(STAGE)ACTORS SIDES


VERSION 031016


ON STAGE:
TABATHA STUDIES JB ON THE MOVIE SCREENS.  

 

 

TABATHA
Something's off here.      

TRENT
What? 

TABATHA
I don't know. 


Miles is nonchalantly polishing his guitar. 

 

TRENT
Maybe someone's interfering. 

 

Everyone looks over at Trent. 

 

TRENT (TO MILES)
Maybe at night after we've gone home..   

MILES
Oops?  Did I not mention that? 

TABATHA
You're kidding me.  How long? 

MILES
Uh..since it became obvious our
 stuff was on a one-way train
to nowhere?  

MOONY
I don't get it.  What's going on?  

TRENT
He's been laying down his own
stuff at night. 

TABATHA
Why?   

MILES
You really have to ask? 

TRENT
Is this because nobody liked your
concept album idea?  We talked
about this, man.  This isn't
a one man show anymore,
 we know how to write
songs too. 

MILES
Yeah that's worked out. 

   TABATHA
You arrogant prick.  We were one
scene away from finishing the
movie.  You seriously couldn't
just hang in there
for one more song?  

MILES
I gave it a fair shake, believe me.  

TABATHA
Please.  You've never given anything a fair
shake unless it was your idea.   

MILES
I thought we weren't going to make this about me?  

TABATHA
That's the point.  It's not about you.
 We're a band in case that somehow
slipped your mind.  That movie
couldhave kept the
lights on in here.   

MILES
You want to compromise everything we
been working towards for years
go for it. Just don't
expect me to help. 

TABATHA
That's right.  You're the
only real artist, here.   

MILES
No, Tabatha, I just respect our music too
much to sell it out to some Hollywood
hack for a quick buck.  Music first,
no compromise, remember that?
 Who's the one who couldn't
hang in there for
one more song?    

TABATHA
You made that impossible.         

TRENT
Look man, if you wanna go solo, go
solo but don't sabotage us.

   MILES
Maybe you should listen to what I
laid down before we start
calling it sabotage. 

TRENT
Then just play it instead of sneaking
around in the dark.  Let us decide.  

MILES
I got a better idea.  

 

MILES NODS TO JB ON THE MONITORS. 

 

MILES
Let's let him decide.  

TABATHA
This isn't a game. 

MILES
Life is a game, sweetheart. You wanna
get our hero back to the bubble gum
ending, you better step yours up.  

TABATHA
Is that a challenge? 

MILES
What do you think? 

TABATHA
What are the stakes?

MILES
How about the winner's songs get
a spot on the new album. Loser's
can settle for B-sides
and bonus tracks.  

TABATHA
You're on.