A Play by Veronica V.

CHARACTERS:

1)  Dirtabox the garbage box, male, 17 years old.  Dirtabox is in a cabinet in a kitchen.  He’s been in this cabinet for sixteen years and the only person he talks to is his sister, Clearisil. 

2)  Clearisil the window, female, 19 years old.  Clearisil is on top of the sink on top of a cabinet.  She has a beautiful view and the only person she talks to is her brother, Dirtabox. 

Dirtabox is lonely in the cabinet and he feels like a prisoner.  Clearisil’s feelings always depend on the view. 

SETTING:

A kitchen, like a normal kitchen.  It has a microwave, a stove, a refrigerator, a toaster, a table, and lots of cabinets everywhere.  Dirtabox lives in a small, smelly hot cabinet.  Dirtabox lives in this cabinet with a bottle of Windex and a bottle of soap.  Clearisil has a view where you can see outside.  You could see the beautiful clouds and sun, you could see many birds flying around.  You could see across the street and see more houses and people passing by and see the front lawn. 

TIME:

In the morning on June 13, Friday, 3000.

AT RISE:

It’s a normal beautiful morning.  The sunrise starts to rise and the bright sun wake up the window.  Dirtabox wakes up in the morning, still feels tired, but he can see the sunlight through the crack in the cabinet and this wakes him up. 


Clearisil

Dirtabox… Dirtabox… Are you awake yet?

Dirtabox

Yes, I’ve been awake.  The bright sun woke me up again. 

Clearisil

Ya… I know what you’re talking about.  It woke me up too.  The sun this morning looks so beautiful…

Dirtabox

For real?  Tell me more, tell me more. 

Clearisil

You should see it, the sun is very bright and you could hear birds singing their wings off.

Dirtabox

Yeah, I could hear them.  They sound so beautiful.

Clearisil

The school kids are all coming out and they are all on the way to school.  They look so happy with their backpacks and their books in one hand and lunch box in the other.

Dirtabox

Oh.  I could picture the kids… I bet they have a look on their face like they are full of life. 

Clearisil

Ya, they do.  Today is going to be a beautiful day.  The sky is so clear.  No sign of clouds anywhere. 

(While they were talking the owners of the house walk into the kitchen for breakfast.  Then they took the garbage out and the man made a comment about getting a new garbage can to his wife and Dirtabox overheard the conversation.)

Dirtabox

Oh no.

Clearisil

What?

Dirtabox

What do you mean, what?  Didn’t you hear them?

Clearisil

Honestly, No.  I was too busy looking outside.

Dirtabox

They were talking about it.

Clearisil

About what?  What is it?

Dirtabox

They’re going to get rid of me.

Clearisil

What do you mean they’re getting rid of you?

Dirtabox

Yes, Clear.  They said they were getting a new garbage can.  My worst fear is coming true. 

(Dirtabox at this point is scared.  He didn’t know what to do.) 

Dirtabox (to himself)

Oh no… thrown away myself, why?  Now why does my worst fear has to happen today?  I haven’t even saw the view yet.  The view I’ve been waiting to see I’m not going to be able to see it.  I’ve been waiting sixteen years to see the view.  I’ve been in this smelly, hot, small cabinet. 

Dirtabox

No!  I can’t let this happen.

Clearisil

Let what happen?

Dirtabox

My worst fear.  My worst fear can’t happen before I accomplish my wish.

Clearisil

What’s that?  What is your wish?

Dirtabox

Since I’ve been in this cabinet, I’ve been hearing you talk about the view and I’ve been waiting to see the view.

Clearisil

I could keep telling you about the view.

Dirtabox

That’s not what I want.  I mean I love that you’ve been telling me about the view, but I want to see it for myself.  You know what?

Clearisil

No, What?

Dirtabox

I’m going to do it.

 Clearisil

Do what?

Dirtabox

I’m going to get out of this cabinet today and I’m going to see the view.

Clearisil (to herself)

Oh No… Why am I feeling this way?  Why do I feel scared?  I feel bad because I don’t want him to get out of the cabinet.   

Clearisil

No.  You can’t get out.

Dirtabox

Why not?

Clearisil

Umm… because.

Dirtabox

What do you mean?

Clearisil

Uhhhhh… I mean you don’t have to get out.  Ummm.  I mean, I don’t even think they will get rid of you.

Dirtabox

They are!  They are going to get rid of me.  They said it themselves. 

