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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Play.

Okay, this is the play I told you about in the last post, that no one read. lol =D So, I'll tell you again. This is the play that I wrote for an English assignment. Me and a few of my friends are going to act it out. =D



Three women are sitting at a kitchen table, talking after a long day of housework. The room is a typical kitchen. They are good friends, and are waiting for a friend.


Characters are:
Mary Bly: Owner of the house. Middle-aged, friendly.


Karen Harrison: Fun-loving, outgoing, sometimes crazy.


Linda Sanders: Rather sarcastic, married.


Agatha Marconia: Middle-aged, very superstitious.


Mary: More coffee, girls?


Linda: No thanks, I've had enough.


Karen: Well, I'll take some more, thank-you Mary. (Mary gets up and goes to the coffee pot.)


Linda: My, that's a lot of calories. (Glances sideways at Karen)


Karen: (Unfazed by Linda's remark) I was up at two o'clock with Tommy. He still won't sleep through the night! I am so tired! I need this coffee!


Mary: (nodding wisely) I know what you mean. Children can be so difficult!


Linda: Well, I'm glad I never had any then.


Karen: Linda! I'm surprised at you! You always said you never had children because Brad didn't want to!


Linda: Well, yes, that's true. Well, sort of. Brad doesn't want to have kids because I don't want to.


Karen. But children can be so wonderful! I just don't understand-


Mary: (Interrupting) I wonder where Agatha is!


Linda: Who knows? Probably off on another lark of hers. (Leans forward) She does the strangest things, you know. (The others involuntarily lean closer)


Karen: What do you mean? (Eager for a bit of gossip)


Linda: Oh, that's right! You've never met her! Well, let me tell you! I think it has something to do with her religion, or whatever you call it. Superstitions, cults...I don't like it. She says that she communicates with nature, that nature is god. She says we're surrounded by spirits who control our fate.


Mary: Now Linda, I've always found Agatha to be perfectly pleasant, when she isn't absorbed in her....beliefs.


Karen: (squeals) It makes me even more eager to meet her!


Linda: Don't worry, you will. She should be here in-


(loud screams are heard coming closer to the house)


Karen: What is that?!


(Linda and Mary share a knowing look)


Mary: That's Agatha.


A wild-eyed woman bursts in and slams the door behind her. She is wearing an odd assortment of clothes that are outdated and don't match.


Agatha: CLOSE THE DOORS!



(She rushes around the table, slamming the back door shut with a terrific bang.


Mary: Agatha-


Agatha: The windows!!!!!!


(She rushes around the kitchen and slams the windows shut, then races off into the other rooms off scene to shut the other windows)


Linda: (sighing) Here she goes on another one of her larks! I warned you!



Karen: (wide-eyed) What is she doing?! Is she all right?! Are we under attack?!


Linda: (waving her hand and rolling her eyes) No, it's just something strange, as usual. I'm sure it's nothing serious.)


A chorus of screams are heard from offstage.


Karen: NOW what?!


Mary: Oh dear, the bedroom window sticks when someone tries to shut it!


(She scurries out of the kitchen and off stage to where the screams are being heard)


Linda: Imagine. Having a fit because a window won't shut.


Karen: (still shaken) Is there anything wrong with her?


Linda: (shrugs) Probably.



(Mary enters, a comforting arm around Agatha's shoulder as the woman shakes visibly)


Mary: Now Agatha, you just sit down right here and tell us what's wrong.


(Agatha reluctantly settles into a chair at the table. She grabs Linda's cup of coffee and holds it in trembling hands. Linda glares at her, but Agatha takes no notice.)


Agatha: I-I was walking over here, a-and I-I (A look of fear comes into her eyes and she bites her knuckle fearfully)


Mary: (prompting) Yes?


Linda: (sarcastically) Oh yes, do tell.


Karen sits staring at Agatha, wide-eyed


Agatha: (Taking deep breath. Speaks quickly) I stepped on a green leaf! (bursts into sobs)


All three women share a look.


Karen: (Venturing) A green leaf?


Agatha: (screams) YES! (buries her head in her arms and sobs)


Karen: And that's......bad?


Agatha: (raises her head with a look of disbelief on her face) Do you seriously not know?!


Linda: She's a newcomer, Agatha.


Agatha: To step on a green leaf is to insult the gods of nature! (raises her arms in the air dramatically) The leaf was not dead yet!!!!! When I stepped on it, I killed it!!!!! The gods of nature did not will for it to die yet! And I killed it! (she buries her face in her hands and sobs)



Karen is gawking at her with a mixture of terror and curiosity. Linda looks bored. Mary is playing with her coffee.


Agatha: (leaping to her feet) Oh no! What am I doing?! I am going to be punished!!!! I cannot be with other people, or they too will experience the wrath of the gods!!!!!!!!!!!!


She runs out of the room, mumbling some weird chant. We hear the door slam after her.


