The Sisters Grimm
Sceen 1: Act 1:The Cab:Rainy Cold Sabrina and Daphne looking out
the car window
Daphne:(turning toward Ms.Smirt) Do they have bagels in Ferryport
Ms. Smirt:(looking Cross and angry)Of course they have bagels.
They have bagels everywhere.
Daphne:Not on the moon(ms. smirt snarls Daphne turns back to the
window Sabrina Snickered)
Ms. Smirt: I hope you don't bother your grandmother with all
these ridiculous questions!
Sabrina:(looking annoyed)She's dead! I've already told you a
million times, our grandmother is dead!
Ms. Smirt: We did a background check, Sally. She is who she says
Sabrina: My name is Sabrina.
Ms. Smirt: Whatever. The orphanage would not release you into
just anyone's custody.
Sabrina: Oh really? How about Ms. Langdin, who swore her toilet
Ms. Smirt: Everyone has their quirks.
Daphne: Or Mr. Denis, who made us sleep in his truck?
Ms. Smirt: Some people love the great outdoors.
Sabrina: Mr. and Mrs. Tompson handcuffed us to a radiator!
Ms. Smirt: Dwell on the negatives if you choose, but you should
be grateful. There is not much of a demand for rude little
girls. Imagine how embarassed I was when I heard what you said to
Sabrina: They locked us in their house for two weeks so they
could go on a cruise to Bora Bora.
Daphne: I think it was the Bahamas
Ms. Smirt: It was Bermuda, and at least they brought you back
some nice T-shirts from their trip. Anyway its all water under
the bridge now. We found a real(enphasize) relative who is
actually eager to take you into her home. But to be honest
girls, even if she was an imposter I would hand you over to her.
We have run out of familys who want you.(puting her nose in her
book again "how to get the love you want'')
Daphne: Whats an imposter?
Sabrina: It means someone whos pretending to be someone their
Daphne: Do you think that she could really be our grandmother?
Dad said she died before we where born.
Sabrina: Not a chance. Don't worry we'll be gone before the crazy
old bat knows what happened.
Sceen 2, act 1, Ferryport landing
Ms. Smirt: Ladies, let's go!(getting out of the car) When you
meet her you had better be polite or there is going to be
trouble. No sass, no back talk, stand up strait, and act like
young ladies for once, or so help me I'll...
Granny Relda: (enterupting) Ms. Smirt?
Ms. Smirt: Yes, Mrs.Grimm. It's us.
Granny Relda: Sabrina, Daphne? Oh, you are both so beautiful.
What little darlings! I'm your Grandmother Grimm.(hugging sabrina
Ms. Smirt: Mrs. Grimm it's so nice to meet you.
Granny: It's nice to meet you, too.
Ms. Smirt: Im just so thrilled to have helped you and the girls
Granny: Oh... Im sure you are. Girls this is Mr. Cannis. He helps
me take care of our house and other matters. He lives with us,
too, and he'll be helping me look after you.
Ms. Smirt: Well, girls, this is good-bye. Lets make this the last
time we see each other. Good luck Mrs. Grimm.(walking back to the
car. the grimms walk to a car that looks like its about to brake
Sabrina: Is this safe?
Granny: It got us here. I suppose it will get us back.(the car
roars to life) Put your seat belts on!(over the loud bannging)
Sabrina: I can't here you!
Granny: More than six!
Sabrina: Six what!?
Granny: Probably! I told you to put your seat belt on!?
Sabrina: This!?(holding up the pieces of rope)
Granny: Yes, yes! Here!(tieing them together) There you go snug
as a bug in a rug!
Daphne: I love dolphins, too!
Granny: Not since I hurt my toes!(sabrina groans head on her
Sceen 3, Act 1, Granny's house
Daphne: You live in a Doll house!
Sabrina: Why do you live all the way out here?
Granny: Oh I like the quiet. It's nice not to here the honking of
Sabrina:(under breath) and no one can hear the little kids
Daphne: Wow! That's alot of keys.
