In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, I present the first play I ever wrote. I was 17, and it’s an exaggeration of actual events.
Please do not use without permission. Any school interested in this ridiculous show should contact me.
“The Play About Homecoming”
By Daniel Sherrier
Natalie, Corrie, Virginia, Dick, Billy, Sid
(Natalie, Corrie, and Virginia are standing downstage, looking out to the audience as they pantomime getting made-up. They put make-up on, do their hair, etc.)
Corrie: This is going to be interesting…
Natalie: So, Corrie, your date’s really 22?
Natalie: And he asked you to Homecoming?
Corrie: Yep. I guess when Virginia mentioned I didn’t have a date he felt bad and decided to be nice. It would be better if I actually knew the guy though…
Natalie: Is that even legal?
Virginia: Don’t worry. Billy seems all right. At work, he’s always really nice to me.
Natalie : And what about your date? He’s from your work, too, right? How old is he?
Virginia: Oh, Sid’s our age, but, uh, he is an…unusual person.
Virginia: You’ll see when you meet him. To be honest I didn’t really want to go with him. I mean, I’ve only known him a couple of days, but it was him or no one. Besides, I couldn’t turn him down.
Corrie: Last resort dates are so much fun! At least Natalie knows Dick.
Natalie: Yeah, that’s one guy we all know.
Virginia: Oh, it’ll all be fine. This has to be better than going by ourselves.
(Lights dim. When the lights return, the couples are seated at a table. Everyone is dressed-up nicely, except for Sid, who wears extremely bright, tacky, multi-colored clothing. Stage right of the table is the women’s restroom, and stage left is the men’s restroom. Restrooms are represented by simple signs; no sets for restrooms are necessary. At the table, there is awkward silence for a few moments.)
Billy: So…This is everyone’s senior Homecoming, heh? I remember mine. I was the star football player, and I almost single-handedly won the big game. Continue reading