Friends (2008)

 

A Play by Ramiro B.

 

 

CHARACTERS:

BILLY, the toy car, ageless  BOB, the toy soldier, ageless   He only has one leg.

 

SETTING: In a toy box as long as arm to arm

TIME:

Night, 9:00pm, Friday, February 12th, 1992

 

AT RISE: It’s just a normal day in the toy box. Toys having fun, cars racing, and toys having conversation

 

 

BILLY

Look I’ve got a map!!

 

BOB

What kind of map?

 

BILLY

The one to go to the Wizard’s house.

 

BOB

What? Where did you get that from?

 

BILLY

From Wing the Airplane

 

BOB

Who’s that?

 

BILLY

You know the airplane that came ten days ago.

 

BOB

Did he give it to you that day?

 

BILLY

No, he gave it to me today.

 

BOB

(Aside) Stupid airplane!  (To Billy)   So what are you going to do with it?

 

BILLY

Welllll….I was going to use it.

 

BOB

Oh no you’re not.

 

BILLY

Why not?

 

BOB

Cuz I said so.

 

BILLY

Why? Give me a reason why I shouldn’t.  Cuz you said, so what, are you my Dad?

 

BOB

No. But I am older and have more experience than you.

 

BILLY

Alright Mr. O.G. Tell me why I shouldn’t.

 

BOB

Because there’s things outside of this toy box that are more dangerous than you can even imagine.

 

BILLY

Like what kind of things?

 

BOB

Like cars, dogs, humans, and rats, but rats ain’t that dangerous really, if you really think about it, but the rest are.

 

BILLY

There’re cars right here and dogs, what are you talking about?

 

BOB

I’m talking about REAL cars and REAL dogs. The ONE’S that eat you!

 

BILLY

Who cares about them. At the end I’ll be a real car though.

 

BOB

But what if the Wizard tricks you and doesn’t make you a REAL CAR?

BILLY

He won’t because I’ll be one of the last toys that goes to see him.

 

BOB

But why do you want to go right now?

 

BILLY

Because the Wizard is dying and will die in a couple of days to be certain. At

least a week.

 

BOB

So what if you do become a REAL car, what then?

 

BILLY

I don’t know, I’ll just be a car that will be used everyday.

 

BOB

See you don’t even know what your going to do when you’re supposedly a car.

 

BILLY

So who cares? You’re just jealous.

 

BOB

Why didn’t you answer my question about the Wizard, huh?

 

BILLY

Because I don’t know if the Wizard will trick alright? Happy? You’re right, I’m

wrong.

 

BOB

No I’m not happy until you forget about your crazy thoughts about going to the

Wizard’s house.

 

BILLY

How do you know so much about the Wizard?

 

BOB

Because I hear so many stories about the Wizard and… (Silence)

 

BILLY

And what?

 

BOB

Never mind.

 

BILLY

Come on, TELL me.

 

BOB

OK. When I was your age I tried to go to the Wizard’s house. On my way there a dog came out of nowhere. A dog came out-

 

BILLY

(Interrupting) So that’s why you don’t have a leg.

 

BOB

Yes that’s why I don’t have a leg. The dog chewed it off.

 

BILLY

So that’s why you don’t want me to go.

 

BOB

Yes, you finally understand.

 

BILLY

I understand, but do you know how it feels to be real?

 

BOB

No, do you?

 

BILLY

I don’t but I want to learn. How does it feel to be real? I want to learn how to feel the breeze hitting me when I’m driving down the street.  Can you imagine all the attention I’d get?  Don’t you want to feel real?

 

BOB

I did, but now I can’t.

 

BILLY

But what if you could become a real soldier?

 

BOB

I can but I only have one leg and the Wizard might make me into a real soldier

but one without a leg.

 

BILLY

But what if he didn’t? What if he doesn’t trick? Imagine you being real, fighting in a war, jumping out of airplanes!  Will you come?

 

BOB

Wellllll….

 

BILLY

Come on. It never hurts to try, and even the Wizard might feel good and make

you a soldier with two legs.  You’re my best friend.  We should always stick together like peanut butter and jelly.

 

BOB

Alright. We’ll go on one condition.

 

BILLY

What?

 

BOB

If you let me drive you when you’re a real car.

 

BILLY

Alright.

 

(THE END)

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