Sabrina: That's a lot of locks.(looking at the door wearely)
Granny:(knock 3 times)We're home.(Sabrina and daphne look at each
other)Let me take your coats lieblings.
Granny: It means sweetheart in German. Girls, I must warn you.
I'm not much of a house keeper. We'll have dinner in about an
hour.(Cannis takes bags upstairs) Ladies let me give you the
Daphne: (picks up a picture frame of a man and a child)Who's
Granny: That was your opa, Basil.
Granny: Grandfather, liebling.
Daphne: Is that your baby?(pointing at the child)
Granny: That was your papa. Oh, my, I've forgotton the
cookies.(runs out of the room, comes back with a tray of cookies)
Daphne:(taking a bite and smile's)These taste just like my
Granny: Where do you think she got the recipe, angel? Oh, I was
about to introduce you to Elvis.
Daphne: (mr. cannis enters the room. Daphne points at him)Is he
Granny: Oh, dear, no. Mr. Cannis and I are not courting. We are
just good friends.
Daphne: What does courting mean?
Sabrina: It's an old-fashioned word for dating.
Granny:(A large dog bounds into the room and jumps on top of
Sabrina and Daphne) Elvis please get off of them(trying to pull
the dog off of the girls)This is Elvis. He's a member of our
little family and copletely harmless if he likes you.
Sabrina: And if he doesn't?
Daphne: Oh! I love him! He's so cute!
Granny: This is the only boyfriend I have and probably the
smartest one I've ever had, too. Watch! Elvis, shake.(shake's
hands with the dog)
Daphne: Play dead.(dog falls over)
Granny: You two must be starving after your trip. i suppose i
better get started with dinner. I hope spaghetti and meatballs
Daphne: I love spaghetti and meatballs!
Granny: I know you do.(wink's and heads into the kitchen)
Sabrina: I don't like this at all, Daphne. Don't get used to this
place. We're not going to be here long.
Daphne: Stop being a snot. She wouldn't hurt us. She's nice.
Sabrina: That's why crazy people are so dangerouse. You think
they're nice until they're chaining you up in the garage. And I
am not being a snot.
Daphne: Yes, you are.
Sabrina: No, l'm not
Daphne: yes, you are. Anything is better than living in the
Granny: Dinner!(girls walk into the kitchen, mr. cannis is
meditating in his seat)
Daphne:(After looking at Mr. Cannis whispers)I think he's
dead.(talking) How did you know i like spaghetti? It's my
Granny: I know lots of things about you, liebling. I am your
Granny: It means grandmother in German, that's where our family's
Sabrina: My family is from New York City.
Granny: Your mama sent me letters from time to time. I know a
great deal about you both. In fact, when I stopped getting them I
Sabrina: That they'd abandoned us?
Granny: Child, your mother and father didn't abandon you.
Daphne: Mrs. Grimm, I-
Granny: Liebling, I'm not Mrs. Grimm. I'm your grandmother. You
can call me Grandma or Oma but never Mrs. Grimm, please.
Daphne: Can l call you Granny? l alway wanted a granny.
Granny: Of course, l'll be your Granny Relda.(hugging Daphne)
It's a special recipe. The sauce has a little curry in it and the
noodles are made with squid ink. So, Mr. Cannis says your
suitcases felt almost empty. Don't you have any clothes?
Daphne: The police kept them. They said they were evidence.
Granny: Kept them? That's crazy! What will they do with them?
Well, we can't have you running around naked all the time, can
we? I mean, people will think we're nudists. l was thinking that
Sabrina: Who are you? And don't say your our grandmother
because our grandmother is dead!
Granny:(looking uncomfurtable) But l am your grandmother,
Sabrina: I said our grandmother is dead! Our father told us she
died before we were born.
Granny: Girls, l assure you that l am who l say l am.
Sabrina: Well, then why did he tell us you died if you didn't?
