A Play by Miguel C.

Performance:May, 2005
Hillcrest Juvenile Hall, San Mateo


CHARACTERS: Sunny the Sun and Pluto the Planet. Sunny is the oldest brother.

PLACE: They are in space, in Pluto’s place. It smells like fresh air and you could feel the fresh air through your body. There’s a lot of light because Sunny’s there and there’s also a lot of rocks floating around.

TIME: It is very early in the morning. Is like around 6:00 in the morning in Pluto’s world.

AT RISE: Pluto is drooling, barely waking up and Sunny is flying towards him.



Sunny:
 

(Sunny is nervous and talking very fast.) Wake up you lazy kid. I need to tell you something very important.

 
Pluto:
 

(Lazy and talking very slowly.) What are you doing here so early? What? Are you ready to play already?

   
Sunny:
 

(Sunny ignores his questions) I need to talk to you and I’ve only got 20 minutes.

   
Pluto:
 

(Getting out of bed.) What are you talking about?

   
Sunny:
 

(He ignores his question again.) I said, I really need to talk to you so get up and stop being lazy!! Would you?!!

   
Pluto:
 

(Pluto is being very ignorant.) Do you know who you are talking to like that? I’m the all star player of all space!!!

   
Sunny:
 

(Losing his patience.) What do you mean you’re the all star of the whole space?! There’s only one living thing where you live and that’s you!!!

   
Pluto:
 

(Pluto is now throwing rocks through a black hole.) Strike one, strike two, one more and your out. This is really fun, you know. Do you want to play? You could be the batter.

   
Sunny:
 

I only have 15 minutes left now so would you shut up and listen?

   
Pluto:
 

Is this one of your jokes?

   
Sunny:
 

If you don’t be quiet I’m going to throw this rock at you!!

   
Pluto:
 

Does that mean I have to go take cover?

   
Sunny:
 

No, it means that if you don’t shut up I’m going to put a tape on your mouth!!

   
Pluto:
 

So that means that I’m going to have to run, right?

   
Sunny:
 

I’m going to die Pluto. I’m going to die!!

   
Pluto:
 

You look fine to me. The only thing that doesn’t look right is that big pimple in your face.

   
Sunny:
 

Well if I do die soon, remember that it was your fault

   
Pluto:
 

(Pluto looks confused.) Are you being serious about this? You look like you are but I don’t think you are.

   
Sunny:
 

(Talking to himself.) I knew I wasn’t going to be able to tell my problems to you. I just knew it.

   
Pluto:
 

What did you say?

   
Sunny:
 

I said that I knew I was not going to be able to tell you my problem.

   
Pluto:
 

What problem? (Pluto is very shocked and confused.) If it is really important brother, you just have to let it out.

   
Sunny:
 

(Scared) I only have 10 minutes left. I don’t think that I could explain it to you in ten minutes.

   
Pluto:
 

The sooner you let it out the better. Come on, just tell me!! You think I want to live knowing that it was my fault you died?!

   
Sunny:
 

All right, all right. You just need to listen very closely.

   
Pluto:
 

O.K. but hurry up!!

   
Sunny:
 

The reason that I haven’t played with you is because I’ve been trying to rest so I could have more energy and live longer. But you’ve been getting in my way by not letting me rest. This is my last day to rest and if don’t I would lose my energy and eventually die. I couldn’t rest because I have to travel and give light to our big brother, Monny. What? Don’t tell me you don’t remember our big brother, Monny.

   
Pluto:
 

How can I forget about him? He’s the one who raised me. I’m sorry Sunny. I don’t know what to say. I feel confused, lost, upset. I don’t know what to say.

   
Sunny:
 

Good because I don’t know want you to say anything right now. I just need you to be quiet. Think about what I’ve told you and let me rest.

   
Pluto:
 

Sunny?

   
Sunny:
 

I said be quiet and let me rest!

   
Pluto:
 

But I need to tell you my problem. I need to get it out of my chest.

   
Sunny:  

(Sunny now looks confused.) Your telling me that you have something to tell me?

     
Pluto:  

Yeah.

     
Sunny:  

Well you have five minutes. Make it useful, okay.

     
Pluto:  

I haven’t been letting you rest because I always wanted to spend time with you. I wanted to be part of the family because with out you I feel lonely and lost.

     
Sunny:  

(Sunny looks confused and thinks about it for a minute.) You know what, that made me feel a lot better. I always thought that you just didn’t know when to be quiet. (Pause) But I really have to rest. Think about what you just told me and tell me what we can do when I wake up, okay?

     
Pluto:  

No, we need to come up with a resolution right now.

     
Sunny:  

Well, shut up and think about what we can do about this. (Pause) That’s it!! By me resting I would get more energy, more light so that you won’t get lost because my light would be able to reach you!! So that means I can take you with me to travel!!!

     
Pluto:  

That’s a great idea brother.

(They give each other a big hug.)

Oh my good brother, the five minutes already past!! You need to get your rest. Now you get your sleep and while you sleep I’ll pack up my stuff. (aside) The only thing I need to pack up is my rocks.

     
  The End.
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