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Characters:
1.
Narrator 1
2.
Narrator 2
3.
Laurie
4.
Mother
5.
Sis- in-law (Sara)
6.
Kate [Silent]
7.
Lady
8.
Head mistress
9.
Mrs. Stone
10.
Teacher [Mostly silent]
11.
Rachel (silent)
12.
Suzanne (Silent)
[Note: wherever Laurie tells any incident to the mother other silent character to act it in side to show how it happened]
Narator1: When parents meet teachers, Lots of “mysteries” are resolved and lots of questions are sorted out. When a child goes to school, especially if it is his/her first day all the mothers get excited to know how their day was.
Narator2: This play is about a girl who just got admission in a new school. Today is her first day in kindergarten. Her name is Laurie. When Laurie renounced corduroy overalls with bibs and started wearing jeans with a belt.
[Laurie enters slamming the front door throwing her bag on floor shouting]
Laurie: Isn’t anybody here?
Mother: How was your school today?
Laurie: It was fine mom
Sis-in-law: Did you learn anything?
N1: This is Laurie’s aunt Sara, her father, James, is always on business trips so she stays with the family.
Laurie: Nothing
Mother: Anything?
Laurie: (taking bread from Table): The teacher punished a girl though.
Mother: A girl? Who was she? What did she do?
Laurie (thinks for a moment): She was Kate, and she hit the teacher. {Other actor, act it in a corner. Along with the dialogues}
Mother(surprised): HIT THE TEACHER?! Good heavens!!
Sara: Quite sur... She gets a phone call and leaves
N2: Rest of the day was quite normal. Next day Laurie left for school Quite Early. She was very much excited for the school.

N1: Soon time came when Laurie returned. Her mother was doing some usual errands. The minute Laurie came Laurie yelled.
Laurie: Today…
Mother: Yes Today….?
Laurie: Kate pushed Rachel who was walking with Suzanne. . {Other actor, act it in a corner. Along with the dialogues}
Mother (surprised): Oh my goodness!!
Sara (causally): She got punished? Right?
Laurie: Yes.
N2: Laurie was busy doing her homework. Her mother was talking to Sara.
Mother (concerned): Do you think this school is too unsettling for Laurie? This Kate girl sounds like such a bad influence.
Sara (involved in her mobile): It’ll be alright. Bound to be people like Kate in the world might as well meet them now as later.
N1: On Monday Laurie came home late full of news. Her mother was anxiously waiting in front steps.
Laurie: Kate was bad again!
Sara: Come right in the lunch is waiting.
(Three of them enter the dinning room. While eating)
Laurie: She yelled at a fourth grade girl. She was asked to stay back after school. We all stayed with her. . {Other actor, act it in a corner. Along with the dialogues}

Mother: Oh! So that’s the reason you are late.
Sara: …And what did she do?
Laurie: She just sat there.
N2: Monday night was the first Parents’ teacher meet. Laurie’s mother desperately wanted to meet Kate’s mother but unfortunately Laurie had bad cold and she couldn’t go.
N1: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays were routine. Kate yelled during story hour, hit a boy in stomach. On Friday Kate stayed in school, so did all children. Within the third week Kate was an institution in the family. . {Other actor, act it in a corner. Along with the dialogues} But during third and fourth week Kate was totally reformed. Laurie reported:
Laurie: Kate was so good today that the teacher gave her apples. {Other actor, act it in a corner. Along with the dialogues}
Sara: Kate? Are you sure?
Laurie: Kate passed crayons and picked up books afterwards. The teacher said she was a helper. . {Other actor, act it in a corner. Along with the dialogues}
Mother: What happened to her suddenly?
Laurie: She was the helper that’s all…
N2: At night when Laurie was asleep, Laurie’s mother and Sara were having a discussion on Kate.
Mother: Can this be true? I mean Kate is changed!
Sara (involved in her mobile): Wait and see. When you’ve got a Kate to deal with, this may mean she’s only plotting something mischievous…
N2: Sara seemed wrong. For over a week Kate was teacher’s helper; each day she handed things out and picked things up; No one had to stay after school. On Monday morning when Laurie left for school her mother told Sara:
Mother: The PTM is next week. I am going to find Kate’s mother. I am interested
Sara: Me too
N1: On Friday of that week things were back to normal:
Laurie (in demanding voice): You know today Kate asked a boy to say a word to the headmistress. She punished the boy and Kate laughed. {Other actor, act it in a corner. Along with the dialogues}
Sara interested: What was it?
Laurie: I’ll whisper
Laurie whispers something to Sara which surprises her:
Sara: Then what happened to Kate?
Laurie: Nothing she was passing the crayons
N2: Soon the day came for which the whole family was waiting…The PTM. Laurie along with her mother reached school. Her mother was every face. Soon she met a girl who met a girl who wore a batch of 1st grade.
Laurie runs to play in sandpit. The mother whereas goes closer to the girl and her mother.
Mother (politely): hello! I’m Laurie’s mother.
The Lady (a lil disgustedly): oh! Hi...Um...Let’s go. (Saying to the girl)
The headmistress joins the Laurie’s mother.
Headmistress: Hi! You must be Mrs. Pearson, Laurie’s mother?
Mother: Oh yes! I am
Headmistress (pointing to a lady behind her): this is Rachel’s mother, Mrs. Stone.
Mrs. Stone (looking at the headmistress): I Think I should leave now…nice to meet you!
Mother: I have been so anxious to meet you.
The teacher joins in.
Teacher: We are all so interested in Laurie.
Mother: Well she certainly likes the school.
Headmistress (laughs): We had some time adjusting but now she is a good helper.
Teacher: With some occasional lapses of course!
Mother: Laurie adjusts quite quickly. Maybe it is all Kate’s influence.
Teacher (surprised): Kate?
Mother (Laughing): yes, you must have your hands full of Kates!
Headmistress: But…we don’t have any Kate!



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ILoveWritingAlot said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 6:12 am:

Loved it!!

Keep writing!

The twist was cool!!

 
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Jul. 30, 2012 at 5:36 am :
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Moitrayee_Chatterjee said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 6:07 am:
Loved the twist!!
 
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Jul. 30, 2012 at 5:35 am :
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Jul. 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm:
Thats great!!! the end changes your whole perspective
 
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Jul. 29, 2012 at 5:50 am :

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Falling.Up. said...
Jul. 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm:
haha this was great! i like the twist at the end
 
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Jul. 26, 2012 at 6:01 am :
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Jul. 29, 2012 at 5:56 am :
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Jul. 21, 2012 at 7:29 am:
not bad...
 
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