Act 1, Scene 4: Kitty's Got the Zoomies

Setting: The ACAB bar, currently closed to the public. Robin has moved the small tables away except for one, and put a bunch of bean bags on the floor around it. There's a shisha on the table. The neon sign in the back is on, but the bar table and the stage are lit only very dimly. There's a mop in a bucket and some boxes on the stage. 
Stage setupNameComment
Left: StripClub
Middle: StripClub
Right: StripClub
ACAB neon logoNowetion middle or right panel
shelfNowetion left panel
On 2nd rail
bar counter[5-7, 2nd]
stage / scratch post[1-3, 2nd]
On playrail
bean bag2x left and right of the table
mop in a bucketNone[1-3,2nd]
Hand props & personal props
furRangarigRyan's fur when Zoe gets him
attractive stickAikoa cat toy with feathers
ball of yarnRangarig
shreds of yarnDunkelpfote
leverNoneon the bar counter
Ooopsieso'wolfthings Zoe can push off the edge when she is bored (on the table)
Special effects
shishaFurvanHookah on the club table. With E-smoke!
RATS-bubbleso'wolfButton 5 -> RATS10 (Blubber 1)
RATS-bubblesReesaButton 17 -> RATS11 (Blubber 2)
RATS-bubblesFuaranButton 21 -> RATS12 (Blubber 3)
RATS-bubblesKayjayButton 25 -> RATS13 (Blubber 4)
OlafCurryFuaranDerpy Cheetah
ZoePano'wolf, Luno, FyxZoe
Intro**00:00 **
Dialogue**00:00 **
**Scene Total****00:00 **


%LIG% LX-0099 Work Light OFF (Static Playbacks)

%LIG% LX-1400 STANDBY for GO:

%MIX% Check Levels
%MIX% Unmute Desk

%MIX% Puppeteer1: ON

%ATT% STBY Stage left [1, off]: Ryan

%ATT% Sitting around the ClubTable1: Olaf [to 7], Robin, Zoe, empty seat [to 5]


%HND% Curtain - open

%LIG% LX-1401 Lights on, reddish white as ambience, rose emphasis on guests on first level, slight movements in moving heads; 2nd level left protagonists spot-mh fading from dark to white; 2nd level right dancer spot-mh white; all a little dark and muted

%AMB% AMB-1401 - Empty Bar
%MUS% MUS-1401 - Music Cue 01

%ACT% Olaf, Zoe and Robin are sitting around the ClubTable1, enjoying a shisha together.

%SND% RATS-bubbles add the sound when Olaf, Zoe or Robin smoke

Robin: "All right, it's been almost an hour, are you sure he didn't bail the moment you left the room?"

Zoe: "He said he needs some time to make up his mind."

Robin: "Unlike you, right?"

Zoe: "I know he's a good guy!"

Robin: "There's ... something about him I just can't place. And let's not forget he's still a dog."

Zoe: "Wolf."

Robin: "Worse. But maybe we shouldn't hand him the keys to the castle right away, that's all I'm saying."

%SND% SND-1401 - Door Opens
%MUS% MUS-1402 - Music Cue 02

%ACT% Ryan enters from [1]

%ACT% Robin, Zoe, Olaf look at Ryan

%ACT% Ryan looks at everyone looking at him

Ryan: "Why do I feel like everyone's just judging me in cat?"

Olaf: "Stop worrying and make yourself comfy, it's gonna be a long night."

Ryan: "Uh oh."

%ACT% Ryan walks over and sits on the free bean bag in [5].

Zoe: "Sooo ... did you make up your mind?"

%MUS% MUS-1403 - Music Cue 03

Ryan: "Yeah. I'm going to stay. If you want me."

Zoe: "Whohooooooooooooo!"


Ryan: "Hmmmmpf!"

Zoe: "That is awesoooome! We're going to have so much FUN together! Mrrrrrrrrrrr!"

%ACT% Zoe rubs herself all over Ryan in an overexcited kitten kind-of-way

%ACT% Ryan tries to push her away

Ryan (chuckles): "Okay, okay, I get it, it seems **you** really want me here, but what about the others ..."

