A Play by Ernie Law
Tito: Fun and happy boy, likes Sophia
Sophia: Athletic, fun girl, likes Tito
Freddie: Friendly boy
Joaquin: Friendly, loves to give advice
Scene 1 In front of a high school. ( Tito looks around, scanning the front of the school. He then stops looking around when he spots a beautiful cute girl walking off the bus. Tito then starts walking towards her. ) Tito: Hey, I pulled you up on stage last Friday. Sophia: Yeah. Tito: Um. I forgot your name. Sophia: It’s Sophia. Sophia: And yours is… Tito: Uh. Tito Sophia: That’s a nice name. (School bell rings. Tito and Sophia report to class.) Tito: See you later alligator. ( Tito is in his 1st period class. He starts talking to himself.) Tito: I can’t wait to see her again! She is so cute. ( Class continues, then on to 2nd period.) ( Recess. Tito intentionally bumps into Sophia.) Tito: Oh! Sorry about that. Sophia: It’s ok.
Tito: Here, I’ll help you pick up your stuff. Sophia: Thanks. Tito: Hey, I was wondering if you want to go to the mall after school on Friday. Sophia: Sounds like a great idea! ( Friday afternoon. Bell rings. Tito and Sophia start heading to the bus stop.) Tito: So what do you want to do at the mall? Sophia: I was thinking we would go shopping and shopping and shopping and shopping and shopping and shopping and more! Tito: I was thinking to go to Gamestop, then the Giants Dugout store, then get some Nike shoes and clothes. Sophia: I’m not sure? … I don’t think we have anything in common. Tito: So? Tito: I’m the one who asked if you want to go? Sophia: I think we should break up! Tito: ( loudly) Fine then!!!!!!!! Sophia: ( loudly) Get out of my life then you idiot!!!!!!!!!! ( Bus arrives. Tito boards the bus and leaves Sophia behind.)
Scene 2 In front of high school. Friday morning ( Tito gets off the bus and walks in sad way with his backpack dragging him back.) Joaquin: Sup Tito! Tito: Oh hey! Joaquin: What’s wrong? Joaquin: You’re usually not that sad. Tito: Nothing. Joaquin: Don’t lie to me. I know your feelings. Joaquin: Did the Giants lose? Tito: No. Freddie: WaZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz up guys! Joaquin: Tito is sad. Freddie: What? Joaquin: Tito is sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( shout) Freddie: OK, Ok, Ok! Just playing around and I think you broke my ear drums. Joaquin: Ok, what’s wrong Tito?
Tito: Sophia and I broke up. Freddie and Joaquin: What!!!!!!!!!!! (shout) Freddie: Why? Tito: She said we don’t have a single thing in common and she thinks I don’t want to spend any time with her. Joaquin: Well, what are you are you to do now? Tito: I’m just going to continue my life as a normal kid in high school or I’m going to find another girl. Freddie and Joaquin: Ok, good luck Tito. Freddie: Oh, Tito are you going to baseball tryouts? Tito: Yeah, I’m going. Freddie: Ok, so after school today on the baseball field. Tito: Ok. Joaquin: Hey Tito, it could cheer you up too!
Scene 3 At the high school’s baseball field. Freddie, Joaquin, and Tito wait in the stands with others. Tito: Hey guys, I just recieved a text from a random person that Sophia is dating a different guy. Joaquin: Really? Freddie: Sorry you had to get that text. Tito: It’s ok. ( Whistle blows, Tito starts walking towards the dugout.) Freddie: Come on Tito!!!!!! You can do it!!!!!!!!! ( Tryouts end. Coaches make decisions. Tito makes (A) team.) Joaquin: Did you make the team? Tito: Surprisingly, I did!!!! Tito: I didn’t think I would make the team, but they said they needed better defense at third base, so they gave the position to me. Joaquin: When is your first game? Tito: Next week. Freddie: Hey Tito, I have a feeling that you still miss Sophia. Tito: I do miss her a little.
Joaquin: Well, maybe she misses you too. Tito: I guess it’s worth a try! ( Tito gets his phone and starts texting Sophia. They all wait for a text from Sophia.) Tito: Oh my god!!!!! She responded!!!! Freddie: What does it say? Tito: She says she misses me and she can’t trust her new boyfriend. Joaquin: That’s great news!!! Tito: I’ll tell her to meet me me at Jamba Juice tomorrow. ( Next day, after school.) Sophia: Hey, got your text yesterday. Tito: Are we back together? Sophia: Yeah, were still good.!!!! Tito: Do you want to go to Jamba Juice? Sophia: Sounds good! ( Lights dim, then darken.)