Clearisil

No, I mean, they have had you for sixteen years and haven’t got rid of you.  Why will they do it today?

Dirtabox

What you mean?  Are you hearing what’s coming out of my mouth?  I want to get out.  I want to see the view. 

Clearisil

You can’t.

Dirtabox

Why don’t you want me to get out?

Clearisil

I don’t know.  Why?

Dirtabox

What you mean?

Clearisil

I mean, I do want you to get out.  But I feel scared.

Dirtabox

Scared of what?  What are you scared of?

Clearisil

I guess I’m scared to lose you.

Dirtabox

How will you lose me?  I mean, what are you talking about, losing me?

Clearisil

I feel like if you get out you won’t pay attention to me.  You won’t be interested in me.  I mean I feel like you would be more interested in the view.

Dirtabox

No silly Sil.  You won’t lose me.  I mean, I am going to be interested in the view.  But you’re my sister.  I will always love you no matter what.

Clearisil

For real?

Dirtabox

Yes silly.  In the cabinet or out, my feelings for you won’t change no matter what. 

Clearisil

Oh… you love me?

Dirtabox

Yes.  I do.  You’re my sister.

Clearisil

You made my wish come true.

Dirtabox

What’s that?

Clearisil

To be loved.

Dirtabox

See, I gave you your wish.  Now can you help me with mine?

Clearisil

How do I do that?

Dirtabox

By having your support.

Clearisil

Yes, you have my support. 

Dirtabox

Even though I’m getting out, you could still tell me about the view and how you feel about it.  And I could tell you about it too. 

(Dirtabox rocks himself back and forth to push the cabinet doors open.  He tells Windex and soap to spill themselves on the ground so it could become slippery and he slides himself out of the cabinet and ends up on the other side of the window.)

Dirtabox

Yes!  I finally did it.  I got to see the view. 

(Dirtabox got to see the sun come down and then rise up.  He got be out for a complete 24 hours to see everything.  Sunrise, sunset, moon, and stars.  Then he saw the owner of the house walk in the kitchen with a new garbage can and he knew that the garbage can was replacing him.  He says bye to Clearisil and made her feel love.)

Dirtabox

Always remember that I love you no matter what happens. 

THE END

Extra Writing/Inserts

Addition to characters:

Dirtabox’s whole life that he has been in the closet he grew attached to his sister because how he feels like he is a prisoner in the cabinet.  His sister has informed him about many things like things that happen outside of the cabinets.  So he’s grown up his whole life listening to his sister talk about the outdoors, about reality and life.  The same way how he likes to listen, she tells him.  They really have nothing else to do.  And he remembers how it looks in the outside when he was one year old, he was brought there and put in a cabinet and he has not seen the outside since so he only has a few memories about how it looks.  To keep those memories alive, his sister informs him and reminds him about how it looks outside. 

Monologue: Dirtabox

If I don’t do it today, I would never get the courage to get out of this smelly small hot cabinet.  I guess I decided to get out of the cabinet today because I was thinking about what my sister was telling me and I remember when I was one I use to see kids run around happy and joyful.  I got tired of hearing my sister tell me about how it looks outside.  I mean, I love it when she tells me about it, but I just have to see it for myself again.  So I could feel in touch with my past.  So I could feel happy, joyful, free, informed about what’s happening in the world like I once did when I was young at age 1. 

Aside

Dirtabox feels that he is a prisoner in the cabinet.  He feels sad, lonely, has nobody to love him.  He wants to get out of the cabinet to feel free.  To feel like he ain’t missing out of anything and so he could see that view and he could change his feeling because when he is in the cabinet he only feels lonely and sad and if he gets out he could be able to feel different.  When he is out of the cabinet, he would be able to look around and see what is happening around him.  He could feel different, have a wandering free mind, unlike when he was in the cabinet, he would just think about getting out and just feel sad, lonely, depressed.  Getting out would make him feel free and feel like he could live life and not be a prisoner. 

Monologue, Clearisil

 Today, in the morning, it is a sunny day outside.  I look outside and it looks so beautiful.  I could see many different people just walked by me.  Everybody looks so happy and joyful.  There is so many kids playing outside.  When I see the kids play and laugh and have a good time it makes me feel so good about myself.  In the afternoon it starts to rain.  I don’t know why but when it starts to rain I feel so sad and depressed.  It make me feel like crying.  It make me wonder why it rains. 

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