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SCENE 11: The Trial

In Blackout, the Sound of 'Dripping Water' gives way to Sound- FX: 'Telephone Interference'.
As
Lights come up, Sound out.

Five
Judges (Three of whom speak, the other Two silent) are standing. Some of the rest of the cast remain unseen. They become the Voices in the music as that comes into play.
The
Doctor addresses the Judges.
He is at the end of his summary.


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THE MEN IN BLACK
DOCTOR

..And I conclude that we pry into the affairs of a 'Secret Commonwealth'. That the Men in Black cannot be measured, broken down, or understood in any conventional manner. NEVERTHELESS they are here! Unfortunately, the available extensions to our senses that we have created have failed us in this context...


The Judges all applaud very mechanically. Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap. The Three Speaking Judges form a huddle together and mumble among themselves. Then, as one, they 'Clap' together and pull away from their huddle.

JUDGES (ALL)

Right!!

LEADING JUDGE

Doctor, is it your conclusion, as a result of your enquiry, that these men do in fact exist?

DOCTOR

It is.

LEADING JUDGE

And you do acknowledge you have gathered no concrete evidence to support your claim?

DOCTOR

I am afraid modern science rules over too narrow a universe in this instance.

LEADING JUDGE

Ah Yes! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

DOCTOR

Although I have no actual proof, I have become convinced of their existence.

JUDGES (ALL)

(They huddle again, mumble, and Clap)
Right!

LEADING JUDGE

A troubling conclusion, Doctor, but not without interest. Would you be averse to fielding a few further questions?

DOCTOR

Not at all

JUDGES

We thank you!

Music Cue: An eventually intense, driving rhythm begins very softly building.

LEADING JUDGE

Ah, Good! Good, good, good, good, good! Now...
(Pause)
Do you believe in Little Green Men, Doctor?

DOCTOR

What?

LEADING JUDGE

Green men, you know, Little Green...

DOCTOR

I fail to see how that...

LEADING JUDGE

Background, Doctor, background.
(Pause)
Do you believe in Fairies?

DOCTOR

Of course not!

Questioning Judge #1

Pixies?

Questioning Judge #2

Goblins?