Night in Campus: A Radio Drama

Summary: This story is inspired by (fake) rape case in Unpad.

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FADE IN CRICKET SOUND. FADE IN FOOTSTEPS.

GUARD: You’re not going home yet? This is 7 P.M. You should go home. It’s dangerous here.

RITA: I have to finish my assignment tonight. I don’t have internet connection in my boarding house.

GUARD: Still, it’s too dangerous. Look around! Your campus is like a jungle. Someone can rob and kill you silently.

RITA: You’re security guard. I’m safe when you’re around, right?

GUARD: Well, I cannot guarantee.

Narrator: This month, any activity in campus area is allowed only until 6 P.M. Campus area is very dangerous in the night. Six students became victims in two weeks. Campus is extremely dangerous.

FADE IN LOW VOLUME BIRDSONG.

RERE: Dina, Rita didn’t answer my call. Where is she?

DINA: I have no idea. She didn’t answer mine either.

RERE: It has been two days since she didn’t attend the classes. She’s a good student. Is she sick?

DINA: Perhaps.

RERE: It’s 9.50. I have an appointment with Mr. Budi.

DINA: What kind of business that you have with Mr. Budi?

RERE: I asked Mr.Budi to sign on the recommendation letter for my internship. See you later.

DINA: Rere!

RERE: What?

DINA: Do you want to go to Rita’s boarding house this evening? I think we have to.

RERE: Sure.

Narrator: Dina and Rere was going to Rita’s boarding house, but she was not there. They called Rita’s parents but her parents didn’t know either where Rita was. Therefore, they went to police office and reported that Rita was missing. The cops interrogated boarding house owner, Rita’s parents, some of Rita’s friends, and all security guards of Faculty of Art. The last time boarding house owner saw Rita is on Monday evening, carrying laptop and many books. Dina thought (PAUSE) Rita was going to the campus on Monday evening to do Pragmatics assignment.

FADE IN HIGH VOLUME OF TYPING MACHINE.

POLICE 1: We already asked all security guards of Faculty of Art. No guard saw Rita in the campus that night.

DINA: Sir, Rita usually does the assignments in the campus (PAUSE) because she doesn’t have internet connection in her boarding house. She had to submit the assignment on Tuesday morning, so I think she was in the Faculty of Art that night.

POLICE 1: But there is no guard that saw Rita in the campus that night.

FADE IN SOUND OF DISPENSER AND STIRRING COFFEE.

RERE: Coffee?

DINA: No, thanks. (PAUSE) I’m sure she was in the campus, but no guard saw her. Is it possible for a security guard to be a criminal?

RERE: Security guard? I don’t think so.

POLICE 1: Are you living in the same boarding house?

RERE: No.

POLICE 1: You two can go home now. We will take the both of you to your boarding houses.

FADE IN FOOTSTEPS.

POLICE 2: Sir! We find her!

FADE DOWN NOISY HOSPITAL SOUND. FADE IN CLOSING DOOR SOUND.

POLICE 1: How is her condition?

DOCTOR: There is genital injury. Someone raped her and gave her Rohypnol. She may forget many things, especially recent past. When an old woman brought her here, there was no wallet or phone. We had to wait until she woke up to ask her guardian’s phone number.

POLICE 1: So, now she is under drug effect. How long does it take?

DOCTOR: She got so much Rohypnol. It causes anterograde amnesia. Let’s see a week later.

Narrator: The police saw Rita a week after they found Rita but there is no progress. The next day, the police came again and asked Rita some questions. Luckily, Rita remembered that she was going to do Pragmatics assignment in campus, but she couldn’t remember whether she was going to the campus or not. She couldn’t remember more than that.

FADE IN HOSPITAL SOUND.

POLICE 2: Sir, do we have to interrogate the guards again?

POLICE 1: Do you think some of them hid something?

POLICE 2: That’s possible, Sir.

Narrator: The police interrogated the security guards again. They finally found out that the university decreased the amount of security guards recently. They searched the fired guards and interrogated all of them. They finally found the criminal. I will tell you the complete story.

FADE IN THE WIND BLOWS DRY LEAVES. FADE IN FOOTSTEPS.

GUARD: You’re not going home yet? This is 7 P.M. You should go home. It’s dangerous here.

RITA: I have to finish my assignment tonight. I don’t have internet connection in my boarding house.

