THAT'S NONSENSE

Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2006

A person has a dream that makes no sense at all.

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Duration

8 - 10 minutes

    Cast Options

  • 3 Females, 2 Males
  • 1 Female, 4 Males
  • 5 Males
  • 2 Females, 3 Males
  • 5 Females
  • 4 Females, 1 Male

Product Id: #805

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An excerpt …

BLAKE: (entering, in a very bad mood) Okay! Okay! Just leave me alone! I’ll go to my room! (shouting off) Mom, I’m an adolescent! I’m not supposed to make sense!  (to himself) “That doesn’t make sense. That makes absolutely no sense! Why are you acting so weird, Blake? Blake, you just aren’t making good sense!” Geesh. That’s all I hear! Why does everything have to make sense? I want to go out with my friends tonight. Why? I don’t know. They’re my friends! “What are you going to do?” I don’t know! “Blake, that just doesn’t make sense.” “Why are you wearing those clothes?” I don’t know! “Blake, that doesn’t make sense!” (thumps down onto the bed) I’m tired of making sense, okay? The world doesn’t make sense! Why should I? I’m goin’ to sleep. (reclines on the bed) “Blake, that doesn’t make sense to go to bed in the middle of the day.” Yeh, well tough it. (getting sleepy) I’m just gonna lie here … (yawns) and make no … sense at all.

(in waltz a series of strange characters)

TOBY: (offstage) Anybody seen the sheep?

BLAKE: You know, the chicken salad tasted funny at lunch. I’ll bet …

GLENN: Get off that tuffet right now, young lady!

BLAKE: (standing quickly) What?

GLENN: You are lazy, incompetent, and if I might say so, totally irresponsible! That is not a public tuffet! That tuffet belongs to the king!

JASPER: (entering) The king is dead

(no one makes any sense)

BLAKE: Who are you?

HARLEY: Now, or yesterday?

BLAKE: What?

HARLEY: I can’t very well be the same today as yesterday now can I, or what would be the use to wake up in the morning? People change, you know. We can’t stay this way forever. Tuffets change, kings change, socks, underwear, hairstyles … Everything changes, young man, and it’s time you learned that. Are you a guest? I don’t have room for another guest.

BLAKE: This is my room!

HARLEY: Sure. They all say that. (Harley exits.)

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