I Never Would Have Imagined...

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Claire and best friend, Nicole, are having a sleepover when a robber breaks in and they are in deeper trouble than they ever imagined.

Submitted: June 05, 2010

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Characters- (in order of appearance)
 
Claire – A girl around 12-years old who is having a sleep-over with her friend. She is spunky and brave. 29 lines.
Nicole – A girl around 12-years old who is having a sleep-over with her friend. She is more shy than Claire, by far. 32 lines.
Sarah – Claire’s little sister, who may sometimes be annoying, but ends up saving the day. 6 lines.
Robber – Not the best robber out there and a little dim-witted. 18 lines.
Police – Arrests robber. 5 lines.
 
Script:
Act 1- Scene 1
(Two girls are on a bed. They are giggling and laughing. Room looks like a typical 12-year-old girl’s room.)
NICOLE: Okay, now your turn.
CLAIRE: Would you rather… drink a whole bottle of ketchup or…. fry a bug and eat it.
NICOLE: Um, pass!!
(Sarah bursts in room with a painting.)
SARAH: Claire, Claire! Look what I made! Isn’t it beautiful??
CLAIRE: GET!
NICOLE: OUT!
SARAH: C’mon, guys! Can’t I stay just this one time? You’ve must have kicked me out of your room 100 times!
CLAIRE: Now it’s 101 times, good-bye!
(Claire and Nicole close door on Sarah.)
NICOLE: Ugh… she is SO annoying!
CLAIRE: And I have to live with her.
Act 1- Scene 2
CLAIRE: What time is it?
NICOLE: (Leans over to look at clock) Eleven-thirty.
CLAIRE: Ugh, I wanna go to sleep.
NICOLE: Already on it.
CLAIRE: Goodnight Nicole.
NICOLE: ‘Night.
(Girls put their heads on pillow and close their eyes. After about 5 seconds, footsteps are heard.)
NICOLE: Claire, what was that?
CLAIRE: Probably my mom. Now go to sleep.
(Footsteps are heard again, but louder this time.)
NICOLE: (Nervous) Claire, they’re louder!!
CLAIRE: I told you to go back to sleep. It’s nothing.
NICOLE: (Hesitant) Alright…
(Footsteps are heard louder than before and are coming from the hall.)
NICOLE: Claire?
CLAIRE: Mmm?
NICOLE: (Whispers) Somebody’s in the hall.
CLAIRE: Want to come with me to look? I’ll show you that nothing’s out there.
NICOLE: (Hesitant) I don’t know…
CLAIRE: (Grabbing Nicole by wrist) C’mon!
Act 1- Scene 3
(Girls are standing behind the door and are about to open it. Nicole is really nervous.)
(Whispering)
NICOLE: Claire, this isn’t a good idea.
CLAIRE: Why not?
NICOLE: Well, what if… what if an agry hobo snuck in the house?
CLAIRE: An angry hobo?
NICOLE: Like you could do any better!
CLAIRE: The point is, we’re just gonna open the door, step outside, and when you realize there is nothing out there, we’re going back to sleep!!
(Girls open door and step outside. ROBBER is in other room in the hall and he is rummaging through drawers.)
CLAIRE: See, nothing is out there!
(ROBBER enters the hallway)
ROBBER: Psh! That was too easy! And nobody- [sees girls and points gun] WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
CLAIRE: Umm, I live here.
ROBBER: I knew that. I… uh… I was just testing you. Yeah.
NICOLE: Please don’t shoot us!
ROBBER: Then we need to make a little agreement.
NICOLE: (Nervous) Okay…
CLAIRE: What is it?
ROBBER: YOU SAW NOTHING. YOU WILL NOT SPEAK OF THIS AND IF YOUR PARENTS ASK, YOU BETTER NOT GIVE IN. UNDERSTOOD?
NICOLE: Yes, sir.
Act 1- Scene 3
ROBBER: NOW WHERE IS YOUR FATHER’S WALLET?
CLAIRE: Want me to go get it?
ROBBER: Yeah, and make it snappy!
NICOLE: (Whispering) Claire, what are you doing??
CLAIRE: (Whispering) Just play along.
CLAIRE: Let’s go find it, Nicole.
NICOLE: Okay.
(Girls go downstairs.)
CLAIRE: Okay, Nicole, you keep the robber up there and I’ll call the police.
NICOLE: Got it.
Act 2- Scene 1
CLAIRE: (On phone) Hello, operator? Yes, my house is being robbed. Please hurry! My name is Claire. 188 Liberty Ave. Thank you!
NICOLE: (Upstairs) Umm, well… she’s looking for the wallet. Still.
ROBBER: (Yells to CLAIRE) HURRY UP! I DON’T HAVE ALL NIGHT!
NICOLE: Umm, sir?
ROBBER: WHAT???
NICOLE: Don’t you think that you might… uh, wake Claire’s parents up by yelling?
ROBBER: (Holds up gun) See this thing here??
NICOLE: Yeah?
ROBBER: Let’s just say it might come in handy… (to Claire) HURRY UP!!!
NICOLE: (Trying to stall) Umm, well have you ever seen… uh, West Side Story.
ROBBER: Oh yeah I love that movie!!! Actually, my high school play was that and I was- HEY! I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING!!
NICOLE: (Nervously) You do??
ROBBER: Yeah! You’re trying to get me to join your school’s production! Well too bad because I won’t join it! Hahaha!
NICOLE: (Flat) Oh, bummer.
Act 2- Scene 2
(A knock on the door is heard.)
CLAIRE: Why, who could that be? I’ll go see.
NICOLE: And… I’ll come!
(Girls walk over and open door)
POLICE: Hello.
CLAIRE: Hello, sir. (Whispers) The robber is upstairs.
POLICE: Alright. (Holds gun up and walk up stairs to robber.)
ROBBER: Dang it, the cops!!! Those stupid little brats tricked me!
POLICE: Sir, you are under arrest.
ROBBER: I don’t think so. (Runs downstairs and police follows him, gun in hand.)
ROBBER: Fine, arrest me! But if you do, (points gun at Claire & Nicole, who are terrified) the girls get it.
Act 2- Scene 3
(SARAH hears noise downstairs)
SARAH: What’s with all the noise? I can’t sleep! (Grabs nerf gun) Let me go see…
(SARAH goes downstairs)
SARAH: Just what I expected. (Aims for robber with nerf gun and fires)
ROBBER: AH! (Nerf gun bullet hits gun and it falls out of ROBBER’s hand)  My gun!!
POLICE: (Picks up gun) Nice try. Sir, you are under arrest. Put your hands up.
SARAH: Sweet! I busted a robber!
CLAIRE and NICOLE: SARAH?!?!
SARAH: Yup, it was me who hit him.
CLAIRE: I guess you’re not so annoying after all.
NICOLE: You saved our lives, Sarah. Thanks.
CLAIRE: Yeah, thanks.
(CLAIRE, NICOLE, and SARAH hug.)
ROBBER: And I would of gotten away with it if it wasn’t for you meddling kids!
CLAIRE: What is this? A Scooby-Doo episode?
ROBBER: No, but it adds dramatic effect.
POLICE: Off to the slammer. (POLICE and ROBBER exit out the door.)
 

THE END


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