The Formal

1068 Words May 29th, 2010 5 Pages
THE FORMAL – BY SUE MURRAY

CHARACTERS
Frank
Tatiana
Lisa
Paul

SCENE ONE – DON’T TELL ANYONE

LISA CENTERED ON STAGE, LIGHTS DIMMED, AND SPOTLIGHT ON LISA.

LISA The formal. Apparently the hardest part of our high school lives, a night we are all suppose to remember. Well this formal has definitely scarred me for life. All the money spent, the illegal drinking, the boys and most of all Tatiana’s brother, Frank. Although of course you have not yet heard of him or his stupid bad ass accomplishments. Let me take you back.

TATIANA AND LISA ARE SITTING IN TATIANA’S LOUNGE ROOM. TATIANA | My brother is so annoying. Every time a guy even looks at me, he scares them away. It was so good before he came home, I got any guy I
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| TATIANA | I know right. And I have a personal stylist, daddy paid for her and everything, so it should look even more amazing then it does right now. Let’s go get changed and figure out who I’m going to end up going with, since the last one bailed. | | LISA LAUGHS. | LISA | He didn’t bail; he broke his leg or something. Do you reckon I’d have a chance with Frank? Maybe he could buy me my alcohol for the after party. He seems to have a thing for the grog doesn’t he? | | LISA LAUGHS, TATIANA STARES AT HER AGAIN. | LISA | What? He does, you just told me. |

TATIANA And I said to keep it a bloody secret. Ok?

LISA Fine.

SCENE TWO – ALCOHOL VIOLENCE
LISA, TATIANA, PAUL AND FRANK ARE AT THE FORMAL FRANK | Hello young sister. | TATIANA | What are you doing here Frank? You’re going to ruin MY night. | FRANK | Looking after you, what does it look like? I’m not going to ruin your precious little formal. So are you gonna introduce me to this fella’ or what? | TATIANA | Oh Right, Paul this is my big brother Frank, Frank, this is Paul. | | FRANK MOVES HIS BEER INTO HIS LEFT HAND AND SHAKES PAULS HAND. | FRANK | Better be nice to my little sis’ aye, bud? | PAUL | Yer, but I ain’t your bud. | FRANK | You’ll be what I tell you to be. | | TATIANA GRABS PAULS HAND. | TATIANA | Come on Paul, we gotta dance. | | PAUL AND TATIANA START DANCING. | LISA | (to Frank) I wish I had

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