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Cupid and Psyche Script
1. EXT. CENTER STAGE. SPOTLIGHT (Psyche).
Psyche is sitting on a chair (alone and lonely)

PSYCHE

Is this gift a curse? I never wished for this beauty!

My only desire is to love and to be loved… (Sigh)

(Spotlight expanding) People visits her to give gifts and praise

Man # 1

O Great Beauty… Accept this humble present from us, your faithful servants

(Psyche refuses the gift)

PSYCHE

I cannot accept this gift because i do not deserve to be worshipped

I am not a goddess! (Higher tone)

Man # 2

But … your splendour cannot be compared with what Venus has

2. EXT. UPPER LEFT SIDE. SPOTLIGHT (Venus).

Venus walking back and forth (worried and mad)

Venus (SARCASTIC but Calm)

I? The goddess of love and BEAUTY? Cannot be compared to a mere mortal like her?

I am insulted… VERY Insulted!!!

(Sits on her throne)

Venus

Very well… She leaves me with no other choice…

I’m still the goddess of love and beauty after all… (Chuckle)

EXT. UPPER RIGHT STAGE. Spotlight.
(Cupid playing with his arrows)

Venus (sweet and persuading tone)

Cupid, my beloved son, an act of your kindness is what I needed now…

(Cupid bows down)

Cupid

I am grateful that you have come to me…

(Cupid stands up)

VENUS (cheerful and devious)

I need you to use your power… The power to make anyone…

Fall in love with any person…

CUPID

Well… I can do that…

VENUS

But this time is different… You need to make her fall in love with most despicable

Creature in the entire universe…

CUPID

There’s no problem in that… so where is this lady you are talking about…

(Venus pointed at Psyche [make yourself pretty]) (2 spotlights)

VENUS

She is Psyche… Then, I’ll leave it all up to you

Venus fled away. Cupid is speechless and has fallen into his knees.

4. INT. CENTER STAGE. PSYCHE’S HOUSE.
Psyche (helpless)

I’m tired of this life… I’m tired of being admired instead of being loved.

I need Love! I want Love!

Psyche’s father enters

PSYCHE’S FATHER (troubled)

I don’t know how or what are you feeling right now…

But I am sure that you are in great pain

He hugs Psyche

PSYCHE’S FATHER (determined)

And so… I must travel to Apollo’s oracle and asks what we need to do…

Wait for me and I’ll bring the joy of your life…

Psyche nods. Father left.

5. INT. CENTER STAGE. PSYCHE’S HOUSE.
Psyche’s father enters (depressed)

PSYCHE (excited)

And? what did it tell you?

PSYCHE’S FATHER

The or… (Gulp) the oracle told me…that…

That you should be dressed in the deepest mourning…

Then, we should leave you on the summit of a rocky hill…

Psyche forced herself to smile

PSYCHE

Is that all? Then, I shouldn’t be standing here…

I should get ready to meet my future spouse!

Psyche tried to run into her room

PSYCHE’S FATHER

WAIT! I’m not yet finished… Your Future husband is not a human…

But a fearful winged serpent!

All was shocked

SISTER # 1

Psyche, you should stop this! It will only give you a greater pain…

MOTHER (exclaimed)

Your sister is right… I won’t hand you to a despicable creature!

PSYCHE (Sad smile)

You are wrong! This is the end of my lifelong suffering!

Rejoice for me for I have found my destiny…

They hugged together.

6. EXT. UPPER RIGHT SIDE STAGE. HILLTOP.
Psyche sat on hilltop. (Trembling with fear). Zephyr slowly lifts her up.

Then, gently lands her on a grassy meadow.

PSYCHE

Whoa… it’s better than my bed back home… (Yawn)

Psyche slowly fell into a deep sleep.

(Dim Light)

Woke up in front of Cupid’s mansion.

VOICE # 1

Lady Psyche, Welcome to your new Home!

PSYCHE (surprised)

Who are you? What do you want from me?

VOICE # 2

Do not be afraid, my lady, we are your most faithful servants…

We were trained to fulfil your desires.

VOIICE # 3

We know that you are tired and starving, my lady…

So we prepared a feast for you.

Psyche sat on the chair, and enjoys the most delicious food she ever tasted.

7. INT. CENTER STAGE. CUPID’S BEDROOM
Psyche sits on their bed.

PSYCHE

When will my husband come? Did he really want me?

Am I not qualified to be his wife?

VOICE # 2

Relax my lady; I assure you he will come…

PSYCHE

But when?

VOICE # 3

He will be coming soon… Very soon…

Psyche lied down and slept. (Spotlight Cupid) Cupid lies down beside Psyche and hugs her.

CUPID (whispers)

Welcome home, my dearest wife…

Psyche slowly opens her eyes (half). She smiled.

Play the Recorded Voice Over.

Psyche (THOUGHT)

I knew it… he is not a horrible creature… His warm hands are the evident…

Psyche grabs the hands of Cupid from behind.

8. INT. CENTER STAGE. CUPID’S BEDROOM.
Psyche is sitting on their bed. Brushing her hair.

CUPID [VOICE]

Psyche, I’ve come here to warn you to a great danger you’ll face…

PSYCHE

What danger? Explain it to me so I can avoid it…

CUPID [VOICE]

The danger is your sisters.

They will come to the hill where you disappeared to mourn for you.

PSYCHE

My sisters?

My sisters are not… and will never bring me harm! (Higher tone)

So please, grant me this wish to see my dear sisters.

I want to let them know that I am safe and happy in your care.

CUPID [Voice]

You will bring yourself to your own destruction.

PSYCHE

It will never be!

CUPID {VOICE]

I’ll let you see your sister, but promise me this…

Don’t be persuaded by anyone to try to see me.

PSYCHE

I solemnly promise… I am so grateful for granting me this favour.

Psyche smiled and slept.…...

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