Karen: That.....was....really....really.....weird!


Linda: It's Agatha. Same difference.


Mary: I know she's a little strange, but she really is sweet.


Linda glances at her watch.


Linda: Oh, I'm sorry Mary, but I have to go.


Karen: Um, yes, I should be going too.


They both stand up and say goodbye.



cut camera.





start camera.



Karen and Linda are sitting at Linda's home on the sofa.



Linda: Listen Karen, I would really like to show Agatha how silly she is being with all this superstition stuff. I mean, she was a perfectly normal person before she got caught up in all of that stuff.



Karen: I agree. We really owe it to her to try to return her to normal. But how?



Linda: (grinning mischievously) I'm glad you asked.



                                                                                  ACT II





Mary and Agatha are sitting at Mary's table again. Agatha is showing Mary some strange voodoo thing, and laughing weirdly. Karen and Linda burst through the door.



Linda: (panicking) AGATHA! Agatha!



(Agatha jumps to her feet and runs over to where Linda is supporting Karen, who looks faint.)



Agatha: What happened?! (looks fearful)

Linda: Karen got a papercut!!!!


(Agatha examines Karen's finger while Karen acts like she is dying.)


Agatha: Oh no!!! This is my fault! (wails) I stepped on the green leaf yesterday and came directly here, and now the spirits of nature are punishing you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (falls to the floor sobbing)


(Karen winks at Linda, who helps her to a chair at the table next to Mary, who examines Karen's finger worriedly.)



Mary: Oh Karen, it's just a little scratch!


Agatha: (jumping to her feet) It's only the beginning! We have to move fast!


(She grabs Karen and Mary by the hands and drag them into the living room, Linda following behind. She seats them all in a circle on the floor and rushes about, gathering things. The girls just watch her.



Agatha: (screaming) They're coming! (looks around wildly)


(Agatha runs into the kitchen and returns with several sun catchers.)


Mary: Agatha, what are you doing with my sun catchers?


(Agatha smacks them on all of the living room windows.)


Agatha: They will catch some of the spirits as they come in to kill us!!!!!


(She rushes out of the room and returns with building blocks. She arranges a circle around the girls.)

Agatha: (shrieking) Hold hands, hold hands!!!!!!


(She flips on the ceiling fan and turns off all the lights. She runs and makes sure that the door is locked, then comes in with a wand and dances around the girls, who look at each other in quiet amusement. Agatha grabs a salt shaker and salts each of their heads, then runs and grabs a piece of lace and plops down by the girls, who have left a spot for her in the circle. Agatha throws the lace over her head and covers her ears with her hands and holds her nose shut and hums a chant. The girls don't quite know what to say.)


Linda: Um, Agatha?


Agatha: (shortly) Sh. (she resumes her chant)


Linda: (protesting) But Agatha!


Agatha: Quiet! Don't let them in your body! (she covers her ears and nose again)


Linda: Agatha!!!! Where's Karen?!


(Everyone looks around wildly)


Agatha: Oh NO!!!!!!


(She leaps to her feet, but does not leave the circle)



Mary: I have to go find her! (She steps out of the circle)


Agatha: NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (she yanks Mary back in)


Linda: But Agatha, we have to find her!


(Agatha is about to answer, when they hear chains rattling in the hallway. Mary and Linda pretend to be scared, but Agatha is terrified. A figure in white sheets appears and Mary and Linda scream. Agatha's eyes roll back and she collapses in a dead faint.)



                                                                             ACT III





(Karen and Linda are sitting at Mary's table again.)


Linda: It's been two weeks since we played that joke on Agatha.


Karen: Yeah.


(silence)


Linda: It probably could have gone better.


(pause)



(Mary enters holding Agatha's arm in support. Agatha is shaking and looking around wildly and twitching uncontrollably. Mary helps her sit then sits next to Linda and Karen. All three stare at Agatha, who is still shaking and twitching and looking around. Her eyes are wide with terror.)


Karen: Yeah, it probably could have gone better.



                                                                             THE END


Well, there it is! =D Tell me how ya liked it. =D Guess what part I'm going to play? lol =D

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow, sounds like it'll be a fun play to act out. Hmmm...are you going to be Agatha? :D

Gwenea Zestia Binn said...

Awesome play!
Um...Linda?

Emily Ann said...

That was interesting.... I love it in the end when they "get revenge" on Agatha. Are you going to play her??? She seems like she would be fun to be.

In Christ,
Emily

Eldarwen said...

Yeah, I think you're Agatha! :D Tell us, am I right, or am I right? :P Just kidding. *angelic smile*

Taylor said...

Yes! I am going to be Agatha!!!!!!!! =D =D Good job guys! =D

Gwen, good to see you! =D

Anonymous said...

:O SO SOO SOOOOOO....hilarious!!!!!
I love it!
-Katherine
Ps: May I use it some time?