Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2010
A younger sister is having a tough time socially.
Price includes 2 scripts.
Duration6 - 8 minutes
- 2 Females
Product Id: #303
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An excerpt …
(Ellie is writing another goodbye letter.)
PAULA: (entering) What are you writing?
ELLIE: (trying vainly to hide the letter) Nothing.
PAULA: You aren’t running away from home again are you?
ELLIE: That’s silly! I don’t do those things anymore.
PAULA: You’re running away from home.
ELLIE: I’m just thinking about it, okay?
PAULA: And you’ve written another note to Mom about how she doesn’t listen to you and nobody understands you.
ELLIE: Well … something like that.
PAULA: Ellie, this is getting old.
ELLIE: It’s none of your business.
PAULA: Of course it’s my business. You’re my little sister and if you leave then I get the front bedroom. This is important.
(Her parents are picking on her.)
ELLIE: First I can’t get my ears pierced, then mom said no to the tattoo and she just blew a gasket when that first boy invited me on a date.
PAULA: You were eight years old, Ellie. You’d have had to go in your stroller!
ELLIE: That’s not funny. It was love!
PAULA: It was chocolate milk.
PAULA: The boy gave you his chocolate milk at lunch time and fell in love … over a milk carton. Ellie, as long as you keep doing these dumb things people aren’t going to trust you.
ELLIE: How do you know?
PAULA: Because I did the same dumb things when I was your age. Been there, kid. Done that.
ELLIE: So what happened?
PAULA: I grew up. Sorta. So what’s really the matter?
(Big sis has some good advice.)
ELLIE: (a pause, then) So how do I … How do I do it right?
PAULA: I know the answer but I don’t know if you’ve got the guts to do it.
ELLIE: Try me.
PAULA: Be somebody you hardly know.
PAULA: You. Just be you. Ellie, when we think we’re not good enough we try to be somebody else ... the way we dress, the way we act … the way we talk. And it never works. You hear me, sister? It never works. Who’s your best friend?
ELLIE: (a pause, then) You, I guess.
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