Robin (rolling her eyes): "It's fine ..."

Olaf: "Yeah, we need all the help we can get right now. Welcome to the club."

%MUS% MUS-1404 - Music Cue 04

Ryan: "Thank you."

%ACT% Zoe kneels next to Ryan, "making cookies" with her paws on his chest. 

Zoe: "Mrrrow!"

%ACT% Ryan petpets Zoe's head.

%ACT% Zoe purrrrrrrrs.

Ryan: "Oh my Zoe, you are one clingy kitty."

%ACT% Zoe gets really close, whispering

Zoe (whispering): "I'm just very happy right now! Aren't you, too?"

%ACT% Ryan starts scratching her back.

Ryan: "Yes, but ..."

%ACT% Zoe purrs louder, getting fidgety in his lap.

Robin: "Zoe! Calm down! It's happening again!"

%MUS% MUS-1405 - Music Cue 05 (Rythm!)

Ryan: "What?"

%ACT% Zoe is getting noticeably excited, her tail lashing back and forth

%ACT% Zoe suddenly bites down on Ryan's shoulder, claws digging into his back (like petting an over-stimulated cat)

Ryan (staring at Zoe): "Ca ... can we take it a little bit slower, please?"

Zoe: "RrrrrrrRRRRR!"

%ACT% Zoe wiggles her behind

Ryan: "nnnnnnnnghaaaaaaa!"

%ACT% Ryan tries to push her away but she has a firm grip with tooth and claw

%ACT% Ryan (with Zoe on him) falls backwards

%HND% Bits of Ryan's fur go flying as she claws him

Ryan: "Aaaaargh! Help! Yaaaargh!"

Robin: "Olaf, get the emergency distraction, quick!"

Olaf: "Goddamit, why now ..."

%ACT% Olaf dashes off stage [1]

%ACT% Robin runs behind the bar counter [5, 2nd]

%ACT% Olaf comes back from [1] with a super attractive stick that has colorful feathers attached to one end

Olaf: "Here, kitty kitty! Here, kitty kitty!"

%MUS% MUS-1406 - Music Cue 06

%ACT% Zoe stops, distracted.

Zoe: "Rrrrow!"

%ACT% Zoe leaps off Ryan and chases Olaf around back and forth a bit, trying to catch the feathers.

%ACT% Robin appears in [6, 2nd]

Robin: "Look here Zoe! Look what I haaaave!"

%MUS% MUS-1407 - Music Cue 07

%ACT% Robin reveals a giant ball of yarn

%LIG% LX-1402 Highlight the bar area, fade back to normal again in 20s


Robin: "Come on! Catch!"

%ACT% Robin throws the ball of yarn at Zoe in [2]

%ACT% Zoe catches the ball of yarn, landing on her back, clawing into the ball of yarn with all four paws, and biting it while kicking it with her hind paws.

Zoe: "Grrrrr! Hissss! Grrrrr!"

%HND% shreds of yarn go flying

%SND% SND-1402 - Scratch, Rip, Tear

%ACT% Zoe begins to calm down, snapping out of her feral mindset again

%ACT% Zoe breathes heavily, then slower and slower as she relaxes

%ACT% Zoe sits up, shaking her head, realizing what she has done

Zoe: "Damn. I'm ... I'm so sorry. I don't know what happened."

Robin (angry): "You know damn well what just happened!"

%ACT% Ryan climbs up from below, pulling himself up on the playrail. 

%MUS% MUS-1408 - Music Cue 08

Ryan: "Uhm ... I think ... maybe ... I should move on after all ..."

%ACT% Zoe rushes towards Ryan, being super embarrassed!

Zoe: "Nooononono! Please, that was an accident! I swear! I didn't mean to do that!"

Robin: "That's Zoe for you. She's ... special."

Olaf: "Sometimes she gets a little bit ... over-stimulated. And then she gets the zoomies."

Ryan: "Oh!"

Zoe: "I've got medication for it!"

Robin: "But she doesn't take it. And then this happens."

Zoe: "No, that's not true! I do take it. Just not today ... it helps me to focus, but it also ... often, it just makes me feel numb. And dizzy. And ... and ... uhnmmm."

