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JUST A DATE? (partial, won't let me delete it...)

Script By: Threwen Greenleaf
Romance



Annie has just been asked out on a date for the first time ever and calls her best friend, Danielle, right away. Only the thing is, it turns out Danielle likes this guy, too, and decides to wreak havoc on the possible relationship. Kory, another good friend of Annie’s, is also dismayed by the news. He has had a crush on Annie for the past year and is tempted by Danielle to spy on this first date. Will he be able to resist? What will the consequences be if he can’t? And could she possibly like him, too?


Submitted:Mar 20, 2009    Reads: 162    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


ACT 1
SCENE 1
(A teenage girl, ANNIE, is curled up in her room reading a book and eating from a bowl of candy. There is a lamp shining down on her. A few moments of silence pass then there is a knock at the door. Her MOTHER enters with a phone behind her back and a smile on her face.)
MOTHER
(Teasing)
It's Sam!
(ANNIE jumps up, "oh my gosh," scrambling to put the book and candy down, and grabs the phone. She realizes that she has a candy in her mouth and spits it out.)
ANNIE
Hello?
(Spot light comes up on a cocky teenage boy, SAM, lounging on a couch, phone pressed to his ear.)
SAM
Hi, Annie? It's Sam.
ANNIE
Hey! How are you?
SAM
I'm doin' good . . .
(Playfully)
So, uh, that was your mom, huh? She was nice but I totally just started talking to her like she was you . . .
ANNIE
Oh! I'm sorry! She took my phone away so I had to give you my home number . . . guess I should have warned you . . .
SAM
(Nonchalant)
Yeah, no problem.
ANNIE
So, what's up?
SAM
Not much. I was just, you know, wondering if you had a good time at homecoming last Saturday?
ANNIE
(Enthusiastically)
Yeah! It was a lot of fun! I can't believe those guys who cut in on our dance, though! They were so rude!
SAM
Yeah . . . So, uh, would you, perhaps . . . um, want to do something with me next Friday?
ANNIE
(A moment of stunned silence)
Oh! Um . . . yeah! I would love to!
SAM
Ok, cool. I was thinking maybe we could go out to eat and then see a movie after.
ANNIE
Yeah, that sounds great!
SAM
Cool, see ya next Friday then!
ANNIE
Yup! See you then!
SAM
Ok, bye!
(SAM hangs up and leans back into the couch satisfied with himself.)
ANNIE
Bye!
(He hangs up, CLICK)
. . . oh! Wait, what time. . . ? . . . Darn! And I don't know his number. . . But aaahhhhh!!!!!!! Oh my gosh I can't believe it he actually called! I thought for sure he wouldn't! Danielle is going to freak!
(ANNIE dials a number as she finishes her line then paces impatiently as the phone rings four times. A spot comes up on DANIELLE as she scribbles down something on a worksheet and then closes it in a text book, finished. She then picks up the phone.)
DANIELLE
Hello?
ANNIE
Guess what?
DANIELLE
What?
ANNIE
(Pauses for dramatic effect, then rushes her words together)
I have a date next Friday!!!
DANIELLE
(Confused)
What? . . .
(It sinks in)
Ahhhh!!!!! Oh my gosh are you serious? With who? Since when? Where are you going? And what about Kory? Does this mean you're over him? I demand to know absolutely EVERY juicy little detail!!!
ANNIE
(Laughs)
No need to demand! We have been friends since elementary school, after all! We tell each other everything, right?
DANIELLE
(Enthusiastically)
Right!!
ANNIE
Ok, so you remember that guy I met at homecoming? The one that was there with his friends and that was sooo cute and adorable and funny? And basically glued himself to my side the whole time and then danced with me at the end? Well . . . he just called me!!!!
(Throughout ANNIE's description DANIELLE's smile and excitement slowly fade until she looks depressed.)
DANIELLE
(With forced enthusiasm)
Oh! I'm so happy for you! What did he say? . . . Come on! . . .Details!
