A Play by Allen

CHARACTERS:


PLACE:
Banga, the Cheetah, 22 years old. Gully the Lion, 24 years old and his best friend.

Forest, inside the cave, hearing bones breaking from the lions and cheetahs, and the lions roaring.  It smells like dead animals and the sewer.  It’s pitch black, nobody can’t see besides Gully, cause he has glow in the dark eyes.
   
TIME: 5:32 pm, afternoon, on Tuesday, September 12, 2016
   
AT RISE:

Gully, Banga inside the cave eating a deer for breakfast, down to the bones.  Gully’s not eating, playing with his paws.

                    


Banga
You tellin’ me I went out there and got this food for nothin’ in your not eating.

Gully
Because B  I got something serious on my mind in it’s bout you.

Banga
What you mean it’s about me.  I hope it’s good. 

Gully
Yea, it’s good if you help, but I already know you go punk out.

Banga
What, I ain’t never been a sucka.

Gully
Bra Braz Come take a walk with me fo we can talk.

Banga
Aite, hold on.  Let me go tell CJ and Boom we bout to go on one Bra.

Gully
Man, hurry up cause I ain’t got all day on citaz.

Banga
You ain’t gotta rush, Gully.

Gully
Watever man.  Banga, hurry up and come here.  (Sees the bears)

Banga
Wussup.  You actin like u about to die, why u yellin’.

Gully
Look, this what I gotta talk to you about (Points at the bears)

Banga
Bra, what they doin’ over here?

Gully
I forgot to tell u this but earlier when I went to go get somethin’ to eat I saw like 8 bears talking about coming to the cave and tryin’ to kill us later on.

Banga
Swear to God.

Gully
Bra, I put that on my life.

Banga
You really serious. What we gone do?

Gully
I think I got a plan to kill them.

Banga
I hope it ain’t stupid cuz u know you man.

Gully
I was thinking about if me in you team up and kill all of them before they come and try to kill us.

Banga
How the hell we go kill all them bears at once.

Gully
We not, we go kill them one by one.

Banga
Gully, member how my mom and dad got killed?  Bra, I ain’t trynna end up like them.

Gully
I know, man.  That was shady.  But if we don’t kill them they go kill us.

Banga
I gotta think about it.

Gully
We ain’t got time to think about it.

Banga
(Turns toward the audience)  If I help gully and kill the bears we will both get our main goal which is me getting in better shape and getting the family that I’m hoping for.  And   Gully becoming the king of the jungle.  But, if I fail in die I wouldn’t be able to get all those good things I fantasize about.  If I get killed I wouldn’t get my strength back and won’t be able to be a good father because my dad wasn’t always there with me through hard times and I would protect my cub from all types of harms and be there with him through up in downs till the day I die.  I will be there to answer questions for him and teach him a lot of things such as surviving.  How to catch prey quick without them knowing and how to clean his coat properly.  I would be very sad if I let my cub down and very proud and brave if I step up to the plate.

(Turns to  Gully)
Gully, I ain’t never really told u this but when them bears killed my mom and dad, that put a personal scar on me.  Every time I see a bear I got goose bumps and get scared, but some day I gotta face my fears but I didn’t think it would be this soon.

Gully
Bra, if we kill them I would be the King of the Forest, which I always wanted and you will have your family and health back cause I’ll have the animals catering to your needs.  All my life I grew up rough and didn’t have anything.  I always had to look out for my own needs.

Banga
But did you ever think about us getting killed while we’re fighting the bears?

Gully
Naw, I really didn’t cause I always thought about the bright side but I guess u do gotta look at both ways.

Banga
And forget the bears.  They could have the forest.  We could just move to the other side, cause I saw a place where we could be safe at.

Gully
Lil Bra u know I ain’t trynna go out without a fight.  It ain’t no punks in my blood line.

Banga
And I know you wanna be the king and I wanna have a happy family so I could raise my cub to be a powerful cheetah, such as catching his own prey on his own;  being able to sacrifice for his family when he gets one.  I’m just trying to do all the things my father didn’t do for me for my son.  If we lose I might not get my family and u for sholly ain’t go to be the king.

Gully
You and I’ll be mad if we lose.  We both won’t get what we want, but Bra, all my life I had to look up to somebody for everything and I’m trynna be my own man since my biological family wasn’t around and I would like to be the king to tell all the other animals wat to do and when to do it.  I’ll feel powerful and brave and that feeling feels good to me.  If I be the king I could help you get your family and your health back and speed.

