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91366: One-Act Drama for Seniors and Teens
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91366 by Lori M. Myers:
A rebellious teenage girl confronts an elderly woman in a tattoo parlor.
From the Play:
C'mon. Tell me the truth. Will it hurt or not?
Hey, you'll live, okay? Make up your mind.
Okay. I’m gonna do it. Promise me ya’ won’t laugh if I cry.
I promise. I’ll draw this up for ya’. (exits)
MELANIE (She admires the tattoo art on the walls, then stares at SARAH)
Hi. I'm Melanie. You’re not gettin’ a tattoo, are ya’?
Vy do you say dat? Because I’m old?
No. Did he draw your picture already? He’s doin’ mine now.
So I heard.
Oh. Sorry. I’m going to this party tonight. She’s going to have a DJ and everything. Everybody who is anybody will be there.
I von’t be dere.
When I’m excited about something, I just can’t wait.
Yes, I noticed. Vaiting is a terrible ting. So is bad manners. Ven two people are talking, you vait until dey finish. Then it's your turn. Fashtay?
What? Oh, yeah. I guess. (beat) Does it hurt to get a tattoo? Not that you would know, but maybe one of your grandchildren has one.
My grandchildren do not have tattoos and dey vill never have tattoos. And da hurt? Most forget about da hurt. Some never forget. (beat) So, I heard about dis butterfly you're getting. Very pretty.
About Lori M. Myers
Her one-act play, “A 21st Century Christmas Carol,” has been published by Contemporary Drama Service. The play is a modern twist on Dickens’ classic with a female lead role, greedy old spinster Eleanor Scrooge.
As a playwright, Lori’s work has been performed on six regional stages and has included drama, children’s musicals/plays, and comedic sketches. Her short fiction has appeared in various print and online literary journals both in the United States and abroad. She teaches writing workshops, is a part-time professor of writing at York College of Pennsylvania, and is interviews editor for Hippocampus Magazine where she has interviewed many noted authors. Lori holds a MA in creative writing from Wilkes University.
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