Who I Am ©
by Shannan Browne
Ronel – Grade 11, good student, balanced individual (Chevon’s sister)
Alison – Grade 11, trendy, mischievous, slightly over-the-top (Christen’s sister)
Taya – Grade 11, Top of her class, uptight, logical character
Chevon – Ronel’s older sister, second Year University, boyfriend is overseas
Christen – Alison’s older sister, second Year University, Chevon’s best friend, in love with David
Setting: Verandah / Garden at the back of Ronel and Chevon’s parent’s home
Set: Outdoor bench and outdoor table with 3 chairs around it
Entrances and exits are to and from the main house stage right
Stage Directions: Kept to a minimum for Director’s discretion on how they want to direct subtext and nuance.
Ronel (off stage): Come guys let’s go outside. (Entering with cool drink in hand) It’s such a gorgeous day; we can’t waste it inside.
Enter Alison (with a cup of tea) and Taya (with her cool drink)
Alison: I’m going to curl up right here all afternoon! (she curls up comfortably on a seat)
Taya: Not only do you love cats Ali, now you look like one too.
Alison: Nothing wrong with knowing how to chill out Taya. You should try it some time. Get a cup of tea, close those horrible school books and just RE-LAX!
Taya: Whatever! Then I’d end up next to you with D’s on my report card.
Alison: Well as my big sister says: "Any mark above 50%, means you’ve worked too hard." So I’ll take my 60% and my cup of tea thank-you very much.
Ronel: You’re so lucky that your parents don’t mind what you get.
Alison: Oh, they mind, but I show them that my marks are above the grade average and I convince them that I can’t be doing too badly if I’m above average. I reckon my last year is the only year where I have to get A’s. Until then, I’m working on my relaxation techniques.
Taya: Alison, you are so weird.
Alison: No, dear Taya, I like to think of myself as having my priorities right. Besides what’s the point in stressing when you do enough of it for all of us?
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