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Cupid and Psyche Script

1. 1. EXT. CENTER STAGE. SPOTLIGHT (Psyche).

Psyche is sitting on a chair (alone and lonely)

PSYCHE

Is this gift a curse? I never wished for this beauty!

My only desire is to love and to be loved (Sigh)

(Spotlight expanding) People visits her to give gifts and praise

Man # 1

O Great Beauty Accept this humble present from us, your faithful servants

(Psyche refuses the gift)

PSYCHE

I cannot accept this gift because i do not deserve to be worshipped

I am not a goddess! (Higher tone)

Man # 2

But your splendour cannot be compared with what Venus has

1. 2. EXT. UPPER LEFT SIDE. SPOTLIGHT (Venus).

Venus walking back and forth (worried and mad)

Venus (SARCASTIC but Calm)

I? The goddess of love and BEAUTY? Cannot be compared to a mere mortal like her?

I am insulted VERY Insulted!!!

(Sits on her throne)

Venus

Very well She leaves me with no other choice

Im still the goddess of love and beauty after all (Chuckle)

1. EXT. UPPER RIGHT STAGE. Spotlight.

(Cupid playing with his arrows)


Venus (sweet and persuading tone)

Cupid, my beloved son, an act of your kindness is what I needed now

(Cupid bows down)

Cupid

I am grateful that you have come to me

(Cupid stands up)

VENUS (cheerful and devious)

I need you to use your power The power to make anyone

Fall in love with any person

CUPID

Well I can do that

VENUS

But this time is different You need to make her fall in love with most despicable

Creature in the entire universe

CUPID

Theres no problem in that so where is this lady you are talking about

(Venus pointed at Psyche [make yourself pretty]) (2 spotlights)

VENUS

She is Psyche Then, Ill leave it all up to you

Venus fled away. Cupid is speechless and has fallen into his knees.

1. 4. INT. CENTER STAGE. PSYCHES HOUSE.

Psyche (helpless)

Im tired of this life Im tired of being admired instead of being loved.

I need Love! I want Love!

Psyches father enters

PSYCHES FATHER (troubled)

I dont know how or what are you feeling right now


But I am sure that you are in great pain

He hugs Psyche

PSYCHES FATHER (determined)

And so I must travel to Apollos oracle and asks what we need to do

Wait for me and Ill bring the joy of your life

Psyche nods. Father left.

1. 5. INT. CENTER STAGE. PSYCHES HOUSE.

Psyches father enters (depressed)

PSYCHE (excited)

And? what did it tell you?

PSYCHES FATHER

The or (Gulp) the oracle told methat

That you should be dressed in the deepest mourning

Then, we should leave you on the summit of a rocky hill

Psyche forced herself to smile

PSYCHE

Is that all? Then, I shouldnt be standing here

I should get ready to meet my future spouse!

Psyche tried to run into her room

PSYCHES FATHER

WAIT! Im not yet finished Your Future husband is not a human

But a fearful winged serpent!

All was shocked

SISTER # 1

Psyche, you should stop this! It will only give you a greater pain

MOTHER (exclaimed)

Your sister is right I wont hand you to a despicable creature!


PSYCHE (Sad smile)

You are wrong! This is the end of my lifelong suffering!

Rejoice for me for I have found my destiny

They hugged together.

1. 6. EXT. UPPER RIGHT SIDE STAGE. HILLTOP.

Psyche sat on hilltop. (Trembling with fear). Zephyr slowly lifts her up.

Then, gently lands her on a grassy meadow.

PSYCHE

Whoa its better than my bed back home (Yawn)

Psyche slowly fell into a deep sleep.

(Dim Light)

Woke up in front of Cupids mansion.

VOICE # 1

Lady Psyche, Welcome to your new Home!

PSYCHE (surprised)

Who are you? What do you want from me?

VOICE # 2

Do not be afraid, my lady, we are your most faithful servants

We were trained to fulfil your desires.

VOIICE # 3

We know that you are tired and starving, my lady

So we prepared a feast for you.

Psyche sat on the chair, and enjoys the most delicious food she ever tasted.

1. 7. INT. CENTER STAGE. CUPIDS BEDROOM

Psyche sits on their bed.

PSYCHE

When will my husband come? Did he really want me?


Am I not qualified to be his wife?

VOICE # 2

Relax my lady; I assure you he will come

PSYCHE

But when?

VOICE # 3

He will be coming soon Very soon

Psyche lied down and slept. (Spotlight Cupid) Cupid lies down beside Psyche and hugs her.

CUPID (whispers)

Welcome home, my dearest wife

Psyche slowly opens her eyes (half). She smiled.

