Peter Pan: 2012
A play by Elizabeth Breed
SCENE: The Darling family nursery, London, night. There are three beds, and asmattering of toys, but the most noticeable in the space is a large rack holding
all of Wendie’s
designer clothing, a desk with a computer on it, a largetelevision set with about four or five gaming systems on it, and a large picturewindow. At the rise, WENDIE is sitting on her bed, texting. MIKEY is engrossed on a movie on his computer, and JONNY is sitting in front of the large television.They are all wearing pajamas.
Next to Wendie’s bed is a small dog carrier,
shaped like a castle. Her little yappy fuzzball of a dog, Nana, is sitting in it.MARY enters.
MARY. Children! Your father and I are leaving for the evening.
(This does not stir any response from the children.)
We’re leaving for that grand party we were
invited to! Come, give us a kiss.
(The kids remain unmoved.)
WENDIE. Yeah mom?MARY. How does my dress look?WENDIE. A little out of fashion, but it suits you, I guess.MARY. What do you think of the shoes?WENDIE. Mom, are you going to keep asking me questions? I have to return this
text back to Claire. She’s having total boy problems.
Michelle Warner totally
wants to take Claire’s boyfriend Duncan to the prom. It’s so not happening,but now she’s spreading rumors about Claire saying that she sleeps with guys
on the first date. Which is so not true.
Everyone knows the farthest she’ll go
is third base. I have
to do damage control. It’s kind of life or death here, mom.
MARY. Oh. I understand. Continue.
(Wendie rolls her eyes and returns to the text.)
How about you, John? How does mommy look?
(Jonny doesn’t look up from
JONNY. Ew.MARY. Oh. Good to know. How about my youngest boy? Michael, what do you think?
(Mikey looks up from the movie.)
MIKEY. Oh! Mom. When did you get here?MARY. Oh Michael, how about my dress.
MIKEY. It’s blue. What’s the occasion again?