ANNIE
(Missing the false enthusiasm)
Um, lets see . . . he like JUST called me, not even five minutes ago and asked me out! But oh my gosh it was really embarrassing! You know how my mom took my phone away until I get my grade in physics up? And how I had to give Sam my home phone? Well, my mom answered the phone and he thought it was me and started talking to her because I didn't tell him I gave him my home phone! But, I have been freaking out all weekend waiting for him to call and I was convinced that he wouldn't but . . . ahh!!!! He did! There's nothing much to tell about the phone call, though. Pretty much all that happened was he asked me out and I said yes!
DANIELLE
(Wistfully)
You are sooo lucky! I wish I had a guy like that ask me out . . . But anyways . . . What about Kory then? Does this mean you're finally giving up on him?
ANNIE
(Frowns)
. . . yeah. . . I guess. I mean, I still like him . . . a lot . . . but I don't think anything is going to happen. He made that clear when he never showed up for what was supposed to be our first date . . . so I figured, why not? It's not like I have anything to lose right? And Sam IS cute!
DANIELLE
(With continued fake enthusiasm)
I'm so excited for you! Do I get to help you pick out what you're going to wear? Or have you already decided? What about Erica? Have you told her yet?
ANNIE
No, I don't have any idea of what I'm going to wear, yet! He only called like five minutes ago! And of course I need your help! And I haven't called Erica yet but, of course, she should help too!!!! I'm going to need all the help I can get . . . !
DANIELLE
Aw, that's not true! You're adorable!
ANNIE
Thanks, but I've never been on a real date before! I have no idea what to do!!!
DANIELLE
Oh, I'm sure it will be fine! You gonna tell Kory?
ANNIE
Um . . . I don't know. I guess I should, shouldn't I. We're like best friends but it just seems weird . . . Especially since we both liked each other before, or at least I thought we both liked each other . . . I guess I was wrong, huh?
DANIELLE
But you two tell each other EVERYTHING!
ANNIE
I know . . . but I mean it's just a date . . . it's not that big a deal . . . right?
DANIELLE
Well, you tell him if you want to. I would if I was you but . . . it's up to you! But I, uh, I have to get to work on my physics homework, I haven't even started!
(DANIELLE holds up her finished homework and looks at it.)
ANNIE
Oh, yeah, I should really start working on my homework too. Ugh. Well, I'll see you tomorrow then!
DANIELLE
Yeah, see ya!
(Both hang up. DANIELLE stuffs her homework in her bag and runs off stage. ANNIE sets the phone down on her desk and flops down onto her bed with a groan.)
ANNIE
(Groans)
Oh, what am I going to do?!
SCENE 2
(Scene opens at school, in the commons area. There are lunch tables set up around the room and students milling about. It is before school. ANNIE enters juggling her books, bag, and coat. DANIELLE, ERICA, KORY, and some other students are hanging out at a table downstage.)
ERICA
(Runs up to meet ANNIE)
Oh my gosh congratulations!!! Danielle just told me! That's so exciting!
(ANNIE gives ERICA an awkward hug through her stuff and KORY walks towards them.)
ANNIE
Ahh! I know! I'm so happy!
KORY
So . . . you have a date next Friday.
ANNIE
(Ashamed)
Um . . . yeah.
KORY
(With forced enthusiasm)
That's great! . . . But . . . why didn't you tell me when we talked last night?
DANIELLE
(Taunting, seems pleased with herself)
Ooo! You're in trouble!
(ANNIE shoots DANIELLE a glare then turns back to KORY. ERICA looks confused.)
ANNIE
I . . . I don't know.
KORY
(Hurt)
And to find out from Danielle of all people!
DANIELLE
(Sarcastically, with fake wide eyes)
Gasp! I'm hurt!
ANNIE
I'm sorry . . . I was going to tell you! But it never seemed like a good time to mention it . . .
ERICA
(Finally speaks up)
What's going on?
DANIELLE
(Tattle-tale voice)
She didn't tell Kory that she got a date and he had to find out from me.
ERICA
So? I found out from you and I don't have a problem with it.
ANNIE
See? It's no big deal. Can we just forget this?
(The bell rings to go to class.)
KORY
Fine. Whatever.
(KORY and ERICA walk away and ANNIE mutters to DANIELLE as she walks past.)
ANNIE
(Sarcastic)
Thanks, Danielle.
