THE HAND OF A FRIEND
Serious, by Ken Bradbury, 2012
A true story about Liz going to visit her friend Brittany who’s missed a lot of school. Until today, she had no idea why.
Price includes 2 scripts.
Duration5 - 7 minutes
- 2 Females
Product Id: #314
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An excerpt …
(a friend worries)
BRITTANY: (entering) Liz! What’re you doing here?
LIZ: This your house?
BRITTANY: Yeah, but … How did … I mean, what are you …?
LIZ: I’ve never been here before.
BRITTANY: I know.
LIZ: You been sick?
LIZ: Four days out of school … what’s the matter?
BRITTANY: (a long, embarrassed pause) Look, I’ll probably be there tomorrow. Why did you … what you doing here?
LIZ: You’ve been gone for almost a week, Brit. I thought maybe something was wrong. Besides … I’ve never been to your place. Look, you’re my friend, okay? I was worried about you.
(a friend reaches out)
BRITTANY: ... Look Liz, thanks for coming by, but I don’t really want to talk about this.
LIZ: Too bad.
LIZ: We’re gonna talk about it. I invited myself over so you’re stuck with me, okay? Besides, you missed my birthday party. How come?
BRITTANY: Because everybody was bringing a gift.
LIZ: So? (and it hits her) Oh. I’m sorry. (a pause, then) That’s terrible, Brit. You didn’t have to bring anything.
BRITTANY: Yeah. That would have been great. (a long pause between the two, then) But thanks for asking me. Keep asking me. Maybe some day I can come. I want to … I really do. That’s what I’m afraid of … that kids will quit asking me places because I don’t have the money to go. It’s not your fault, Liz. It’s just the way things are. Maybe some day I’ll get out of here … my sisters will be old enough and I can live a different kind of life, but for right now … well … This is the way it’s got to be.
LIZ: What can I …?
BRITTANY: Nothing. There are some things you can’t fix, Liz.
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