A Play by Jerry

CHARACTERS:

Geez,  a Wolf, 3 years old (18 in human yrs)        BEAST, a Gorilla, GEEZ is his best friend

SETTING:

One of the worst neighborhoods of the huge city of Killzone, in a cave. It
is a broke down cave with holes, blood on the floor, and walls. There are
skeletons, trash tossed around by a dusty breeze. You can hear animals
howling, sirens. The air smells of cheap and expensive cologne, sewers,  burnt rubber and dead animals.

TIME: 9:00am, summer
AT RISE:

Geez is standing there in front of the cave, waiting)


GEEZ
I want to move, me, my family and Big Bill to a private island. Because we live in one of the worst neighborhoods in the city of Killzone. There are too many Thieves and Haters here, They are always causing trouble, by making fun of animals, and walking behind them mimicking them. The thieves mug animals for their hard earned geetz, they steal their food, and they hold weaker animals for ransom. If we were to move to the private island, it would be more peaceful. We would avoid all the trouble. Unfortunately, I have a problem of being a carnivore and I wanna change my ways, By moving I feel like I can accomplish changing that, and become a vegetarian.
(BEAST, the Gorilla, arrives. They nod at each other)

BEAST
Wussup, Geez?

GEEZ
Man, I got some good news.

BEAST
Wut’s ha’nin?

GEEZ
Uh… remember Big Bill?

BEAST

Yea…yea, I remember him. What about him?

GEEZ

He goan help me move to a private island?

BEAST

What?!

GEEZ

And he comin’ wit me

BEAST

When all this get planned out?!

GEEZ

We been talkin’ bout it for a week now.

BEAST

Why you (ain’t) tellin’ me til now?

GEEZ

We didn’t make it official til last night

BEAST

Wow (noddin his head) You know what that means?

GEEZ
What? …we should party?

BEAST
(sarcastic) Pretty funny. But forreal, you know what that means?

GEEZ
What?

BEAST

We ain’t goan see each other anymore

GEEZ

Yea, we is. You can come visit. You, your wife, Lady, and yo lii brother Trap

BEAST

Like that’s goan ever happen. We can’t afford to go out there, that’s hella far from this city.

GEEZ

Man, we’ll think of somethin’

BEAST

Geez,  I got somethin’ to tell you.

GEEZ

Wut, you on your period?! Why you getting’ an attitude all of a sudden? Yu mad cuz I’m

BEAST
Why don’t you listen to what I gotta say first?

GEEZ

What you got to say, let me hear it.

BEAST

Me and Big Bill planned for bigger and better things earlier today

GEEZ

(mouth hanging open) What?!!

BEAST

We goan get a huge spot wit da ropes to swing on, and da waterfall, over on the nicer part of the city.

GEEZ

(furious) Big Bill didn’t tell you ‘bout our plans?

BEAST

So, now you Mr. Get Bad?! You ain’t happy for me?

GEEZ

We’ve known each other since we was teenagers back at the zoo, and you gonna play me like this?

BEAST

Ain’t nobody playin’ you! I didn’t even know yaw had plans. I just met Big Bill up because this morning, one of my friends, Mice, told me about my neighbor, and said he got robbed last night. (Geez starts to react)  I don’t want Trap to become friends with the Thieves and Haters and become one of them. And since I figure Big Bill is worth thousands of geetz, I gave him a deal and he agreed.  

GEEZ
What kind of deal?

BEAST

I told him how I have a lot of respect around the neighborhood, that if he bought the place for me and my family, that if return he would have respect from everybody that respects me. I told him the key to success was respect, and that if he didn’t have respect, he was a nobody. So we both agree to scratch each other’s backs.

GEEZ

Why he goan do me like that? He shady! I told him that I would take him with my family in return.

BEAST

Guess he recognizes a better deal when he hears one.

GEEZ

BEAST
(angry) Guess so

GEEZ

I’ma go talk to Big Bill ‘bout this.

BEAST

Me too.

They Exit

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