REHEARSAL SCRIPT #3
The Cool Girl Approaches Bonita
ACT ONE SCENE 8:
SOPHIA: Hey. Come ‘ere.
BONITA: What? Who? Me?
SOPHIA: Yes, you. You’re Lady Bonita, right?
BONITA: Well, yeah. I didn’t know you knew.
SOPHIA: Of course, I know. You’re Lady in Waiting to Princess Allison.
BONITA: Princess Allison the Benevolent.
SOPHIA: Sure. Whatever. Listen, I’m sorry about yesterday and that rope thing. We shouldn’t have laughed at you.
BONITA: Then why did you?
SOPHIA: Oh, I don’t know. Sometimes when there’s lots of people around, I just do things like that.
BONITA: To get attention? It was pretty mean and I didn’t like it.
SOPHIA: I’m sorry, okay? But now I just need to talk to you. I know some kids who listen to your webcasts. They like them.
BONITA: Really? Kids that hang with you? That’s extreme!
SOPHIA: Well, sort of. I was just wondering how it all worked. How you pick your topics.
BONITA: Well we…Princess Allison and I…want to inspire kids to be better citizens of our realm.
SOPHIA: And where is your realm?
BONITA: Well, basically it’s just here in LaPoste. And it’s just basically kids our age. Parents are well-meaning, but kids can inspire each other better sometimes. And that’s why Princess Allison the Benevolent gives guidance to make good decisions and act less selfishly.
SOPHIA: So how many kids listen?
BONITA: We had forty-eight last night. It was new record. But our audience is bigger than that since not everyone can listen every night. So maybe double that? Maybe triple?
SOPHIA: No, I think you’re wrong.
BONITA: If you’ll pardon the disagreement, Sophia. That’s what I say to Princess Allison, if all you want to do is make me feel bad again then I’m going to go…
SOPHIA: Oh, no! That’s not it Bonita! I’m sorry. What I mean is I think you have a lot more listeners. I’ve been asking around and everyone knows about you and Princess Allison and your webcasts and how much you like Gators and that kind of stuff. I want to ask you something.
BONITA: Well, okay. What?
SOPHIA: Will you tell Princess Allison to meet me tomorrow in the library after lunch? I think, well, you know. Maybe I, uh, I might need her help.
(Sophia departs. Richie Harrell comes from out of the shadows.)
RICHIE: That was so cool!
BONITA: You were spying on us?
RICHIE: Yeah, well. I had on my cloak of invisibility and nobody saw. That was the bomb! Sophia likes you and Princess Allison.
BONITA: I know, er, I guess. But it’s okay. I like it.
RICHIE: It’s awesome! But I always knew you guys were pretty cool.
BONITA: Really? You did?
(They exit, talking)
RICHIE: But you know you can’t trust Sophia.
BEGIN MUSIC / RHYTHMIC RAP: “I Know This”