A Play by Michael V.

CHARACTERS:

Mean: A T-Rex – 17 years old, Evil: A T-Rex’s shadow – 17 years old

SETTING:

We are at the top of a 20ft. redwood tree.

   
TIME: 10:25 AM – Two hours before the Saurus University of Dinosaur Technology and Arts stops accepting applications for registration.
   
AT RISE:

We see MEAN and EVIL.  MEAN is looking down at a Triceratop and he is pointing at the Treceratop.  Then EVIL looks at the Triceratop.


 MEAN
Hey bra, look at this triceratop, thinkin’ he’s in the right place.

EVIL
Which one?  The one near the hot spring?

MEAN
Yeah.  Yeah, the one near the hot spring.  I want you to go down there and beat him down and tell ‘em who’s gonna be king around here.

EVIL
(recognizes the triceratop, but he keeps it in himself)   I don’t think I should attack this triceratop because he looks like an innocent fellow.  Maybe we should go get a different dinosaur.

MEAN
Why should we get a different dinosaur?  Are you being scared again?

EVIL
I’m never scared.  It’s just that-

MEAN
It’s just that what?  You know him?  Or is it because he’s bigger than you?  We are supposed to be king around here and fight to get more power.

EVIL
I know we supposed to be kings.  I just don’t want to fight this triceratop because….I’m tired.  I’m tired and it’s too early in the morning.

MEAN
You’re tired?!  Did you stay up too late?

EVIL
Yeah.  I was up doin’ paperwork.

MEAN
What kind of paperwork?  I never knew you did paperwork.

EVIL
I always do paperwork on the weekend.

MEAN
Then what kind of paperwork?  You don’t even go to school.  You sure you were doin’ paperwork?

EVIL
I was doin’ paperwork….for some school…it’s nothin’ though.

MEAN
For what school?   You goin’ to school?  And what school?

EVIL
Yeah, I’m tryin’ to go to school.  Is that a problem?

MEAN
(he gives him a dirty look, a mean mug)   A problem?  You gettin smart with me now?  You know kings don’t go to school.

EVIL
(ASIDE)  Should I just tell him why I didn’t want to fight the triceratop?  And also I’m tired of being controlled and doin’ his dirty work, because it’s not gettin’ me nowhere.  It’s just helpin’ him.  I think it’s time to tell him about how I feel.  Here I go…

MEAN
Is there anything you want to tell me?

EVIL
As your friend, I was up last night doin paperwork because I’m trying to get into The Saurus University of Dinosaur Technology and Arts.

MEAN
Why you wanna go to school for?

EVIL
I’m tryin’ to go to school to become a photographer.  Also I can’t keep doin’ this.

MEAN
(with a confused look)  Can’t keep doin’ what?

EVIL
This.  This whole thing of becoming king.  Because it’s not getting me nowhere.  I want to follow my goal of becoming a photographer.

MEAN
I thought you wanted to become king?

EVIL
No, I don’t.  That’s your goal.  I was just helping you to become king as a friend.

MEAN
(with anger)  Okay!  Whatever you say!  I don’t care no more!  Do whatever you want!   (turns away)

EVIL
Why you acting like this?  I was trying to help you out!

MEAN
(turns back)  You wasn’t doing nothing.  I mostly did everything!

EVIL
What are you talking about?  Why you lying for?  I know you mad.  You shouldn’t even get mad because-

MEAN
I am not mad.

EVIL
They why you acting like this?  You should be proud of my dream.

MEAN
Proud of your dream?!?  A second ago you wanted to become king with me and now you don’t.  You playin’ games.  Why didn’t you tell me?  I never saw this comin’, and you think I should proud?  I am not proud because you suppose to be my best friend and tell me everything.  I tell you everything.  I tell you everything important.

EVIL
I’m sorry.  I knew I should’ve told you earlier.  I didn’t tell you earlier because I thought you were going to be angry and not be my friend no more.  I don’t want to lose a best friend like you!   (Pause,)

MEAN
(ASIDE)   I think I shouldn’t even get mad.  Well, actually I should get mad, but he’s still my friend.   (back to Evil)  Why would you think I would stop being your friend?  We will always be friends forever no matter what.  I know I was lying to you, it’s just that you got me mad because you didn’t tell me…but now I know why you didn’t tell me.

EVIL
I am sorry that I was thinking like this.

MEAN
Don’t trip.  I should be sorry too about lying to you.

EVIL
Okay, I also have a confession to make.  I was lying about being tired.  I actually know that triceratop and lied about that too.  The triceratop is the principal of the Saurus University of Dinosaurus Technology and Arts.

MEAN
I know you were lying because you don’t do paperwork on the weekend.  You can’t trick me!  But I feel you about not beating up the triceratop.  Because that was going to mess up your goal.  But if he don’t let you in then you should beat him up.

THE END

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