REHEARSAL SCRIPT #1
The Princesses Explain Their Visions
ACT ONE SCENE ONE:
AQUALINE: ‘Tis truly a wonder, this girl I see. So clear she is, like I’m staring into a pool of still water, as if I am looking at myself. But mine eyes behold…. such strange and different hair….
ALLISON: It’s really bizarre, I have to admit. It’s like my twin took a ride in the hot tub time machine and got stranded in the Renaissance. Don’t get me wrong – she’s done a good job back there. She’s probably only thirteen like me and yet they call her Princess Aqualine the Wise.
AQUALINE: And this young girl that I see as if looking through the grandest and most perfect mirror glass abides in the strangest world and I fear hath the strangest clothing….
ALLISON: Our lives connect when I sleep. Her Renaissance world invades my dreams. Her ideas become mine.
AQUALINE: And I awake with the grandest of inspirations. Wouldst thou believe amidst such wondrous differences, lo, come truly amazing and useful ideas that have influenced my kingdom and made me a beloved princess here?
ALLISON: Every day Princess Aqualine writes a letter – a proclamation – to her loyal subjects in LaPoste, France that inspires them…educates them…. entertains them, and every day they gather in the town square to wait for it to be posted. When I saw her doing this, and then I looked at my super computer here, I thought, I should do that too. At least I ought to be able to inspire my middle school classmates.
AQUALINE: Her realm, too, is LaPoste, but in a foreign country titled Wis – con – sin. Her face reflects as if in a mirror from a colossal box!
ALLISON: It is because I see her…
AQUALINE: It is because she is in my head…
ALLISON: It is because she is in my head…
AQUALINE: That I know being a Princess isn’t about privilege, it’s about responsibility.
ALLISON: And I can be of help.
AQUALINE: And I can rule.
ALLISON: And we can rule.
MUSICAL VERSION: Begin Song: “TOGETHER”