(Hurt)
You knew that was going to happen!
DANIELLE
(With fake innocence)
What did I do?
(Both DANIELLE and ANNIE walk off stage in opposite directions.)
SCENE 3
(The scene opens in the cafeteria, same set as the commons, ANNIE and KORY enter stage right talking.)
KORY
So . . . where's this Sam guy taking you?
ANNIE
I don't know, out to dinner someplace.
KORY
It had better be nice . . .
ANNIE
Yeah . . . but anyway, how are you?
KORY
Happy for you.
ANNIE
(Surprised)
Really?
KORY
Yeah, why wouldn't I be?
ANNIE
I don't know. You just didn't sound like it, is all.
KORY
Oh . . . well, I am.
ANNIE
Ok . . . thanks.
KORY
Um . . . I have to go . . . talk to Jared. See ya.
ANNIE
See ya.
(ANNIE sits down at one of the tables and hangs her head in her hands. DANIELLE is already sitting on the other side of the table and had been listening to the whole conversation.)
DANIELLE
Wow. He REALLY likes you, doesn't he?
ANNIE
(Jumps, startled)
What? Oh. No. No, he doesn't.
DANIELLE
Yes. Yes, Annie he does. He is soooo depressed by the idea that you might be moving on! Can't you see it in his eyes? The flat tone in his voice? The droop of his shoulders and hang of his head? He's a horrible liar. You even caught him yourself!
ANNIE
(Interrupts)
Don't. Please, he already had his chance. Obviously he doesn't care for me all that much or he wouldn't have left me hanging.
DANIELLE
Stop kidding yourself! He's madly in love with you! But, hey, if you don't want him anymore, I'm sure he'll get over you . . . sometime, after nights of crying himself to sleep. You never know, he might even consider killing himself but I'm sure . . .
(School bell rings)
Oh! Well, I've got to get moving. Unlike you, I don't have first lunch. Talk to ya later!
ANNIE
Yeah . . .
(ERICA walks over, with a lunch tray in her hand, there is food on it, and sits down next to ANNIE.)
ERICA
Hey! Ok, so you have to tell me absolutely everything! How did it happen? When EXACTLY did Sam ask you out? Where's he going to take . . .
ANNIE
Ugh! Why does it matter so much to everyone? Can't you people just leave me alone?!
(ANNIE runs offstage and ERICA sits there in shock, her fork halfway to her mouth. In a delayed reaction, she stands and runs after ANNIE.)
ERICA
Annie! Wait!
SCENE 4
(ANNIE is sitting in a bathroom stall crying when ERICA rushes in. She hesitates then knocks on the stall door.)
ERICA
Annie? What's wrong? What happened?
ANNIE
Go away! It doesn't matter, nothing does. Everything is all messed up.
ERICA
That's not true! I'm sure we can fix it but you have to tell me what's wrong or I can't help much.
(ANNIE doesn't respond and ERICA hesitantly swings open the door to find ANNIE hunched over, head in hands, and shoulders shaking with silent tears.)
ERICA
Hey, talk to me. Come on, it can't be that bad!
ANNIE
(Without moving, whispers)
Does he still like me?
ERICA
What?
ANNIE
(Sits up and looks at ERICA; forcefully)
Does he still like me?
ERICA
Of course!
(Realizes her mistake and tries to cover it up)
Oh! Um . . . well . . . I wouldn't know exactly. It's not like he talks to . . .
ANNIE
(Interrupts)
Oh! I hate this! I can't do anything right!
ERICA
What are you talking about?!? HE is the one who can't do anything right! You've waited for him, listened to him, shown him you care, TOLD him you care, stood up for him, accepted his excuses, made up excuses for him . . . !
ANNIE
Stop! Ok! I get it! . . . I get it. I know all of that already. You and everyone else have told me plenty of times and just . . . stop! Don't anymore. Ok? I won't listen to "reason" and there are plenty of things I've done wrong, too! . . . plenty . . .
ERICA
Ok, I'm sorry. It's just . . . hard watching you suffer like this.
(Long awkward pause)
But hey! You have a date this Friday! Maybe you'll actually get over Kory! Maybe you'll like this other guy! Maybe . . .