Robin: "And it kills her sex drive."

Olaf: "Seems like she hoped something's gonna go down tonight!"

%ACT% Zoe facepalms in shame

Ryan: "Oh. OH. So ... sorry for getting your hopes up, I guess."

%MUS% MUS-1409 - Music Cue 09

%ACT% Zoe stands up tall

%ACT% Zoe makes a gesture like she's loading a gun

Zoe: "Tschick-tschick"

%ACT% Zoe puts her index finger against her forehead

%ACT% Zoe pretends to shoot herself

Zoe: "Pchhhhh!"

%ACT% Zoe lets herself drop to the floor

%ACT% Robin, Olaf, Ryan follow Zoe going down with their heads

Ryan: "*GULP*"

Robin: "Yeah. As Olaf said. Welcome to the club."

Ryan: "You don't beat around the bush, do you?"

Robin: "The only way to survive in this madhouse. Aaaaaanyways."

%ACT% Ryan and Zoe pad back to their seats

%ACT% Zoe takes a deep huff from the shisha

%SND% RATS - Bubbles

%ACT% Ryan takes an extra deep huff from the shisha

%SND% RATS - Bubbles

%ACT% Robin picks up a piece of paper, her agenda, and looks at it

Robin: "There's something we have to talk about."

%MUS% MUS-1410 - Music Cue 10

Olaf: "I heard the hearing didn't go so well."

Robin: "That's an understatement. This time they didn't just ignore me, they beat the shit out of me, then kicked me out."

Olaf: "Wow. Who is 'they'?"

Robin: "Chief Cross, to be specific."

Olaf: "Since when is he a member of the development committee?"

Robin: "He isn't. I think he just showed up because he knew the Cat City people would be there. My mom taught me that cats got to work twice as hard and be twice as smart. After what happened today, I'm so done with this shit. It's like we don't even exist to them."

Zoe: "I told you so!"

Robin: "Imagine an entire room full of dogs silently staring while you're getting stomped to the curb by a cop for no reason. We got to teach these dogs a lesson. Make them hear us!"

Zoe: "But where do we start?"

Ryan: "We need to bring these people to court."

Olaf: "Hah! To court. Does anyone here look like they've won the lottery?"

%MUS% MUS-1411 - Music Cue 11

Zoe: "Maybe we could do a fundraiser or something."

Ryan: "Yeah! The Cat City legal defense fund!"

Zoe: "I've got a few followers on my Instagram ... I could setup a gofundme."

%MUS% MUS-1412 - Music Cue 12

Robin: "You do you, Zoe. But I want more. We need to bring the people together who live here, not some random dudes on the internet. And that means taking to the streets, for everyone to see."

Olaf: "Yeah. It's time to tell those frauds to go fuck themselves!"

Ryan: "Be careful what you wish for. If the other people are only half as angry as you, your protest could turn into a riot before you know it. Especially with someone like Chief Cross taunting them."

%MUS% MUS-1413 - Music Cue 13

Robin: "Absolutely. That's why I want to organize it more like a block party. But with a message! Music. Food. Funny Signs. Memes. He can't just barge in and beat up everyone who's just basically having a party. How would that make him look on the news?"

Ryan: "The news will report any copaganda the police will send them. Trust me, I know exactly how this works."

Olaf: "Expert level rioter?"

Ryan: "We gotta be careful, that's all I'm saying. The basics. Don't talk to cops. Stay hydrated. Cover your faces. Get volunteer medics. 9-1-1 won't help you when shit hits the fan. Everyone's gotta work together!"

%MUS% MUS-1414 - Music Cue 14

Zoe: "Gotcha! I'll pack the picnic basket and get us some masks so they can't steal our souls!"

Robin: "And I'm going to get the posters printed!"

Olaf: "I'll keep an eye on the cops and make sure there'll be first aid when we need it!"

%ACT% Everybody raises their fists in defiance! 

Robin: "Whose streets?"

Everybody: "Our streets!"

Robin: "Whose streets?"

Everybody: "Our streets!"

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%HND% Curtain - close

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