A Play by Stephanie V.

CHARACTERS:

GONZY the polar bear, age 18 KENSY the penguin, age 42

SETTING:

An island in the North Pole and there’s a lot of ice.  The island is surrounded by trees.  It smells fresh like pine trees and at the same time it smells like fish and   dead animals.  It sounds like ice crashing and the sound of the water running.  It feels cold and it’s raining and cloudy. 

TIME: March, 7:00 a.m.  When the sun is rising.

AT RISE:

Kensy is in the tree sitting down.  Gonzy is sitting in the tree too. 


GONZY
(urgently) Good morning mother.  I really need to talk to you. 

KENSY
What is it honey?  Is it really that important?

GONZY
Yes mother I wanted to talk to you about me having these bad feelings.  So I am planning to move away from this place with the rest of the animals.

KENSY
But I don’t understand why?  Is there something going on that I should know about?  Because you know that you can trust me and I don’t like it when you hide secrets from me and you know I’ll support you on anything you need.

GONZY
I know that you will, but I just can’t tell you why but I can tell you that we’re in danger and that this place is not going to be safe in 10 minutes.

KENSY
So what do you want me to do?

GONZY
I want you to gather all your stuff and be ready to go with me and the rest of us. 

KENSY
And why should I get my stuff just because you’re telling me to do it.  I got things to do now I don’t have time to be doing that. 

GONZY
But you don’t understand that I am growing up and I really want to protect all these animals because I really care about them and I don’t want them to go through a really depressed life because when you lose someone really special it’s really sad and it hurts and it really does affect their lives.  So by saving these innocent animals it’s going to make me feel like a hero because I want all the
animals to be happy and safe.  So now I am going to gather all the animals and put them on an iceberg to go to a safer place.

KENSY
I understand that you really care about these animals, but I just think this is too much of a responsibility for you.  You should just care about yourself, not other animals.   And I do understand that you’re growing up, but I am just not going to leave like that.  I have a life too.  I need to take care of my family because I’ve been depressed for a long time because of your sister’s death.  She meant everything to me. 

GONZY
I feel that you’re being responsible, but now I feel betrayed because I thought you were going to come with me, but you just turn your back on me.  I can’t believe that!  My own mother, after what we been through and me trusting you.

KENSY
It’s not about me turning my back.  You just have to understand me that I lived here for a lot of years and this island means a lot to me and I just can’t decide to leave like this and I do care about you and I love you, but I am just going to stay.

GONZY
I feel crushed, and I feel you’re not making the right choices.  And I am sorry I am going to have to tell you this, but the reason that I told you to come with me was because the shark is going to come and there’s something else about the shark that you don’t know, but now I feel is the right time to tell you.  The shark was the one who killed my sister.

KENSY
Oh my God!  Why didn’t you tell me?

GONZY
I didn’t tell you because I didn’t want you to freak out and feel more depressed.  So now that you know the truth, let’s go and leave this place.

KENSY
I am sorry I am going to tell you this but I am going to stay because the shark is coming and I know he killed my daughter so I am going to let him kill me too so I can go through the same pain my daughter went through and can just go with her in Heaven because she meant everything to me and now I won’t have to go through this tough life I’ve been through without her.  So this means goodbye and I wish you the best and hurry up and save all these animals and remember you’re always going to be in my heart.  I love you.

GONZY
I feel shocked.  I never thought you were going to choose to die.  I am really disappointed.  I thought you were going to be more stronger than that.  But I respect your decision even though I don’t want you to die, because you’re the only one that I trust and I love you very much, and I’m really going to miss you.

THE END

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