Play the Recorded Voice Over.

Psyche (THOUGHT)

I knew it he is not a horrible creature His warm hands are the evident

Psyche grabs the hands of Cupid from behind.

1. 8. INT. CENTER STAGE. CUPIDS BEDROOM.

Psyche is sitting on their bed. Brushing her hair.

CUPID [VOICE]

Psyche, Ive come here to warn you to a great danger youll face

PSYCHE

What danger? Explain it to me so I can avoid it

CUPID [VOICE]

The danger is your sisters.

They will come to the hill where you disappeared to mourn for you.

PSYCHE

My sisters?

My sisters are not and will never bring me harm! (Higher tone)
So please, grant me this wish to see my dear sisters.

I want to let them know that I am safe and happy in your care.

CUPID [Voice]

You will bring yourself to your own destruction.

PSYCHE

It will never be!

CUPID {VOICE]

Ill let you see your sister, but promise me this

Dont be persuaded by anyone to try to see me.

PSYCHE

I solemnly promise I am so grateful for granting me this favour.

Psyche smiled and slept.

1. 9. INT. CENTER STAGE. CUPIDS LIVING ROOM.

Psyche and her two sisters saw each other and tightly hugged together.

SISTER # 2

Psyche, we miss you so much we thought something terrible happened to you

SISTER # 1

We are so glad that you are still alive. and still beautiful

PSYCHE

(Chuckled) Well I was scared at first but after knowing my husband.

The fright that I felt changed into love

SISTER # 1 (day dreaming)

So how was he? Gorgeous? Muscular? Or Charming?

PSYCHE (stutter)

Well um he is a young manum he is now away for umm

For a Hunting expedition!

Psyche acted strange and secretive.


PSYCHE

Its getting late, you should go now

Psyche handed some jewels and gold.

PSYCHE

Here, accept these as a present from me and from my husband.

The sisters left and Psyche was relieved to be alone. ALL was dark.

1. 10. INT. CENTER STAGE. CUPIDS BEDROOM.

CUPID [VOICE] (desperate)

Psyche, I beg youPlease stop this nuisance

I f this continues, we both suffer and you will never ever see me again

PSYCHE (determined)

But we have done nothing wrong to bring you harm

If we continue arguing, then this will be harmful for the both of us!

CUPID [VOICE] (lax)

Psyche, do what you want but dont blame me if something happens.

1. 11. EXT. CENTER STAGE. CUPIDS MANSION.

The two sisters were waiting for Psyche and plotting their evil scheme.

Psyche came and hugged her sisters.

PSYCHE (Cheerful)

Thank you for coming and filling these lonely hours for me.

SISTER # 1

Lonely hours? Why? Where is your husband?

PSYCHE (SHOCKED)

Um he is still in the hunting expedition

SISTER # 2

I see well my husband and I like hunting; we might bump into each other someday.

How does he look like?


PSYCHE

Well Im bad in describing people so I dont know how to describe him,

SISTER # 2

Then, how about his name?

PSYCHE (almost crying)

His name. Na. me. is I dont know. I dont know his name

Psyche loudly cried. And has fallen into her knees.

SISTER # 1(fake concern)

Oh my, he might be the one that the oracle is talking about.

SISTER # 2 (deep tone)

The fearful winged serpent!

Psyche pulled one of her sisters legs.

PSYCHE

NO! He cant be He is gentle and sweet!

SISTER # 1

How would you know? You never met him. It must be a disguise to trick you.

Psyche let go of her sisters leg. Sister # 2 will help her get up.

SISTER # 2

Psyche, dont be sad. There is a way that you can see his true nature!

PSYCHE (Anxious)

What? What is it?

They whisper the plan to Psyche. Psyche looked sad after hearing it.

1. 12. INT. CENTER STAGE. CUPIDS BEDROOM.

Psyche is lying in her bed. Cupid came and slept beside Psyche. Voice over Playing.

PSYCHE (THOUGHT) [confused]

Should I do it? Should I?

What if? Just what if its true? Will I be able to handle the truth?
I wanted to be with him forever! But I wanted to see him so much!

I want to see his smile. his eyes his everything (Descending tone)

Psyche slowly stands up. Took the lamp. (Spotlight: Cupid). Took out the dagger.

Psyche looked at Cupid and stare (teary eyes)

PSYCHE

He he is my husband?

Not a horrifying creature but the most stunning I have ever seen

She dropped the dagger. Psyche slowly reached for Cupids face.

PSYCHE

One touch one touch will be enough!!!

Some hot oil from the lamp dropped on Cupids shoulder. Cupid woke up. Psyche gently
touch Cupid.