Granny: I'm not sure it is time to discuss your father's
decisions. We are all just getting settled in and we can talk
about it later.
Sabrina: Well if you really were our grandmother, I would think
you'd be happy to discuss it.
Granny: Now is not the time.
Sabrina: Fine! I'm tired and I wanna to go to bed.
Granny: Of course, liebling. Your room is upstairs. I will show
Sabrina: We'll find it our selves!!(Angerely gets up storms out
of the room grabing Daphne)
Daphne: But I'm not done eating!(trying to pull back to the
Sabrina: You're never done eating! Let's go!
Sceen 4, Act 2, Upstairs.
Sabrina:(Slamming the door) What a nutcase.(Floping on the bed)
That woman is hiding something!
Daphne: You think everyone's hiding something.
Sabrina: And you would hug the devil if he gave you cookies.
Daphne: Well, I like her!(Harrumh's and sits down on the bed arms
folded) Let's give her a chance.
Sabrina: A chance to what?(picks up her head and looks at Daphne)
Kill us in our sleep? Feed us to that monster dog of hers? No
way!(Flops back down) While you were shoveling in those meatballs
did you ever think that they might be made from the last couple
of kids she claimed she was related to?
Daphne: You're gross!(throwing a pillow at Sabrina)
Sabrina:(sit's up hearing a strange sound) Where is that coming
Daphne:(see's dancing lights outside the window) Amazing.(walks
over to the window and puts hand on the glass) They're so
pretty.(sabrina goes to open the window.)
Mr. Cannis: Girls, you'll leave that window closed if you know
whats good for you!(stomping across the room) You are never to
let any one or anything into this house
Sabrina: It was just some ligtning bugs.(rolling her eyes and
crossing her arms)
Mr. Cannis: No one comes into this house. Do you understand what
i have just asked of you?(Sabrina and Daphne shake heads in
agreement) Very well. Good night.
Daphne:(whispering)What was that all about?(There is a kock on
the door, Granny enter's)
Mrs. Grimm: It's been a long day hasn't it?(sitting on the bed)
Daphne: Mr. Cannis yelled at us.
Mrs. Grimm: I heard. Please don't be too upset by Mr. Cannis. He
has your best interests at heart. Believe me, lieblings, we are
both very happy to have you here, but there are a few rules you
have to follow(looking pointedly at Sabrina) and I know that what
I tell you might not make a lot of sense but the rles are in
place for a reason. First, never let anyone or anything into this
house without asking Mr. Canis or me if it is OK.(taking hold of
the girls hands and sit's on the bed) Second, there is a room
down the hall that is locked. It's locked for a reason and I ask
that you stay away from it for the time being . You might hear
some unusual noises comingfrom inside, but just ignore them. Do
you under stand?(Sabrina and Daphne nodd) As for the rest of the
house, feel free to explore. You'll notice there are plenty of
books to keep you occupied.
Sabrina: (sarcasticly)Really? Books, I didn't notice.
Mrs. Grimm: If worse comes to worst we can always dig out that
old TV. Who wants pancakes in the morning?
Daphne:(Smiling) I do!
Mrs. Grimm: Are you warm enough? Do you need anything to sleep
Daphne:(opens up suitcase and pulls out two extra large T-shirts)
No, we have these.(handing one to Sabrina)
Mrs.Grimm: Very good. Good night, don't let the bed bugs
bite.(getting up and leaving shuting the door behind her)
Daphne: She's nice.
Sabrina:(clenching her fists) It's all an act. That woman is
hidding something and we aren't sticking around to find out what
it is. Get some sleep. We're running away-tonight.
Sceen 3, Act 3:Leaving
Sabrina:(getting out of bed)We have to go.(grabbing their coats
and walking carefully down the stairs to the front door) There's
a key hole on this side, too! We have to find another way out.
Daphne:(yawn's and rub's her eye's) Let's go back to bed.
Sabrina: We have to get her keys.
Daphne: How are we going to do that? She has them.