3/30/05 03:10 pm - THE STORY OF MRS. HUTCHINSON'S 3rd PERIOD 9th GRADE ENGLISH CLASS (A Series of Theatrical Sketches)
INT. A HIGHSCHOOL CLASSROOM
MRS. HUTCH: Alright you guys, I'll be RIGHT BACK... (gives CLASS an "or else" look, and exits UP STAGE CENTER)
WILL & FRIENDS: (wait until door closes, then begin to talk loudly)
BESS: (looks up, eyes narrowed, and locks her gaze on WILL & FRIENDS) SHUT. UP. NOW.
WILL: (smirks) Why don't you lead by example, Bess?
JOSH/BRYAN/OWEN: (snicker and say "Ooooooh!" etc. immaturely)
BESS: (rolls eyes, and opens mouth to comment)
MRS. HUTCH: (looks suspiciously at CLASS) I could hear you guys outside the door. I was barely gone for FIVE MINUTES, and you guys still can't manage to SHUT your MOUTHS!
WILL: (innocently) It was all Bess, Mrs. Hutchison, really! She was yelling, but the rest of us were being quiet!
BESS: (rolls eyes and snorts)
MRS. HUTCH: (sarcastically) Yes, William, I'm sure that Bess was the one who was making all of that noise.
WILL: Really, it was! She's an entirely different person when you're out of the room...
BESS: (rolls eyes)
MRS. HUTCH: (smiles) Yeah, right. What did she do, grow claws and attack you?
OWEN: (enthusiastically) Yeah! Yeah, she did! Every time you leave, she turns into a giant, flesh-eating monster, and she calls herself...um, Thorax!
WILL:(bursts into hysterics, collapsing onto his desk)
BESS: (looks at WILL in a condescending and disapproving manner)
MRS. HUTCH: Um. RIIIGHT.
WILL: (is still laughing hysterically)
MRS. HUTCH: Well, while William gets control of himself, the rest of you can turn to page 1123 in your red book.
WILL: (laughs harder)
(SOUNDS OF PAGES TURNING & STUDENTS QUIETLY LAUGHING AND TALKING)
SCENE FADES OUT
Stay tuned for SCENE TWO!