A Play by Georgie G.

Performance: November, 2002
Hillcrest Juvenile Hall, San Mateo


Time:9:00 o’clock in the morning, the first day of spring, two days before Jordan’s trip.
Place: In the living room of Jordan’s San Francisco apartment. There is a big screen tv, a blue couch, a piano, and a coffee table.
At Rise: Jordan is in his living room, cleaning,vaccuming, dusting and sweeping everything. He is packing his bags for a trip. He is packing clothes, his compass, a water flask, binoculars, rolls of film,suntan lotion, and bug repellant. Timberland is making breakfast…eggs, toast, and fresh squeezed orange juice.-Timberland’s son Felix in watching his favorite show…The Simpsons.

 



Timber
-land:

Breakfast is ready. (Sees Jordan packing) (Jordan is silent) What are you doing? How come you’re packing all that stuff for. Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, don’t tell me you’re actually going to leave somewhere?

Jordan:

Don’t you know we’re going on a trip? You need to get your socks and laces packed ASAP!

Timber
-land:
Wait a minute, what do you mean we’re going on a trip? (Tim looks confused) I thought you were going by yourself?
Jordan:

(angrily) By myself? No! You and Felix are coming with me.

Timber
-land:

You know I can’t come with you. We already talked about this. I have to stay here and take care of my boy. I don’t want Felix to grow up going place to place all over the world. That won’t be good for him.

Jordan: Why don’t you bring Felix too. I think it will be a wonderful experience for your child. He will love it over there.
Timber
-land:
How do you know? You have never been to Europe in your life! Don’t you know how dangerous it is over there? They have crazy governments and the laws are all upside down. You don’t even know any other languages to get around with. This is just a bad idea Jordan, a bad idea!
Jordan:

(Not worried,continues packing his things)
Oh, stop being so negative. It’s not that bad. It might be a little different than here, but I think we need a change in our life. Don’t you? Aren’t you tired of living here in this ghetto? Aren’t you sick of all the crime an homeless shoes all over our sidewalks.? And by the way, I know some other languages. I watch foreign films all the time. And besides, people speak English all over the world. (continues packing.)

Timber
-land:
So you are actually serious with……going on this trip? Have you stopped and thought just for one moment what’s going to happen to me and Felix? (sad and disappointed) We are going to be homeless and living out on the cold and dangerous curbs with the rest of all the dangerous and homeless shoes.
Jordan: Of course I thought about that! How could I forget about you guys. You are the only family I’ve got. That’s why you have to come with me. You know I wouldn’t have any fun without you guys. I love Felix just as much as my own son, and you as my brother.
Timber
-land:
Yeah, I know you do, but I just don’t think this is a good idea.
Jordan: What, you think me leaving by myself is a better one. You know I would never leave you guys. I want all of us to stay together. We have been together practically forever. Ever since when we were young and our parents died from the horrible volcanic eruption that killed every shoe in California, I didn’t leave you. And now we have to stay together too. So now I’m asking you to help me like I helped you. There’s no way I’m leaving without you.
Timber
-land:
Well, I guess I would have to agree with you there. Maybe it wouldn’t be a great idea to separate from each other, but I still don’t know about this.
Jordan: Cmon Timberland, don’t you want to see more of the world and meet new shoes. Try different foods or learn more about other heritages?
Timber
-land:
Allright, suppose we do go to Europe, who’s going to watch over the house and take care of things around here when we’re gone? We can’t just leave because some burglars might try to break in while were gone. Have you thought about that?
Jordan: I’m way ahead of you Tim, my pal. George is going to watch the house, water our plants, check the mail, take care of the bills and things.
Timber
-land:
OK, let me just ask you one more thing. What do you plan on doing about paying all our traveling expenses? We don’t have enough money to survive for more than a month.
Jordan: Well, you might not have it, but I’ve been saving up since last summer for this trip. Money is not the problem here. The only problem is that you need to pack your things.
Timber
-land:
Hmm, well allright, you’ve talked me into it, but the only reason why I’m coming is because you do make a good point on staying together and not separating. You know I don’t know what I’d do if something happened to you. You’ve always been there for me and now I’m going to be here for you. I hope Felix is going to be happy with our decision.!
     
    The End.
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