7th CPN The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

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basic plot of the teleplay

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  • Exposition
  • On a quiet suburban Maple Street somewhere in America, the inhabitants notice a ‘meteor’ like object fly over head. After it passes, all electronics and electricity go dead. Pete Van Horn leaves to check the next block over.
  • Conflict
  • A young boy name Tommy tells a story he read about in a comic book: Aliens arriving from outer space. Believing his story, the people start to suspect each other of being a secret alien.
  • Rising Action
  • Meanwhile, Mr. Goodman's car mysteriously starts. Everyone automatically accuses him of being an alien; they stay up through the night, watching him. Steve tries to talk some sense into the mob and fails when the attention is pointed to the "radio" in his basement!
  • Climax
  • The mob sees a figure coming towards them. Charlie grabs a gun and accidentally shoots Van Horn, who has returned. Suddenly, Charlie's lights go on and now he is the prime suspect.
  • Everyone is in hysteria, Charlie screams that the real alien is Tommy the young boy who knew the events before they happened.
  • Falling Action
  • In the end, the aliens are watching over the town. They did nothing but plant an idea in the minds of the people. Once they did this, human nature destroyed the inhabitants of Maple Street; they were the monsters, not the aliens.
  • Resolution
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