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Event Scripting – ASC Celebration of Creativity
 Client: Arts and Science Council (ASC) of Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Segment: Achievement:
The word “Achievement” and its silhouette bust appear on the screen. Dr. Harry A. Gallis and Actress Catherine Smith appear and introduce each other. As they speak a photo montage of each at work appears on a split screen

                        CATHERINE:
Ladies and gentlemen, I’m honored to introduce to you Dr. Harry A. Gallis, Medical director of the Charlotte Area Health Education Center.

                        DR. GALLIS:
And I am equally honored to introduce Ms Catherine Smith. The Witch.

                        CATHERINE:
Huh?

                        DR. GALLIS:
From The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.

                        CATHERINE:
Oh! Yes! I’m an actress. That was very nice of you to say “Equally honored.”

                        DR. GALLIS:
Well, I am.

                        CATHERINE:
Yes, but you’re a doctor, I’m just an actress.

                        DR. GALLIS:
I could say the same. You are an actress, and I’m just a doctor.

                        CATHERINE:
He’s so humble.  I’ll tell you something you probably don’t know about Dr. Gallis…

                        DR. GALLIS:
Harry.

                        CATHERINE:
Harry. He grows orchids. And he specializes in diagnosing and treating infectious disease.

                        DR. GALLIS:
Her performance in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe was part of Children’s Theatre’s inaugural production at Imaginon.

                        CATHERINE:
Listen pal. Your achievements save lives.

                        DR. GALLIS:
So do yours.

                        CATHERINE:
The doctor has been sniffing his orchids too closely.

                        DR. GALLIS:
I mean it. How many Children do you think saw your play at Imaginon?

                        CATHERINE:
Well… thousands.

                        DR. GALLIS:
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in medicine, especially watching people fight disease, it’s that the body needs the spirit. And what you do, my dear, nourishes the spirit. All those children that saw you in that show, the ones that were inspired by it, motivated to read, to learn, their lives are just a little bit better because of your achievements.

                        CATHERINE:
And so many lives are healthier because of your achievements. It’s because of you, and doctors like you, that all those kids were running around, able to come to the theatre in the first place.

                        DR. GALLIS:
And it’s because of you, and artists like you, that they’re able to dream and reach for the stars.

                        CATHERINE:
Doctors can heal the body…

                        DR. GALLIS:
And artists can heal the spirit.

                        CATHERINE:
I think we’ve achieved an agreement here.

                        DR. GALLIS:
Agreed.

Screen ends with an image of a healthy happy child. The word “Achievement” and its silhouette bust return to the screen.