ANNIE
That's a lot of maybes . . .
ERICA
I know, but it's time you took a chance and got out there. What do you say?
ANNIE
(Resigned)
Yeah, I guess you're right. I mean, what have I got to lose right?
ERICA
There's the spirit! Now, come on. Let's go get you something to eat.
ANNIE
That sounds like a good idea to me.
(They exit; arms linked together, ERICA enthusiastically dragging the depressed ANNIE.)
SCENE 5
(The scene opens in a busy hallway between classes. ERICA enters stage right and KORY enters stage left, head hanging and looking depressed. They meet center stage, students continue walking around and past them to their classes. ERICA grabs KORY's arm and stops him from walking past her. He hadn't seen her.)
ERICA
Hey! Dude! What are you doing?
(KORY doesn't respond)
Come on. You so obviously like her! Like, really like her! Just ask Annie out already! Just the idea of her going out with another guy is killing you!
KORY
No. She's happy about this guy. I messed up, there's no way she likes me anymore, anyway. She should hate me.
ERICA
But she doesn't, now does she? And you don't know she doesn't like you, too.
KORY
Yes . . . Yes, I do.
ERICA
And how do you know that? Hmm?
KORY
Well, why would she?
ERICA
Honestly? I have no idea! The way you're acting, all sorry for yourself, I can't see why anyone would want to go out with you! Come on! Have some backbone!
(ERICA gives him a slap on the back.)
KORY
Hey!
ERICA
But seriously, come on, lover boy! Go get her! Trust me on this. She likes you, too.
(ERICA walks away; exits stage left.)
KORY
(Groans in exasperation)
What am I supposed to do?
(DANIELLE walks up behind him, from stage left.)
DANIELLE
(Excited, evil plotting)
Pst! Kory! I'm going to spy on Annie on her date this Friday! Wanna come? Of course, we still have to work out the logistics . . . like figuring out where they are going, for instance . . . but once we figure out those minor details it'll be A LOT of fun! What do you say?
KORY
What? No, I won't go with you! That's horrible! And don't you dare go spy on her! What if she catches you? What if you mess everything up? This is her first date EVER! If you go through with this crazy plot of yours and you ruin her evening I'll . . . well, I'll find you and make you wish you'd never thought about it!
DANIELLE
Jeeze! Chill! I won't ruin things . . . too badly!
(KORY glares at her; she laughs)
Well, suit yourself! I AM going, though. This is too good to miss! At least I know I'll have fun this Friday! Unlike you, who will be sitting at home worrying about whether this new guy's going to steal Annie's first kiss!
KORY
(Gets all worked up)
What? Her first kiss? No! Who does he think he is trying to . . . !!!
(School bell rings.)
DANIELLE
(Interrupts; says innocently)
Oh! Well, I've got to be getting to class! See ya around!
(DANIELLE exits stage right.)
KORY
But . . . no! Wait . . . I can't!
(KORY droops in defeat as DANIELLE disappears off stage. He exits stage left.)
SCENE 6
(KORY is sitting with his head and his back leaning against a locker in the hallway after school. No one else is around except a few students casually passing by. There is a notebook and pencil in his lap and a pile of crumpled papers next to him. He looks back down at the notebook and, after a deep sigh, begins to write.)
KORY
Annie, your eyes are like the sparkling ocean, so deep and full of mystery. Your hair is like . . . is like . . . oh, what is the point? This is so cheesy, and it's not like I'm going to give it to her anyway. Annie's going to go out with that Sam guy, now. Whoever he is . . .
(As KORY is speaking SAM and a few other guys, jocks, are walking by. SAM stops when he hears his and, after ushering his friends on without him, goes over to KORY. SAM leans up against the lockers next to KORY.)
SAM
(Suave)
So . . . you know Annie? Couldn't help overhearing your little outburst there.
KORY
Yeah . . .
SAM
Got a little bit of a crush on 'er, by the sound of it.
KORY
Yeah, I . . .
SAM
(Cuts him off)
You writing her a poem, then? Mind if I take a look?
(Without waiting for an answer, SAM reaches down and takes the notebook out of KORY's hands.




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