THE FINISHING TOUCH

Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2008

It’s Prom night and the blitz is on at the hair salon. The stories are compelling.

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Duration

8 minutes

    Cast Options

  • 5 Females

Product Id: #816

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$18.00
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An excerpt …

(“Look Are Us” Hair Salon.)

(Melinda is at work at her receptionist desk. Natalie comes rushing in.)

NATALIE: Am I late?

MELINDA: That depends. Who are you?

NATALIE: Natalie. Natalie Nicolson.

MELINDA: You’re here for hair?

NATALIE: Nails. Natalie Nicolson for nails. I have an appointment.

MELINDA: Sweetheart, it’s prom night. Everybody in the whole world has an appointment. Excuse me. (answers phone) Looks Are Us. Sorry. We’re booked all day. No dear, don't jump off a cliff. You’ll break a nail. Okay, listen … I can squeeze you in at 2:15. But be on time. Yeah. You’re welcome. (hangs up) Do teenage girls ever plan ahead?

PAYTON: (rushing in) I hope I’m not late.

MELINDA: Hair, nails, massage, makeup or emotional counseling?

PAYTON: All of the above. It’s prom night.

(the group gets larger)

STACEY: (to Payton) You going to prom?

PAYTON: Yes, and I was here first.

STACEY: I know that. You were here when I came in. Did you know your car’s still running?

MELINDA: Please … just settle down, girls. We’ll get everybody done and off to the big party.

NATALIE: (enters, blowing on her nails) Oh, I love it! I just love it! (showing the other girls) Did you ever see such a …

STACEY: Natalie?

NATALIE: Huh?

STACEY: Your dress is red. That’s orange nail polish.

(the stories may be a bit exaggerated)

MELINDA: But you see, I was very, very poor and couldn’t afford all the things you girls have to day. So I went to my poor old mother who worked 22 hours a day in the coal mines … at night … under water … with a bursitis in her right leg. (to Stacy) Go Mom!

STACEY: (jumping up and becoming the aged, limping mother) Oh sweetheart! We cannot afford a dress! Whatever shall we do?

MELINDA: So we both went to see my poor old grandma who was like a hundred and seventy-give years old ... (nudges Ramsey who gets up and ages very quickly) She had no teeth. (Ramsey covers her teeth with her lips) … she was blind ... (Ramsey closes her eyes) … and her left arm had been bitten off by a buffalo. (Ramsey tucks her left arm behind her back.) I said …

NATALIE: Oh Grandma! I’ve been asked to go to prom but I have to money to buy all the cool stuff! Whatever shall I do?

RAMSEY: (groping around blindly) Who are you?

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