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FFM, Mistaken identity, Shakespearian Humour, Cross Dressing, Love Triangle, LightPlayer Characters:
- Miss A, Lesbian, early 20s, The Boss's Daughter, Snooty Bitch, spoiled brat, not that bright, played by Chrystal
- Miss B, Bisexual, early to mid 20s, post room girl, very bright, a lot smarter than people think!
- Mr C, Straight, Mid 20s, High-flying executive in the business, ambitious.
Mr D is the boss. He is a NPC played by myself, he is also my character's father. His company has been run the same way for decades, by his father and so on... and unfortunately, there is urgent need of modernisation.
He has, against his better judgement, given an executive position to A, which is actually rather a crucial one in terms of keeping the company afloat (call it marketing director?). Unfortunately, A is totally crap at the job.
The board of directors have appointed an ambitions young man, C, as CFO of the company, and C is really really wanting to take the company over and make it his own. Unfortunately, D is wise to this. He's a wily old bird and knows what's what. So he keeps C in his place. However C has realised that if he can marry A, then there is actually a good chance that he can inherit the business anyway. And while attempting to court A, he actually finds he's in love with her.
Of course, A wants nothing to do with him and actually rather likes B, the mail room girl, with whom she flirts constantly.
B is the key character! B is a heck of a lot smarter than she looks, she gets to visit every department of the company and knows a lot more about it's inner workings than most people think. She has taken to leaving "suggestions" anonymously in people's in-trays, in an effort to help save the company. Mostly they are ignored, but a few get taken up.
And then one day, she spots an empty office in the marketing section. Someone has just quit, probably to cover up one of A's blunders. She comes up with a plan, whereby she takes over the missing executive's identity, disguises herself as a man (E) and starts to put in motion her plan to save the company, for which A takes credit.
In the process, of course, she meets C, and can't help but be attracted to him. He's everything she's always wanted in a man - handsome, successful, ambitious. And he's smitten with A. And A, she realises, is in love with her...
So we have the complex triangle. A loves B, and finds "E" oddly attractive which confuses her because she's gay. B loves C, but wouldn't mind being with A if she weren't such a brat!. C loves A, is totally confused by the attentions of "E" because he's not gay, and while he wouldn't mind a quick shag with B on the mailbags, it's not something he's going to ruin his career over...
When it all comes out and everyone figures out what is going on, D realises that it was B who saved the company not A, C also realises this, and reconsiders this girl, B realises that A is not such a bitch after all, A learns some valuable lessons in humility and they all live happily ever after in a ménage a trois
Anything from 1980s to present day, a big office block.Anything else:
What the company actually does can be decided mutually. It's not that important so long as we all agree the same thing.
This story is very loosely based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, with major inspiration from the movie The Secret Of My Success
, staring Michael J Fox.
The player playing B must be bisexual and happy cross-dressing.