This one may not be formatted 100% correctly. I scanned it in and have tried to reconstruct it the best I can. There may be odd characters and extra text that I have missed.
I pictured this university laboratory in the mid 1950's to the early 1960's. You have Evgeny the scientist talking to Adelade, the woman who cleans the lab. You never know what will happen when people meet for the first time. Evgeny would probably be Russian or from Europe somewhere. And Adelade is from the Southern U.S. [ed. March 30, 2006. Naturally! As I went along, I started "hearing" Adelade talking in the "European" accent, rather than in the "Southern" American one. So this one is not "dialectically" correct. I started off hearing her "speak in 'southern'", but eventually I heard her as Eastern European.] The drama takes place at a university somewhere in the Southern U.S. It is during warmer weather.
I wrote this just to experiment with the template I downloaded from the BBC. I got as far as I will go with the "story". You can imagine for yourself what happens to Evgeny and Adelade. Perhaps they eventually marry. It seems to me as if they would have some obstacles to overcome. Each one would have their own prejudices about the other.
A "tube" or "vacuum tube" radio is also known as a radio with "valves" in it. Of course I forgot that it takes time for tubes to warm up. In reality, you won't get instant sound when you "turn" or "switch" the radio on.
Evgeny and Adelade in the Lab
SCENE 1. EVGENY IN HIS LABORATORY
EVGENY: Adelade would you come here please?
ADELADE: What’d you want?
EVGENY: I need your help with these test tubes and beakers.
We need to scrub the gunk out of them. I need them
tomorrow for an important experiment.
ADELADE: Gunk? How come theys’sa dirty?
EVGENY: We used them for cocktails last night and people put
out their cigarettes in them. It looks like someone
spit something in this one. Ugh! Tobacco perhaps?
ADELADE: You scientists must really know how to throw a party.
What was the occasion?
EVGENY: Boris was turning 30.
ADELADE: He’s that old!? I didn’t know they lived that long.
EVGENY: Yes. He is the “old man” of the lab now. He has all of
us beat. (PAUSE)
F/X: SOUND OF CHIMPANZEE IN A CAGE IN THE
EVGENY: I hear, one of us is hangover free.
F/X: SOUND OF EVGENY WALKING OVER TO BORIS’
EVGENY: Would you like some breakfast?
F/X: BORIS SOUNDING EAGER FOR BREAKFAST
NARRATOR: (As if coming from a table tube radio) And now
we return to our morning calisthenics.
GRAMS: SOUND OF LIVELY ORGAN OR SOME SUCH
MUSIC WITH A WOMAN DIRECTING PEOPLE
WHO ARE EXERCISING
EXERCISE LADY: One; and two; and three; and four. Now left!
NARRATOR: (extremely cheerful) Morning Ladies! Have you
had your morning coffee yet? No? Why not try
an Upsiedaisy. Upsiedaisy is the best pick me up.
Upsiedaisy’s refreshing tangerine taste is an
unequalled thirst quencher. To stay “upsie”, “all
daysie”; try Upsiedaisy today!
EVGENY: Turn that thing off! You should be scrubbing test
tubes; NOT wasting your time, up and downing
yourself to that Upsiedaisy woman! Besides, you look
all right to me.
ADELADE: I can see you need your eyes examined! I am
usually alone in here. There’s never any
interruptions this early in the morning. The floor
gets mopped, Boris gets fed and then I exercise
with the exercise lady. I don’t see it as “wasting
time” at all. How else would I keep up the strength
to lug this mop and bucket ‘round here ever
morning? I can always stand to loose a few pounds anyway.
F/X: SOUND OF TEST TUBES BEING WASHED
ADELADE: What’d you, spend the night here?
EVGENY: Yes. I did not know it would interfere with your morning routine.
ADELADE: You musta slept up on that worktable. A man like you with no place to go? Gee!
EVGENY: Oh, I had a place to go. It was just that there was more company here with Boris than there was at home. (BEAT) Can I find a weather report on this radio?
F/X: SOUND OF TUBE RADIO BEING SWITCHED ON AND
SOMEONE FLIPPING THROUGH THE VARIOUS STATIONS.
WEATHER MAN: (from the radio) The current temperature is 75 and the wind is from the southwest. Stay tuned to Radio 640 for the latest news and weather.
ANNOUNCER: (from the radio) Here is some get up and go music from the Lionel Martin orchestra. You’re tuned to Monday’s Laundry Party on Radio 640.
F/X: SOUND OF LIVELY OLD-FASHIONED “POPULAR MUSIC” TYPE JAZZ COMING FROM THE RADIO SOUND IF POSSIBLE. OF ADELADE WASHING TEST TUBES TO RHYTHM OF THE MUSIC
ADELADE: Standing there watching me wash these won’t get them
done any faster!
EVGENY: Oh! I had better dry the ones you have washed.
F/X: SOUND OF EVGENY WALKING OVER TO DRY THE TEST TUBES. ALSO YOU EVENTUALLY
HEAR THE SQUEAK OF EVGENY DRYING THE TEST TUBES
EVGENY: So, how long have you been working here? I only seem to see you as you are leaving. Maybe it is time I started to get to know you a little better.
ADELADE: I see now. You really do need your eyes examined. Or maybe you have been alone with Boris too long? Either way, I know I am not your type.
EVGENY: My type? You have me all wrong. I was not trying to warm up to asking you out. It is good that I know the people who work for me.
ADELADE: I don’t work for you. I work for Mr. La Rue the president of the University. If I worked for you all, I’d never get anything done around here. And as to your type, I would take you for one of those guys who like the blonds with lots of curves.
EVGENY: Curves? Oh, curves. It has been so long since I have thought of anything like curves. This work has been taking all my time.
ADELADE: Since we are having a getting to know you exercise; just what are you working on?
EVGENY: The effect of certain proteins on the brain. I doubt you would understand. It is very complicated stuff.
ADELADE: Can’t be any more complicated than the last guy to use this lab. He was studying something about how phospholipids react in healthy cells. He tried to explain it to me but I hadn’t gotten that far with organic chemistry yet. And YES, I am also a student here. I am studyin’ at night and I clean this lab in the morning. In the afternoon I help clean the cafeteria. It is nothing but work, work, work for me.
EVGENY: I had no idea. Do you live alone?
ADELADE: No, I live with my mother.