The Formal

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THE FORMAL – BY SUE MURRAY

CHARACTERS
Frank
Tatiana
Lisa
Paul

SCENE ONE – DON’T TELL ANYONE

LISA CENTERED ON STAGE, LIGHTS DIMMED, AND SPOTLIGHT ON LISA.

LISA The formal. Apparently the hardest part of our high school lives, a night we are all suppose to remember. Well this formal has definitely scarred me for life. All the money spent, the illegal drinking, the boys and most of all Tatiana’s brother, Frank. Although of course you have not yet heard of him or his stupid bad ass accomplishments. Let me take you back.

TATIANA AND LISA ARE SITTING IN TATIANA’S LOUNGE ROOM. TATIANA | My brother is so annoying. Every time a guy even looks at me, he scares them away. It was so good before he came home, I got any guy I
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| LISA | What are you thinking? | FRANK | What? Oh. Well, I’m feeling pretty dizzy and angry right now. And that asshole’s head is going through a pole. | LISA | Oh. Really? Are you sure you don’t want to stop drinking or something? Tatiana told me about your problem, but she told me not to tell anyone. Oops. Did I just say that out loud? | | FRANK GETS ANGRY AND STARES AT LISA, CRUSHING HIS CAN IN HIS HAND. | LISA | Or maybe you can just keep drinking, and I should really stop speaking now. | FRANK | OI PAUL, YOU AND ME OUTSIDE NOW! | PAUL | What? | TATIANA | FRANK WHAT ARE YOU GOING ON ABOUT? | FRANK | This fella’s an asshole, he needs a lesson. | PAUL | WHY DON’T YOU JUST DO IT NOW... FRAAANK. | | FRANK THROWS HIS BEER, WALKS UP TO PAUL AND PUNCHES HIM IN THE HEAD, TATIANA SCREAMS. | TATIANA | Oh my god, I hate you, why did you do that? I told you not to ruin MY formal! And I told you to stop bloody drinking! | FRANK | I told you, he was being an asshole. You and you’re big mouth had to go and tell your best friend all about me. Didn’t you? And I like drinking, I’ll drink as much as I like. I’m eighteen. I’m allowed to. | TATIANA | Ok maybe I did, I was sick of her asking about you. And there’s no need to hit someone just because they’re not being nice to you Frank. | FRANK | If someone stole your perfect dress and your perfect heels and called you names and stared at you and shit. You would hit them too. | |

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