THE JELLYFISH COME OUT AT NIGHT
Guy: Wears striped pajamas.
Forrest Wears nothing. He is naked. Until he puts on those boxers.
Jellyfish: What does a jellyfish wear?
A room of some sort. There are two beds, and a man is sleeping in each. The beds should be placed far away from each other, at opposite ends of the stage. There is a night stand next to each bed with a lamp on top.
GUY (groaning in his sleep)
(snapping awake violently. He reaches for a lamp on a night stand by his bed. He turns it on)
What a dream I had.
(waking up; groggily)
hmmm? What’s that?
FORREST I had the strangest dream. I was climbing a ladder…
GUY Okay man…
FORREST And there was fish raining down from above…
GUY Man, I’m sleepy…
FORREST …and I had a box of chocolates under my arm…
GUY ok, man, okay.
FORREST and I was naked the whole time.
GUY You’re naked now…
FORREST Nearly. I have sheets over me. Surely that counts as covering.
GUY (waking up) Well of course you are covered by the sheets, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t naked. You’re just naked under the sheets.
FORREST Well if you use that logic, aren’t you naked under all you’re clothing as well?
GUY Certainly. But I’m not wearing clothes am I?
FORREST You’re wearing pajamas.
GUY These hardly count as clothing! Look at these stripes!
FORREST I’m not getting into this.
FORREST Its just… if we go by your logic… then we’re all naked.
GUY Yes. (beat) Underneath our clothes anyway.
FORREST (pause) I want some chocolate. I didn’t get to eat any of the chocolate in the dream.
GUY It doesn’t matter. (settling back in to sleep) You wouldn’t have been able to taste it anyway.
FORREST What makes you say that?
GUY (taken aback) It’s a dream Forrest. Jesus.
FORREST But if your mind controls all of your senses, and you’ve tasted chocolate in the past, couldn’t your mind recreate the taste of chocolate….
(Jellyfish bursts on stage from the right wing.)
JELLYFISH oouuhghwWA!!! Aaaahhh!!!
GUY What the fuck!?!
FORREST Shoot it Guy! Shoot the fucker!!
JELLYFISH No don’t shoot!!
(pulls out a gun, from under his pillow(?))
I’m gonna shoot!!
(GUY unloads six shots into JELLYFISH. Everyone screams)
(GUY gets out of bed and walks over to JELLYFISH. FORREST gets out of bed, looks down and realizes he is naked and then reaches through his sheets and pulls out some boxers. He puts them on and walks over to JELLYFISH)
FORREST Good shot.
(weakly. He is clearly dying)
You didn’t have to shoot. I just… (coughs) I just wanted to… (coughs) kill you, and rape… (cough) and rape your sisters… I just wanted to… I was going to eat your intestines… (coughs) Why… I… I’m… a monster. (coughs) a monster dammit! (coughs) I… I… I loved life. I… (coughs violently and dies)
In hindsight, I don’t regret my choice of actions at all.
GUY Not at all.