PSYCHE (worried)

Oh no! Are you alright? Does it hurt?

Cupid pushed Psyche away.

CUPID (angry)

Dont touch me! You betrayed me and disobey me!

Why didnt you believe me that they will bring us harm?

Dont you trust me, your husband?

PSYCHE (scared and worried)

Im sorry Im sorry

I got confused and And I didnt know what I should do

And And I dont know I just want to see you!!!

Cupid runs away.

CUPID (Voice)

Love cannot live if there is no trust!

PSYCHE

The god of love? Cupid?


Psyche loudly cried. (Shivers)

PSYCHE

He was my husband and wretch that I am for not believing him

I s he gone forever? Will I never see him again?

What should I do? I want him back!!! I want him back

PSYCHE stood up.

PSYCHE

Ill bring him back even if it takes a lifetime!

1. 13. EXT. RIGHT SIDE. VENUS TEMPLE.

Psyche offers some gifts to the statue of Venus. Voice over playing.

PSYCHE (THOUGHT)

I know this is not a good plan, but it might work.

He might be at his mothers. There is a greater possibility that well meet again

Psyche prayed to Venus.

PSYCHE

O great goddess. I brought you destruction but hear me out and Ill be your servant!

When she was about to return, Venus appeared in front of her.

VENUS

Finally, I have met the devious mortal that put shame in my family.

PSYCHE

It wasnt my intention

Venus looked at her angrily. Psyche bows her head.

VENUS

Why are you here? Arent my son enough for you?

Do you still want to hurt other with you bewitched beauty?

PSYCHE (exclaimed)

Wait! You misunderstood me. I never wanted this beauty in the first place!
VENUS

How dare you! You arent grateful for the gift that the heaven bestowed unto you?

You disgust me!

Psyche looked ashamed

VENUS

Something must be done with that ill mannered attitude of yours!

Ill discipline you with most diligent and painful training.

Venus smiled and laughed wickedly. She left and Psyche followed her.

1. 14. INT. LEFT SIDE. Closed ROOM.

Venus and Psyche entered the room. Venus pointed at the sacks in the corner.

VENUS

Those sacks are filled with different kinds of seeds

You must sort them out by nightfall.

PSYCHE

By nightfall? I cant do it all alone

It will take days or even months to sort them out!

VENUS

Its not my problem I mean, this is for your own sake

Venus departed. Psyche is playing with the seeds.

PSYCHE (helpless then determined)

What do I need to do? (Sigh)

But I shouldnt give up; I must try hard for Cupid.

ANT #1 (squeaky voice)

Psyche Psyche look down!

PSYCHE

Ants? Little ants? Are you here to help me?

ANTS # 2
We are at you service, our Lady. It is our pleasure to help a great beauty like you

PSYCHE

Thank you oh thank you very much!!! Ill never forget you my little ones

The ants Helped Psyche in sorting the seeds. Morning came.

The ants went away after sorting. Venus came.

VENUS (annoyed)

How How How did you do it? Someone help you right?

PSYCHE

Aaaaaa. Its a secret (Chuckled)

VENUS (Sarcastic warning)

So this task is easy for you, but the next is harder so be careful

1. EXT. LEFT SIDE. RIVERBANK.

Venus and Psyche are standing at the riverbank.

VENUS

I need you to fetch me some wool!

PSYCHE

Then wool it is!

VENUS

Not just any wool but Shining Golden wool!!! Down there near the riverbank.

Go now and I dont like waiting.

Venus pushed her a little and went away. Psyche stared at her reflection.

PSYCHE

I talk too much, I thought that I can do everything but I cant arghh!!!

Dying! Dying will end my suffering!

REED

Wait! You mustnt drown yourself!

Indeed your life is miserable but it will end.


Before this, you need to accomplish this task.

Psyche wipe off her tears and listen to the reed.

REED

Wait until the sun sets, the sheep will rest beside the river that is your chance to

Get the wool stuck on the briars.

PSYCHE

Thank you my dear friend!! I owe you!!!

Psyche did what she was told. She went back to Venus.

1. 16. INT. BACK CENTER STAGE. VENUS MANSION.

Psyche gave Venus the golden wool!

VENUS (Irritated)

So these tasks are easy for you? then beware of the next one!

It is very impossible for a mortal to accomplish this task.

Psyche looked worried. Venus threw the flask to Psyche. Psyche caught the flask.

VENUS (devious tone)

You need that for this job. I need you to fill that with black water from that hill.

That water is the source of the most fearful river, the river Styx!

PSYCHE

But I cant reach it. Its too high for me? How will I get some water?

