by Donley T.

CHARACTERS:

Sunshine the Light Bulb, male 13, Quilt the Quilt, male, 18

SETTING:

In a little boy’s bedroom. In the bedroom we see pictures of his favorite Comics like Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx and Dean Martin. Throughout the house you hear the family eating dinner and talking. There is a smell of chitlins cooking.  In the bedroom the smell of plastic toys and dirty laundry..

TIME: 6:30pm in the Spring
AT RISE:

QUILT is placed on the bed and SUNSHINE is in his socket on the ceiling of the light fixture and his is very dim which is his current mood.


QUILT

Why aren’t you going to the talent show?

SUNSHINE

Why do you care?

QUILT

Just was wondering. You’ve been talking about this for a long time and now
you don’t wanna go?

SUNSHINE

Look, man, can I ask you a question?

QUILT

Sure.

SUNSHINE

Why don’t you support me? You supposed to love me and support me in 
anything that I do. This is my dream. And I need you to be my backbone.

QUILT

I just want the best for you. Sure.  I never meant to hurt you. I just feel that you are wasting your talent with your silly dream.

SUNSHINE

Why do you have to be so cruel? It’s my dream and it shouldn’t matter what 
I choose to do. You should be there. We’ve always been there for each other. What’s the sudden change? 
 

QUILT

There’s really no change how I see it. You should pick another alternative as

a career. You can’t even read that well. How are you to read if they give 
your material if you become this so-called “comedian” (sarcastically)

SUNSHINE

But if I was to become a doctor or a lawyer, as you would like, that wouldmake me happy. Don’t you wanna see me happy other than miserable?
 

QUILT

Oh I’ve been sort of miserable myself taking care of both of us as orphans

 growing up. I had to put my dreams aside to make sure what was important in my life was taken care of which was you!

SUNSHINE

Wow. I didn’t know that.

QUILT

Yeah because I never told you. I’ve always wanted to become like my father and become a psychiatrist and I guess I never told you because dreams aren’t always as an important thing as taking care of your family and responsibilities.

SUNSHINE

I understand that family and responsibilities are important and all that, but

sometimes you gotta go for your dreams and goald in life because you’ll 
never know when you’ll have that opportunity again.  Where would you 
think  you would be if yiou would’ve fulfilled your dreams? Would you had 
been happier than you are now? Would you have been this cruel and unsual?

QUILT

So you feel that I’m cruel and unsual? Is that how you really feel?

 

SUNSHINE

Yes that’s how I feel at times because you just humiliated me in front of my 
friends at that party. What was that all about?

QUILT

Do you wanna know the truth?

SUNSHINE

Yes of course. I want to know how you feel. You’re a big part of my life. I 
want to know where we went wrong to make you expose something we kept between us that you know I feel strongly about? I mean, I know it’s not a real big secret to some people but it was very embarrassing to me. What would possess you to do something like that?

QUILT

Really, I am actually very jealous of you and for being a great talent and 
actually going for your dreams. There was times I wish I was more like you.I can see how happy it makes your as for going for your dreams and goals. Iwish I could stand up on the stage and get that type of reaction and love 
from the crowd like you do. But I can see that’s your God given talent.

SUNSHINE

But all of the love from the crowd in the world wouldn’t amount to the love 
that I used to get from you when we were younger? I feel that it’s different 
now and we’re growing a part.

QUILT

I would never want you to feel that we’re growing a part.

SUNSHINE

Well that’s just how I feel. As we’ve been getting older, we haven’t been 
seeing eye to eye. It’s like wer’re two opposites now. You don’t think 
outside the box. So now you wanna bring up this issue.  I kind a feel like
you’ve been holding me back…

QUILT

I never meant to…

SUNSHINE

But you did! Now that I know that you’ve been the reason to be holding me

back. Keeping me from succeeding my dreams.  Honestly, I don’t see myself 
trusting you anymore than I can throw you.  What makes you so intimidated by me? I’m through with you. I’m through with your patronizing, your ridicule, your frustration, and your humiliation.  Sometimes you make me depressed more than. So what it’s gonna be, or are have to depart and go our separate ways?

QUILT

I don’t care what you are anymore.  You can be the silliest clown you can beif that’s what you want.  I’m through trying to persuade you what to do with your life.  You’re your own light bulb. You can find your own light and your own path of life.

SUNSHINE

So it’s really come to this now, huh? Well so be it then.  I wish you the best 
of luck and I will always love you.  But I have to see the light in my own
time and not let lie pass me big like you have and be miserable and take it 
out on the next happy person because you feel misery loves company.  I 
appreciate you taking care of me all this time for me to go for me dreams 
and do what’s right for me!

QUILT

(apologizing)

Oh, well it’s like that.  I’m sorry that if it felt that way, or if I came off that way, but I honesly ove you from the bottom of my heart.  You’re like th 
brotheri never had and I wish you the best for you.  Go for it!  I’m sorry if it 
felt like I was holding you back. Sorry for humiliating you.  You just do you 
and be happy.  I wish you the best. I hope you don’t always hate me.  You 
do the talent show. You don’t have a lot of time. I really love you, man.

SUNSHINE

I love you, too.  This is my thing I have to do for me to be happy.

QUILT

I know.

(SUNSHINE’S light brighten to a peak that has never shined before.)

THE END

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