Creatures were stirring in the darkness of the stage. Footsteps crept, stumbled over the Producer, who was drunkenly asleep and not guarding their Thespians, and the Props Manager let out a small hiss before continuing toward their target. All it took was just one snip of the lights, the ones that were hoisted high above the target's head. One little snip ...
Josietta's blood curdling scream pierced the darkness as the heavy lights dropped. A moment later there was nothing but silence as the theater lights flared to life and all could see the tragic sight of the final Understudy having met her gruesome end at the hands of the Props Manager. Valerian stood with her scissors in hand and eyes wide at where the villian lay slain. Around the stage and the gathered Thespians, a warm breeze trickled through the air as the de Chantal Theater gave a sigh of relief.
As the curtain fell for its final time, the applause broke out among the darkened audience.
Cast and Crew
Eden -- Stage Manager/Alice
Imogen -- Thespian/The Duchess
Kyrsa -- Thespian/The March Hare
Remiel -- Thespian/The Cheshire Cat
Revenent -- Producer/The Caterpillar
Saku -- Thespian/The King of Hearts
Sanguine Obsession -- Thespian/The Mock Turtle
Valerian -- Props Manager/The Mad Hatter
Leorobin -- Understudy/Party Goer #1, Lynched, Act 1 Day
Marguerite -- Thespian/Queen of Hearts, Lynched, Act 2 Day
Aiden -- Thespian/The White Rabbit, Killed, Act 2 Night
Kip -- Understudy/Party Goer #2, Lynched, Act 3 Day
Josietta -- Understudy/Party Goer #3, Death by lights, Act 3 Night