VENUS

Well its for you to found out!

1. 17. EXT. BACK RIGH STAGE. FALLS.

Psyche was staring at the falls and tries to figure out how she can fill the flask.

PSYCHE

The stones are sharp so I cant climb up

I mean I know someone will help me with this task but what will it be?
An eagle soar towards Psyche. Psyche sat at the back of the eagle. The eagle flew towards
the fall. Psyche filled the flask with black water.

PSYCHE

Thank you my big friend!!! I cant do it without you.

1. 18. INT. BACK CENTER STAGE. VENUS MANSION.

Psyche gave the flask to Venus. Venus accepts it.

VENUS

This will be your final task!

Go to the underworld and ask Persephone if she could lend me some of her beauty.

Venus gave the box to Psyche.

VENUS

You will carry her beauty with this.

PSYCHE

What will I tell her if she asks why?

VENUS

Tell her that that um I am so worn-out from nursing my beloved Cupid

Psyche went on to find the road to Hades.

1. 19. EXT. LEFT SIDE. TOWER.

A man approached Psyche.

GUIDE

You are looking for the roads to Hades right?

PSYCHE

Yes, I do! Do you know how to get there?

GUIDE

Yes, of course But before I tell you the directions, you need this penny and this cake.

Guide gave Psyche the penny and the cake.

PSYCHE
What will I do with these?

GUIDE

These are you gate passes. You give the penny to Charon,

He will lead you to Proserpines mansion.

And at the mansion, youll encounter a three-headed dog called Cerberus.

You will give this piece of cake to it so that he will let you pass the gate.

PSYCHE

Phew Im scared but ready so where should I head to

The guide showed Psyche how she will get there.

1. 20. INT. WHOLE STAGE. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT. UNDERWORLD.

Psyche rode the boat led by Charon. Passed the gate guarded by Cerberus. She met
Proserpine.

PSYCHE

Goddess of the underworld, I am here on behalf of Venus.

She needed your help. She needs to restore her beauty.

Her beauty was drained because of nursing his son.

PROSERPINE

Wel I am delighted to help the goddess of Beauty.

Proserpine held the box and slowly move it towards her face. She closed the box,.

Gave it back to Psyche.

PSYCHE

Thnak you Thank you for this great help

She rushed towards back to the upper world.

PSYCHE

What if I use some of this beauty charm?

i looked so weary and Cupid might not love me anymore if i look like this.

Psyche opened the box and was surprised that nothing was there.

Then a lanquor took over her and fell into deep sleep.
Cupid flew out from the window of he palace.

Saw Psyche and flew towards her.

CUPID

Relax, my dear for I am here beside you.

Cupid touched Psyches eyes and put the sleep back in the box.

Then he took one of his arrows and pricked Psyche. Psyche woke up. They hugged each
other.

CUPID

You fool, why did you hav to do that? Do you know how worried I am?

PSYCHE

Im sorry Im sorry Please dont leave me again Stay by my side

CUPID

I wont everso come to me and all our sufferings will end.

1. 21. INT. WHOLE STAGE. OLYMPIA.

Cupid and Psyche were rushing towards Jupiter. Bows down to Jupiter

CUPID

Grant me this great favour. Let us live a happy marriage life.

Let us become one with blessing youll bestow unto us.

JUPITER

Even though you brought me great harm in the past for making me fall in love

Over and over again, but I cannot refuse your desire. So do not be worried.

Jupiter stood up.

JUPITER

I declare to all of you that with my blessing I pronounce Cupid and Psyche as husband

and wife. No one shall ever interrupt their marriage or you shall face me and my
thunderbolts.

The gods and goddesses whisper to each other.

JUPITER
There wont be any complaints if Psyche was immortal, right?

Then, Hermes, bring me the ambrosia and Ill bestow immortality to this young lady.

Hermes gave the ambrosia to Psyche. Psyche tasted it and she became immortal.

Cupid and Psyche hugged each other.

CUPID

We will now be together forever. Nothing will stand between our love.

PSYCHE

What about your mother? Will she accept me?

Venus walked towards them.

VENUS

I accept you! You are the love of my son so I dont have any choice but to accept you.

And its because you are a goddess now that i agree on your marriage.

Cupid, Psyche and Venus hugged each other.

Spotlight ; Cupid and Psyche. Still Hugging each other.

PSYCHE

Cupis, You are the LOVE of my life.

CUPID

Psyche, You are my SOUL. I cant live without you.

Cupid and Psyche looked at each other and slowly moving their face towards each other.

(one inch awayblack outClosed Curtains)

THE END
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