING ON THE DESK, LC PICKS UP A CUPCAKE (OR SOMETHING) WITH
LC: She's not fourteen yet, is she?
LC LOOKING THE ITEM (SPINNING IT ETC)
ONLY N’S VOICE
N: No, no! I swear she is definitely not fourteen; soon, but not yet. There’s only a week and a few days left until August the first isn’t it?
LC LOOKS TOWARD J (BESIDE AND BEHIND THE CAMERA)
N: Anyway, on the night before August the first, Juliet will be fourteen. I remember she and Susan are born on the same day. Oh, god bless poor Susan’s soul. Well, at least she’s in god’s hands now.
CUT TO J LET OUT A HUFF AND SITS DOWN ON THE CHAIR OR BENCH BESIDE LC
CUT TO N’S FACE
N: I remember it so well; the night when the earthquake strikes eleven years ago, I was breast feeding her under the warming sun. She got annoyed and then the dovehouse just shakes with such force! I can never forget it.
N SHAKES HEAD
N: At that time little Juliet is already old enough to roam around fearlessly. I have a clear memory of it because I remember when she fell forward and cut her face, my husband hold her and asked
N MAKES FACES AND GESTURES AS QUOTING
N: “Did you fall on your face? When you get older you will know to fall backward, won’t you Jule?” Then that cute little thing just stopped her babbling and crying and said “yes.”
N MAKES MORE GESTURES AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
N: I swear, I will never forget it even after a thousand years. It is the funniest thing ever, watching that pretty fool to stop her tears so fast and say “yes” with a serious face on.
CUT TO LC AND J IN ONE PANEL
LC LOOKS AMUSED AND SHAKES HER HEAD
J LOOKS EMBARRASSED, RUNS HER FINGER THROUGH HER HAIR
LC: Nurse! Stop already!
CUT TO N
N: Oh yes, I’m sorry. I just can’t stop laughing from the memory of a messy Juliet with a bump that I swear is as big as an egg; she just suddenly stopped crying and said “yes” when my husband asked, I quote, “did you fall on your face? When you get older you will know to fall backward, won’t you Jule?” Then she just stick