Our royalty-free play Zap Pronto Junior is a classic sci-fi spoof set in the vast reaches of space on the planet Pergo. Zap Pronto, the famed earthen sports hero, and Gale Ardent, a reporter, take off on a mission to find the source of a mysterious radiation that is causing the earth to heat up. They find themselves in the clutches of the evil emperor Dung the Humorless, his evil daughter, and their incompetent minions.
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Monologues for Men
EMO is an amphibious alien with a degree in philosophy. He and his partner, SPECK, have become split-up while searching for the earthlings that crash-landed on Pergo. Emo is a fan of earth television and wears TV-goggles that pick up transmissions from earth. He has a hard time staying focused on the task at hand, but he has a good heart and a big laser gun. He is remembering his family, but getting a little mixed-up. CRAB is a robot dog.
DUNG is the emperor of the planet Pergo. He is your classic evil overlord, but he has a soft spot for the PRINCESS, whom he calls Poopsie. The ruling family of Pergo has a nasty tradition of assassinating their predecessors, and Dung proudly waits until it is his daughter’s turn to usurp him and take the throne. In the meantime, he takes joy where he can find it, causing misery for others.
Monologues for Women
GALE is an ambitious reporter who was once editor of a high school literary journal. She is the straight-man of the show (she seems to recognize the absurdity where others don’t.) Gale has just learned that an alien force is causing the earth to heat up at a rate that will make it uninhabitable within her lifetime and is getting carried away with her own motivational speech to solve the problem. ZAP seems excited at the prospect of being one of the few men to repopulate the earth should disaster strike, but Gale isn’t going to let it get that far.
Monologues for Men OR Women
SPECK is an alien with a fiery temper and a penchant for destruction. They are a highly logical creature that is forced to partner with the emotional and impulsive EMO. Speck likes to see themself detached from emotion, but they seethe with rage and pride. Speck was once banished to a swamp before being offered a job as an evil minion for DUNG, but because of a number of mysterious disasters, Speck is not allowed to have a gun capable of the destruction they find so very, very satisfying. Speck and Emo are currently searching the the earthlings that crash-landed on Pergo.