T-Shirt Trouble

by Luca F., age 8
T-Shirt Trouble Luca is the best. No more needs to be said. Except for something humble.

“We got left here. Boss brought only you. I’m just a hand-me-down. Boss’s cousin used to wear me everywhere! I want a chance to be worn again.”

 

Characters:

PURPLE, purple shirt, 9 years old

SNAKES, snakes shirt, 10 years old

STAR WARS, star wars shirt, 11 years old

Actors should wear oversized t-shirts.

SETTING: behind a dresser in a bedroom

Scene 1

PURPLE is behind the dresser.

PURPLE

Yo, Snakes!

Snakes enters.

SNAKES

(clearly sad)

What?

PURPLE

(not noticing)

Boss wore me again! He loves me!

STAR WARS enters.

STAR WARS

For the 1,000,000th time and counting.

PURPLE

(looks hurt)

What do you mean?

SNAKES/STAR WARS

Don’t play dumb with me!

SNAKES

Jinx!

PURPLE runs towards STAR WARS.

STAR WARS gets out of the way.

STAR WARS

Whoa, easy now.

But PURPLE is on a roll.

He charges.

SNAKES

(dodging him)

Ahhhhh!

But PURPLE keeps running, and runs off…

SNAKES suddenly turns around

STAR WARS

You know, he used to wear me.

SNAKES

Oh no! Winter break is starting soon!

STAR WARS and SNAKES

(singing)

Oh yess, coming soon is winter breeak

Boss and Purple will be skating on a frozen lake

Oh no. We won’t go. So sad.

I’m mad. Not glad.

STAR WARS and SNAKES look at their watches and then look up.

SNAKES

It’s in two minutes and 45 seconds!

PURPLE runs on.

PURPLE

Ahh, back from winter break.

SNAKES

We got left here. Boss brought only you. I’m just a hand-me-down. Boss’s cousin used to wear me everywhere! I want a chance to be worn again.

STAR WARS

He used to go swimming with me, I’d get all wet and then I’d get to go on the great big amusement park ride… known as the… WASHING MACHINE!

You’d think Boss would have chosen MULTIPLE CLOTHING CHOICES!

PURPLE

He did! He brought Mr. Socks and the Jeans!

STAR WARS

I mean multiple shirt choices.

PURPLE

(face falls)

Ohhh!

STAR WARS

In yo face!

PURPLE

I don’t even have a face.

PURPLE exits.

SNAKES

We have to do ssssomething about Purple.

STAR WARS

Boss got this new Dash Robot.

They whisper-form a plan.

SNAKES

Dassssh is sssso heavy, he’ll get sssstuck under him!

SNAKES and STAR WARS run and hide in the corner.

PURPLE dances back on while singing.

PURPLE

(singing)

Oh, Boss always wears me. Oh, life is so fine.

Oh, I’m his favorite everytime.

Oh, yeah! It’s an honor. Life is so good.

I’m not a jacket, so I don’t have a hood.

PURPLE

I’m back…

SNAKES leaps out of the corner holding Dash. Dash is a little toy robot.

PURPLE

What the?

SNAKES covers PURPLE with Dash.

STAR WARS comes in and they run off stage.

PURPLE

Help!

Scene 5

SNAKES get shoved back into the room.

SNAKES

No!

STAR WARS

Boss is wearing me!

PURPLE

Help!

SNAKES

No!

STAR WARS runs off.

SNAKES follows.

PURPLE

Grow me hands, self.

PURPLE grows hands.

PURPLE pushes Dash the Robot off and runs off stage.

Scene 6

STAR WARS enters. SNAKES too. They seem to be discussing something.

STAR WARS

Boss wore Purple again. He can’t stop like Palpatine can’t stop the good guys from winning.

Carmina Burana plays.

PURPLE enters.

PURPLE

Actually I’m tired of doing it, but it’s an honor.

STAR WARS/SNAKES

Please stop. Please stop. Please stop.

STAR WARS

Wear me!

SNAKES

A sssschedule.

SNAKES sings “To be Worn”

SNAKES

Oh, I wish that I, me, finally,

Would be worn! Yes I know!

Purple is better but so am I!

I want to be worn in every weather.

To be worn. It would be an honor.

Yesss it would, oh it would.

STAR WARS

No, yes, a schedule. Amazing.

To be worn! yeah!!!

PURPLE

Okay.

Scene 7

STAR WARS

So, yeah, we got a schedule.

PURPLE

And Boss likes us equally.

SNAKES

So that’s it. The end!

Voice from behind the scenes:

ORANGE

Hi, I’m the new orange shirt. Boss loves me.

All groan

 

End of Play

 

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