POLITICAL Festival SHORT Screenplay: The Worst of Times, by D.J. Broderick

Mary and her lawyer sit in jail, trial over, awaiting their fate. With the shadow and sound of the guillotine blade falling, she bemoans the unfairness of it all. My husband and I did nothing illegal. Well, you’re a widow now. But it was the politicians’ fault. Another shadow and another sound reveals their fate.

But why a revolution now? None of the people out there did anything before. I’m afraid your constant denial that anything was wrong didn’t help.

So, as the two are escorted to meet their maker, we learn what really was, or is, the worst of times.


Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Marie: Val Cole
Lawyer: Sean Ballantyne
Crowd/Robert: Geoff Mays

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