A Play by Alexandriah

CHARACTERS:

Snazzle Dazzle the Star- age 400 billion years old and Breathtaking the Air-age: Been around forever…

HABITAT:

A black hole, the color of a freshly paved road.Before they got sucked into the black hole together they heard firey comets speeding by at speeds unknown,like the sounds airplanes make but now the slience is so silent you could hear a cricket.

FAMILIES:

Snazzle Dazzle’s mother is another star. Her father is the sun and her sister is a planet. Breathtaking’s family are her cousin, a plastic bag and her brother a bubble.

AT RISE:

Snazzle Dazzle is short of breath and is asking breathtaking for help out of the black hole


SNAZZLE DAZZLE

Breathtaking, please, I need help!
As bad as I want to stay here with you, I’m starting to choke up. I feel close to burning out. I need to get out of this black hole. You’re suffocating me.

BREATHTAKING

Snazzle Dazzle,I see you need help and want to leave but what about my needs and wants. Don’t you care?

SNAZZLE DAZZLE

Obviously I do. We have been in this black hole for I don’t know how many years. We’ve had so much fun together, dodging stray comets and what not, which was fine with me until I started choking up and  catching glimpses of the family I faintly remember. I feel like I should get out of here before it’s too late. I want so bad to see my family one last time, if anymore at all. I need to show them I have changed and hopefully get some acceptance from them. I feel as if I’m coming close to fizzling out and I must see my family one last time.

BREATHTAKING

I understand that. I just don’t see why now of all times you want to leave and find your family. They must have been looking for you because you’re a rockstar… but what if they’ve given up and don’t want anything to do with you?
Haven’t we had fun?

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
Yes, we have but…

BREATHTAKING
Don’t you consider me family?

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
Yes, but….

 BREATHTAKING
I understand that you have this family that you are longing for, but what about me?

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
I never thought of that?

BREATHTAKING

I have no one to find. No one to look for and definitely no family to looking for me.

SNAZZLE DAZZLE

( Confused, Snazzle Dazzle turns away from Breathtaking and begins to think.)

I want to leave the black hole where I can be seen as a bright shining star and see my family who I didn’t necessarily get along with, but comforted me in times of need.  But how do I leave my best friend behind to be alone?
( Talking to Breathtaking now) Breathtaking,I understand why you want me to stay but can you please try to understand why I need to leave. I can’t breathe hardly at all and I will only be able to if I get away from you.
Breathtaking, you’re my best friend.You need to at least understand where I am coming from.

 BREATHTAKING
I do understand, okay!
There’s just no way I can survive without you.

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
What do you mean? There’s no way I can survive with you.

BREATHTAKING
Well alright,there’s something I’ve been meaning to say. Snazzle, if you leave me then I am going to evaporate into nothing. I will have no volume left in me and will start to disintegrate if you’re not here to breathe me in and blow me back out with your chemicals that are giving me volume with each breath you take.

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
Well, if this was the case why didn’t you say something before I was so set on on finding my family and so ready for us to re-connect our gases? Or better yet, before I began  to lose my fire and suffer?

BREATHTAKING
You know what? I have been contemplating on telling you for awhile but I didn’t want to do what I am making you  do right now, which is take it out on me. I was just  going to let you leave and let myself die, but I dont want to let you go. This whole time I felt like we were having alot of fun, but I guess I’ve never realized that maybe, just maybe, our ideas of fun are different. 

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
Don’t get me wrong, I have been having a blast with you- but my health is at risk. I could burn out any day and never be with you again. How am I ever gonna choose between leaving to survive and finding my family, or to stay for you to survive and  to have the closest thing to family you know?

BREATHTAKING
You’re telling me all of this like if you leave and find your family you can come back to see me. Snazzle, you won’t be able to. I’ll die within days of your departure.

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
Don’t get me wrong, that’s the last thing I want to happen. I would hate to leave you knowing you’ll disintegrate, but what am I supposed to do?
I have this need to show my family that I have changed. I am no longer the manipulative, rude, explosive star I once was. I feel that if I don’t have the chance to show my family what I have become now I will never get the chance.(Snazzle is starting to cough and choke up alot more and beginning to lose her breath)

BREATHTAKING
I totally understand everything you’re going through. I apologize but there’s nothing I can do. Snazzle I want you to know that if I could prevent myself from taking your breath away I would. I just want you to know I need you here with me to survive. It’s not just a friendship anymore. I have become dependent on you.

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
I know I haven’t always had the kindest gases seeping out of me but I do want you to know that I care. I just need you to realize that it’s a “lose-lose” situation here. No matter what happens one of us is going to pass away.

BREATHTAKING
Honestly, I understand where you’re coming from. I feel like I have been so selfish…all along I have known a way out .

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
What?!

BREATHTAKING
I don’t know what else to say but I’m sorry.

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
That means nothing to me.

BREATHTAKING

This whole time I have been causing you to suffer by choking you and also causing you to suffer by keeping you here.I will lead you out of this black hole. Come with me.

SNAZZLE DAZZLE
Why have you done this to me? ( coughing and panting)
You want to let me leave all of a sudden when I am basically dead? I thought our friendship was better than this.Show me the way out right now, please. I don’t want to be surrounded by you any longer.
( Breathtaking leads Snazzle to the portal which is
like a vaccum to suck her ou
t)

BREATHTAKING
I hope you can find your…

(Before she can finish Snazzle shoots herself into the portal.)

SNAZZLE DAZZLE

I tried to find my family and before I knew it my father was shining brilliantly in front of me and  my mother and sister were right next to him,but they wouldn’t even listen to me. They gave me fiery feedback to everything I said.It was at that point that I realized my friend had been right the whole time. At that very moment I began to panic and decided to go back and try to find the blackhole that I was sucked into so long ago.

(While searching for the spot in the black hole in which she was originally sucked into, she explodes in a fierce explosion and burns out. At that very moment inside of the  black hole,Breathtaking’s last bit of volume disolves.)

THE END

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