Banga
Big bra and u ain’t gotta be a punk to let them have the forest.  Pretty soon they go get bored in leave cause it will be too many of them.  They go start killing each other.

Gully
I hear you bra.

Banga
And I understand you always wanted to be king of the forest cause when we was younger you use  to always say it.  I know you don’t wanna always look up to somebody and be a follower but a leader, and I want a lot of things too but it’s always go be another chance.  And you just don’t know how hard it is seeing you not getting what you want.  I feel terrible because all my life you helped me out and now’s the chance to help you but I can’t.  So, I hope you forgive me big Bra.

Gully
I wish I could just forgive you that easy, but bra all my life I really wanted to be king so I could help you out and me at the same time, and that would make me enthusiastic if it work, but if I fail I will feel miserable.  It’s just something I really wanted, Bang.

Banga
I see you not go give up.  Don’t matter what I say but you gotta trust me on this one bra and the bears intimidate me every time.  And when I see them kill other animals I get terrified.

Gully
I know you loved me and everything but it’s something in my heart telling me I gotta do this, or I would be just a plain ol lion living off of other animals, and I’m getting very tired of this, being a plain lion feels like I’m soft, like my work don’t mean nothin’ and these bears take me as a joke like I’m a vulnerable lion trying to survive.  But if we start killing them they ain’t go think they sick they go see it’s SMASH POTATOES time for them.  Basically wat I’m trying to say is it’s nuthin you could do to me to change my mind.

Banga
It’s animals like you who just don’t get it.  You ain’t go learn until some thing serious happen to you.  Then you go say, man, I should of listen to Banga, but oh well, u just go on in fight the bears by yourself cause I ain’t helping you.

Gully
So now you go leave me hangin’ and punk out after all the time I took up for you when you almost got hurt and what about that time when the monkeys surrounded you and was about to split you like a banana.  You must forgot that, huh?  You was hecka scared, nobody knew about that.

Banga
Now, you tryin’ to blackmail me and make me feel guilty but I ain’t tripin cause that’s all you do, try to use things you did for me, against me.

Gully
If that’s how u feel, don’t call on me when you need help, aite.

Banga
So now you tryin’ to get on, on me.

Gully
Man, forget it if you don’t wanna help.  Just get up outer here before you make me do something I’m go regret and if I be king, no when I be king, don’t ask me for help.

Banga
So, you go throw our friendship away, just like that?

Gully
I don’t want to but you makin’ me because you suppose to be my best friend ready to ride or die for me.

Banga
Well, this is something that I just can’t do, so if you throwin our 21 years of friendship away so be it cause I think I tried everything but your just hard headed.

Banga
(monologue)All my life I really wanted to be healthy and have a nice, loving family, and my best  friend have his goals which is being the King of the Forest and telling the animals what to do.  But now we’re in this little conflict because he’s tryin’ to kill the bears and want me to help, and to tell the truth, I’m kinda scared.  I tried to tell him a lot of times but he keep tellin’ me what he did for me in life and now he’s trying to throw our friendship down the drain, in I feel ambivalent because I really don’t know what to do.  But I hope he wake up and realize where I’m coming from and agree with me.  And also I’m scared of the bears cause they could kill me, and I’m afraid to die because I wouldn’t be able to get what I always wanted and that would really hurt my heart.

Gully
(laugh)  So now I’m hard headed cause I’m not listening to some animal that’s younger than me.  Can I ask you a question lil Banga?

Banga
(gets angry) Wat?

Gully
Who the hell you think you are?

Banga
I’m the animal who parents took care of you for 21 years thats who I am.  I really see who you really are.  You didn’t care about me, you just did things to throw back at me and like I said I ain’t trippin’.

Gully
If you not trippin why are you still in my face?

Banga
Because you…(gets cut off my Gully)

Gully
Dang, you still here.

Banga
You know what, forget it.  I don’t need you to help me to get what I want.  I’ll get what I want on my own, but when I do don’t come askin’ me for help.

Gully
Did I ever need you? No, you always needed me so this point on our friendship is over.  (Starts to walk away)

Banga 
Aite I’m out.  (Turns around and starts walkin’ off)

Gully
(Bears starts to attack Gully)   BANGA, HELP

Banga
I told you, you was gone need my help, but our friendship is over, member.  
(Starts to laugh and walks off)

Share this:


back