Dee Dee - Thami's long time friend from school, over the top,
'popular' one of the four
Set: A kitchen with a rectangular table and four chairs,
one chair on stage left of table and one on stage right. Two
chairs are centre stage facing the audience.
Mother walks in downstage right with present in hand,
taking off a jacket to reveal a nurse's outfit underneath. She
has just returned from night shift to make breakfast for her
two daughters. She hangs her coat on the back of a chair,
places the present at one of the table settings and starts to
put the bowls and glasses on the table at 2 centre stage chairs
and stage left chair. Whilst she is preparing the table Angel
walks in wearing her nightgown.
Mother: Morning Angel
Angel: (wiping her eyes she goes over to her mom and kisses
her on the cheek) Morning mom. (She sits down and
starts to eat breakfast) How was your shift?
Mother: (sitting down sipping a mug of tea) There were
two taxi accidents last night. All the wards and passageways
were full again. Unfortunately two people died, and four are
still in ICU. Oh my child, life is so precious.
Angel quietly leans over and gives her mother a tender
Mother: We were lucky to be able to save the other passengers.
Promise me you will always only get into the taxis you know are
safe. Promise me Angel.
Angel: I promise mom.
Mother: Good. I haven't spent all my effort to have one of
those drivers take you away from me. Now, why aren't you
dressed for work? It's already 6 o'clock!
Angel: Ah mom, I'll be ready in time, I still have 20 minutes.
Why are you home already?
Mother: Haikona, you children always rush, rush, rush. You
should wake up earlier and then you wouldn't have only 20
minutes, you would have 30 minutes and get to work early
instead of running out of here late to catch the first taxi you
Angel: Yes, mom (Angel smiles), but then we would be
Mother: Just you wait my girl, one day you will be old too,
then we'll see if you still think you are funny. Where is your
sister? I thought she would be awake already…(sipping tea,
she remembers Angel's question) I'm home early because I
organised with the head nurse to let me work a double shift on
Sunday so I could be here for Thami when she gets up for her
sixteenth birthday today. Where is she?
Angel: You really love that child too much, you always battle
when you work a double shift, and she really doesn't deserve
Mother: Angel, how can you say that about your sister? I love
you both more than anything, you know that. Now where is she?
Angel: I think she's still sleeping. She was up really late
last night talking to Zee on the phone. I think she only went
to bed at 2am.
Mother: 2 am! Angel, why did you let her stay up so late? It's
a school night! You know she has to be in bed, or she will
sleep all day in class.
Angel: Ah mom, I tried. I promise you I tried, but she started
throwing a tantrum and telling me that I'm not her mother and
that she is old enough to do whatever she wants to do. She told
me that just because I've finished school I mustn't think that
I'm better than her. I told her that I wasn't trying to be her
mother, or be better than her. I told her I want her to do well
in school so she can be better than me. She said I was talking
nonsense and I was just jealous because she has a boyfriend and
I don't. Mom she is so difficult. I can't talk to her; she
doesn't listen to anything I say. She doesn't even listen to
what you say anymore.
Mother: (shaking her head) Oh that one. You are right,
she doesn't listen to me. She thinks she knows better than both
Angel: Mom, I'm worried about her.
Mother: Don't you worry Angel. It will sort itself out. All we
can do for the moment is pray for her. Pray that in some way
the Lord can bring the old Thami back to us. That in some way
He will show her that there is more to life than boys and
clothes and being on the telephone.
Angel: Oh mom, you have so much faith. Sometimes I worry about
Mother: My child you make me smile. It is not your job to worry
about me either. You just need to worry about deciding what you
want to study next year. You can't waitress forever.
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Lights fade back on as voices are heard from outside the
home, talking about the school day and the movie they have
Into the kitchen walk Thami, Kay, Dee Dee & Norma
giggling. They spend their time in the kitchen standing and
Thami: Norma. Look at what you have done. Why can't you just be
nice to Dee Dee.
Norma: Because she is a materialistic, gossip queen who isn't
any good for any of us!
Thami: But she is popular Norm. She's one of the coolest girls
in school. If we get in her good books then we can be popular
Norma: Why is being popular so important to you? More important
than I am. More important than your friendship with Kay or I.
Thami, we have known you since Grade One! Surely that means
Kay: Norms is right Thami. Dee Dee is bad news. She is the one
who introduced me to Sbu. She is the one who has ruined my
(Dee Dee walks in to listen to what they are saying at the
Thami: You are such a drama queen Kay. (Kay goes visibly
quiet and hurt) She hasn't 'ruined' your life. You can
find another man. You can be popular too! I want all the
attention that Dee Dee gets. I want to be gorgeous and have
boys look at me too. Like they look at her.
Norma: Thami, they don't look at her like she is hot. They look
at her like she is easy.
Silence as they realise Dee Dee is there and listening
Dee Dee: (insulted speaks from upstage) Jealousy makes
you nasty Norma.
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Lights fade up. Two girls sleeping at the table waiting for
Angel. Enter Angel.
Angel: (softly tapping Norma's shoulder) Norma. Norma.
Norma: (sleepily) Who? What?
Angel: Wakey wakey, it's me Angel.
Norma: (rubbing her eyes) Oh, um, hi.
Angel: (looking around) Why are you two in here? Where
Norma: (now properly awake) Um. Well. Thami has gone
out to a party.