Untitled Play

 02/27/2016

 by Tyon Bratcher

 


Characters:

Richard the Squirrel.  Nickname, Jealous Rich, male, age 18. 

Dash the Squirrel.  Little brother,  age 14.

Setting: 

Golden Gate Park near a river in a tree trunk.  Birds chirping, dogs barking, people yelling, bikes riding past.

 Time: 

Late Spring      

At Rise:      

All kinds of noises – Birds chirping, dogs barking, river rush.  [Note: Dash and Richard are arguing before they hit the stage.]

Dash and Richard start to approach the stage and take a seat on a log.


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Dash

(Talking at a high pitch voice)  I’m sick of living with these low standards Gawd darnit.  You need to get your head out of your butt hole.

 

Richard

Who the hell are you talking to like that.  Shhhhhhw – you must be losing your mind.

 

Dash

Sorry, but you know you just piss me off how difficult and debateable you are at times – Sheesh –

 

Richard

Yomp.

 

Dash

Is that all you’ve got to say?

 

Richard

(No response.’I don’t care’ face expression.  Moment of silence for 10 seconds.)

(To self) I have this problem.  I want to live this way for the rest of my life, but what’s in my way is my brother wants bigger and better and to try something new.  I want to tell him but at the end he has his own mind and will make his own choices.  I need Dash to still show me love so I can feel cared for.

(To Dash) You know I just feel like you’re rushing and I don’t know if this girl is the right one for you.

 

Dash

Well, I really like her and I can see my future with this girl.  Lets take a walk– 

 

Richard

(Huff and puff)  So where can you find this girl?

 

Dash

She’s over by the water fountains on the other side of the field.

 

Richard

When exactly do you feel you want to overcome this situation?

 

Dash

Well, mating season will end at the end of March sooooo –

 

Richard

Whoa that’s right around the corner.  You should have told me this earlier because that’s only one day.

 

Dash

That’s why I need you to roll with me and quit being so selfish.  Sometimes you just have to want more and have higher hopes.

 

Richard

(Sighs)  Fine – lets go find this girl –

 

Dash

Really?  I knew you’d come along.

 

Richard

Don’t make me change my mind.

 

(They’re walking to her site.)

 

Dash

Okay we are here.  She is located in that knocked over log by that fountain.

 

Richard

Go – I will be here.

Dash

I want to be with this girl I met 1 year ago and start a family with her.

I’m seeing friends I grew up with running around with their families so this makes me feel like – Okay – maybe it’s my time to try something new rather than settling for less.  I want my brother to come with me but he feels I don’t need this – all we need is each other.  This makes me feel trapped but I want to do what makes me feel happy and loved.

(Knocking on the log.)  Is anyone there?  (No response)  Hmmm.  She must not be here now.  (Thought inside head.)

 

Richard

How’d it go?

Dash

She wasn’t there.  We will have to come back later.  You know I believe she has an older sister around your age – you should check her out.

 

Richard

(Laughing out loud)  Really?  (Serious face)

 

Dash

Yeah, no kidding.  Maybe if you start to like her we can both come together and start a family.

Richard

Whoa.  I . . . I never really had a girlfriend before.

 

 

Dash

See you can try something new.  You never know what the outcome could be.

 

Richard

Mhhhhm maybe I can try that out.  What about my wants and dreams?  I want to help other squirrels with their goals and needs in life.  I don’t want this to go to waste.

 

Dash

Well how about we do that together?

 

Richard

Really?

Dash

Yeah, but you have to promise to come with me and achieve my wants.

Richard

Okay – we have a deal.

 

Dash

Great.  We will head back around night time.

 

 

Richard

Cool.  Wait – what about our home?  All of our goods we have saved up.

 

Dash

I’ve thought about it, and depending on whose place is bigger either we can leave our place and move our goods to their place or they can leave their place and move in their goods into our place.  We shall figure that out.

 

Richard

I guess but now what?

 

Dash

We wait.

 

 

(Birds chirp in the background.  A frog croaks.)

 

 

The End

MONOLOGUE  1 – DASH

I don’t know what to do except hope they won’t wipe us out.

I want to find the right girl squirrel to start a family with and have kids.  The girls are located in a open field and can be found inside of knocked over logs.  The problem with this is my big brother feels like he will be left out and no longer loved by me if I start showing love to another squirrel and raising one.

I thought about it and I’m deciding to make an agreement with my brother.  How about we both go look for my girl mate and raise my child together.   For example, you can help watch him and when it’s time to look for food and house supplies, you can come with me.

 

 

 

MONOLOGUE  2 – DASH

I want to be with this girl I met 1 year ago and start a family with her.

I’m seeing friends I grew up with running around with their families so this makes me feel like – Okay – maybe it’s my time to try something new rather than settling for less.

 

I want my brother to come with me but he feels I don’t need this – all we need is each other.

This makes me feel trapped but I want to do what makes me feel happy and loved.

 

 

 

 

 

MONOLOGUE  1 – RICHARD

I feel like I only have my little brother left.  My mom and dad passed and if my brother moves on I will feel lonely and unloved.  There’s nothing I feel I can do but express my feelings.  This hurts me because I feel left behind once again.  I don’t want to go back to feeling this way.  I don’t know what to do.  Oh, maybe I need to start my own family and move on.  I’m scared I will not find the right girl mate to start a family with.

 

 

 

 

MONOLOGUE  2 – RICHARD

I have this problem.  I want to live this way for the rest of my life, but what’s in my way is my brother wants bigger and better and to try something new.

I want to tell him but at the end he has his own mind and will make his own choices.

I need Dash to still show me love so I can feel cared for.

 

 

 

 The End 

 

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