The Side Effect Pill – Demo
A musical satire for 5 actor/singers and piano
music & lyrics by Terry Crystal (14 songs)
book by Don DiVecchio
Very Brief Overview:
Pillco Pharmaceutical is experiencing a steep drop in sales, and lawsuits from their drugs’ side effects are outstripping profits. CEO Max is in a quandary, but Susan and Aldo, heads of R&D and Marketing have an answer to the company’s problems. Create one pill that will alleviate the side effects from all their other drugs. A Blockbuster Pill that will save the company!
Synopsis – SEP synopsis
Sample Pages – SEP SAMPLE PAGES
1. Side Effects – Liz and Justin, researchers at Pilco pharmaceutical, meet.
2. Murmur of the heart – Liz reflects on her love for Justin.
3. Welcome Aboard – Aldo, Max and Susan convince Justin to be spokesman for new drug.
4. Secret Passion – Liz seduces Aldo to get into vault which contains company secrets.
5. Tough Exterior – Max and Susan share honest moment under influence of the Side Effect Pill, which is also a truth serum.