Act 3, Scene 3: The Ritual


%SND% radio jingle


%HND% curtains open

%AMB% AMB-1001 - Cave Ambience

%FOG% lots of fog (for flashlight beam and light show later on)

%LIG% darkness

Mika, Lionel, Lori: “Aaaaaaaaahhh!”

%SND% SND-1001 - crash boom bang, splotch

Mika, Lionel, Lori: “Ouch! Argh! Eeeks! Aaaarg!”

Mika (spitting coughing): “Eeeeeew! Where the heck are we? And why is this room filled with water?”

Lori: “At least it's warm water.”

Mika (angry): “Oh great. So this is the famous unlucky 13? If I had known, I would have dressed accordingly. IN A WETSUIT! Does anyone want a mud cocktail?”

Lionel: “Easy Mika, easy. Let's have a closer look at this place.”

%SND% SND-1002 - Switch

%ACT% Lionel switches on a flashlight, and sweeps it around, also at the other puppets.

Lionel: “I would have expected a temple, a statue, or at least … well … something. But this is just an empty room. It doesn't look like an ancient ritual site at all.”

Lori: “But this must be the right place! I'm sure we're missing something.”

Mika: “And what should that be?”

Lori: “Quiet! Quiet everyone! Shhhhhhhhh!”

%SND% SND-1003 - Faint voices among water flowing and bubbling

Lori: “Can you hear that? There are voices … in the water … ”

%SND% SND-1004 - slightly louder voices among water flowing and bubbling

%ACT% Everyone listenes closely for a second

Lionel: “Yes! I can hear them, too! Lori, what did you just do to make them appear?”

Lori (Whispering): “They were there all the time. We just missed them because of all the noise we made …”

Lori (normal voice): “Hello? Is anybody there? Please, speak to us!”

%SND% SND-1005 - Ancestors: “It is good to hear a voice after so many years.”

Lori: “I am Loreena McFolkmanis. Are you the ancestors?”

%SND% SND-1006 - Ancestors: “We are the spirits who have become one with the great universe, guardians of the land.”

Lori: “If you are the guardians of the land, why do you need our help?”

%SND% SND-1007 - Ancestors: “Because we are only a part of the whole that is made of spirit, soul and body. But the world of today has become too loud for us to be heard. We have lost too many good souls to the forces of evil. Thank you, Loreena, for hearing us.”

Lori: “It was Monty who heard you first, so it his him you have to thank … is he with you now? Can I talk to him?”

%SND% SND-1008 - Ancestors: “His spirit too has become one with the great universe. You will see him again one day. But your time has not come yet.”

Lori: “I understand. What do I have to do now?”

%SND% SND-1009 - Ancestors: “You must perform the ritual, and make sure that it will be repeated every 50 years.”

Lori: “Oh no! The contract! I completely forgot about the contract! If we don't find a way to prove it exists, this place will be lost forever …”

Lionel: “Don't worry Lori, I'm sure we'll find a way … this is Las Vegas. There's almost nothing you can't solve with an appropriate amount of money.”

Lori: “But we don't have money!”

Mika: “In fact, we do. You can have my price money. I no longer want it.”

Lori: “But Mika, winning the jackpot is a once-in-a-lifetime chance! With all that money, you could be living happily and carefree for a long time to come! Do you really want to give all this up, just for me?”

Mika: “Yes. For you. And for Monty. And for the rest of the world. I really don't deserve it.”

%ACT% Lori hugs Mika

Lori: “Oh thank you so much! Thank you thank you thank you!”

%MUS% SND-1010 - Ritual Song starts

%MUS% SND-1011 - Ancestors: “It is now time to perform the ritual of renewal.”

Lori: “I'm ready. But I don't know what to do!”

%ACT% Mika and Lionel disappear

%SND% SND-1012 - Ancestors: “Everything will be good. There is nothing to fear.”

%AMB% AMB-1001 - (FADE OUT)

%LIG% UV Light on

%HND% Spirit shapes appear at both sides of the stage moving towards lori

Lori: “What is this? What is going on … I'm afraid!”

%SND% SND-1013 - Ancestors: “Don't worry little one, we are going to help you. Just listen closely … very closely …”

%HND% Shapes move toward Lori, and the spirits “posess” her.

%ACT% Lori begins to sing the song

%LIG% Here comes the greates light show ever seen in a pawpetshow.

%MUS% SND-1010 (cont.) - Lori: “Let the wind blow / Let your love glow / Let our spirits / Heal this land”
%MUS% SND-1010 (cont.) - Lori: “Let tomorrow / mend our sorrow! / Banish darkness / from our hearts now”

%MUS% SND-1010 (cont.) - Lori: “Friends forsaken / have been taken! / Make it worth this / sacrifice “
%MUS% SND-1010 (cont.) - Lori: “Friends forever / stand together! / Drive away all / evil shadows”

%MUS% SND-1010 (cont.) Music ends with a large bass drum hit

%LIG% All lights out, UV LIGHT STAYS ON!

%ACT% Some seconds pause

%HND% close curtain