GUARD: Still, it’s too dangerous. Look around! Your campus is like a jungle. Someone can rob and kill you silently.

RITA: You’re security guard. I’m safe when you’re around, right?

GUARD: Well, I cannot guarantee.

RITA: Why?

GUARD: I can’t stand here the whole night. I have to walk around.

RITA: Fine, I’ll go home.

GUARD: Wait, you’re going home alone?

RITA: Yes.

GUARD: You better call your friend who can take you to your home.

FADE IN FOOTSTEPS.

MR. BUDI: Are you going home alone, Rita?

RITA: Yes, Mr. Budi.

MR. BUDI: Where is your home? I can take you.

RITA: It’s ok, I can walk. I live in boarding house, not far from here.

MR. BUDI: It’s too dangerous to walk alone. Let me take you to your boarding house. You’re listening to your lecturer, right?

FADE IN CLOSING DOOR SOUND. FADE IN CAR MACHINE SOUND. FADE IN RADIO SOUND.

RITA: Sir, you take the wrong way. My boarding house is there.

MR. BUDI: Oh, really?

MR. BUDI: Can you turn off the radio?

(PAUSE)

RITA: W..wait, Mr. Budi, what are you doing?

Narrator: When Rita turned off the radio, Mr. Budi grabbed her hand and injected the Rohypnol. She slept for few hours and Mr. Budi took her to Lembang. When she woke up, Mr. Budi raped her. After he raped her, he injected more and more Rohypnol. It made her unconscious. Mr. Budi threw her on a garden in Lembang. (PAUSE) Mr. Budi is a rapist.

Word count: 993

References:

This story is inspired by (fake) rape case in Unpad, “Cabin Pressure”, “Welcome to Night Vale”, and “The Usual Suspects”.

Sound Effects Sources:

1. Wind and birds sound: http://youtu.be/Pa6L0sZA3UU

2. Suspense sound effect: http://youtu.be/EQoVrFe1GZ8

Thanks to:

1. God for the nice weather and conducive environment during the recording time (the recording process would be painful if the thunder was roaring)

2. people in and around my dorm for being quiet during the recording time (fortunately there was no wedding or dangdutan event around my dorm that time)

3. Padjadjaran Internet Access for providing such a good internet connection

4. Softonic.com for providing free application (e.g. Free Audio Editor 2014 and Easy Audio Mixer)

5. Change My Voice application for changing my voice into Mr. Budi’s voice

6. Youtube.com for providing such a useful video-sharing site

7. BlackBerry Messenger for providing voice note (Endah recorded her voice alone and then sent it via BBM)

8. Nature, Science and more… (Youtube user) for sharing many nature sound effects

9. MusicLoverOriginals (Youtube user) for sharing many suspense sound effects

10. Istikomah for her willingness to be the Doctor although she had to come to Jatinangor right after attending an event in Bandung

11. Chikal Jatisuroso for his willingness to be the Police 1 although he was very nervous during the recording time

12. Rinintha Anggie Mahakarti for her willingness to be Rita

13. Pratama Agus Nugroho for his willingness to be the Guard

14. Fatiya Ulfa Dwi Amelia for his willingness to be Dina

15. Diastry W. for her willingness to be the Narrator

16. Endah Trimuliya Wani for her willingness to be the Police 2

 

Link for work dramatization:http://www.4shared.com/music/p4_Iwp5Sba/Jennifer-180410100170.html

3 thoughts on “Night in Campus: A Radio Drama

  1. 180410090016/F
    It’s like rape case in Unpad. I think the characters in this radio drama are not very clear in explains the story. there is no main character that causes a problem. They just talks a storyline that make it a little interesting. The police character here becomes more attractive. Sometimes the police can give it negatife characters in finding a case , for example : always late in addressing the problem but in the case of a character here, the police became an important supporting role in the storyline. Night in campus is too the same story like case in unpad student. #FINAL

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  2. Interesting. The writer took a familiar theme, setting, and plot, what a clever idea. It was just one thing, who again the main characters? The writer did not explain and characterize enough about the main characters. But, I enjoyed reading the transcript, actually it was like reading an infotainment news for me. For a second, I was curious with the security guard who asked Rita that night. But then, the climax said the suspect was the lecturer, Mr. Budi. Shockingly ending. The writer knows how to twist the story, put the most unpredictable part at the end of the story.

    Word count: 100

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