A Play by Abdel V.

Performance:May 21, 2005
Hillcrest Juvenile Hall, San Mateo
Playwright Instructor: Dave Garrett


Setting:
Forest. Lots of green trees, brown ground. Light shines through the trees; kind of foggy. Different types of animals like bears, lions, coyotes, rabbits, deer and squirrels wandering around. Birds are chirping, the air is fresh, the water is fresh. You can smell the fresh soil.

Time:
It’s noon, the sun is brightly shining through the trees. Springtime.

At Rise:
Chopz, the Falcon is on top of Woodie, the pine tree, talking to him about their wishes.

 



Chopz:
 

Hey Woodie, Bro, I heard that there’s a genie somewhere that can grant me a special wish.

 
Woodie:
 

Yeah I know, I think some squirrel was telling me something about that.

   
Chopz:
 

Yeah Bro, that would be hella sick. I would finally get to talk to my grandfather…

   
Woodie:
 

But, hey homie, I wanted to ask you if you could go to Mt. Everest with me. You know I’m dying and I only have a couple hours to live and I…

   
Chopz:
 

Check this out though Bro, my genie also should be leaving in a couple hours. This could be my only chance to talk to my grandfather! You know I would never leave you to die, but this is my only chance.

   
Woodie:
 

This is mine also! You’re not the only one with a damn wish you know!

   
Chopz:
 

But check this out, this is something that I’ve wanted all my life.

   
Woodie:
 

Yeah but I’m going to die, there will never be another chance for me, but you might have another wish.

   
Chopz:
 

Why do you need me to go so desperately?

   
Woodie:
 

You are the only person that I have left. I would want you to be there if I died on Everest. You’ve become a part of me. I can’t go through this without you.

   
Chopz:
 

You know I never really had anybody in my life except you or my grandfather.   And when my grandfather died, right before he gave me his last words,   I felt like my grandfather wasn’t the only one who died…a part of me died also…I’m looking to restore that part that died.

   
Woodie:
 

You mentioned that your grandfather and I were the only people you had left. Well, unfortunately your grandfather passed away and now I’m at the end of my road.   Doesn’t that mean anything to you?

   
Chopz:  

Of course it does!

     
Woodie:
 

Then why won’t you give me the chance to die next to the only person I have left?!?

   
Chopz:
 

You know what?   We can go in search for my genie in your mountain.   Maybe we’ll find my genie there, maybe we won’t, but I’m not going to let someone special die in my life again with unfinished business.

Oh, my god it’s beautiful!   Now I know why you wanted to come here.

   
Woodie:
 

(coughing) We still have to make it to the top.

   
Chopz:
 

Woodie are you alright?   Woodie!   Your leaves are starting to turn brown.

   
Woodie:
 

I-I-I-I-I’m alright.   Just slow down a little will ya?

   
Chopz:
 

But Woodie, your roots are starting to break off and that nasty cough you have seems to be killing you.

   
Woodie:
 

(nasty coughing) We’re almost there, aren’t we Chopz?   Chopz, I’m starting to get really cold.

   
Chopz:
 

Yes! We’re almost there Woodie. Please don’t die on me! Together we can make it.

   
Woodie:
 

(nasty coughing) Don’t worry Chopz, we came this far, I’m not quitting now. (falls to the ground) Uhhh!

   
Chopz:
 

Woodie! C’mon Woodie, a couple more steps.

   
Woodie:
 

(gasps) We’re here.

   
Chopz:
 

See I knew we could make it. Nothing could ever stand in our way.

   
Woodie:
 

(gasping and coughing) Chopz, you didn’t get your wish.

   
Chopz:
 

Woodie, that’s the last thing on my mind right now.   That time has passed. You’re what’s important.

   
Woodie:
 

(coughing) Chopz, I’m sorry but I have to leave.

   
Chopz:
 

No, don’t go! Please don’t go!

   
Woodie:
 

(nasty coughing) Chopz, I’m sorry you didn’t get your wish.

   
Chopz:
 

You know, you gave me more than my wish. You taught me how much my loved ones mean to me. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices in order for things to work out. And things worked out just great.

   
Woodie:  

Your grandfather would’ve been proud.

     
Chopz:
 

Just do me a favor Woodie.

   
Woodie:
 

(in his last moments alive)   Anything.

   
Chopz:  

Tell my grandfather that it never mattered about his last words to me.   I just wanted us three to be together again, just for a couple seconds.   But now I know that if I’m patient, us three will be together someday.  

     
Woodie:  

(last words) I’ll tell him.   Goodbye Chopz.   I’ll watch over you with your grandfather (now he’s dead).

     
Chopz:  

Goodbye Woodie.

   
  The End.
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