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SCRIPT TITLE AND AUTHOR
ALast Dance, First Dance@

By Dennis Alberts

GENRE
Drama

CHARACTERS
1 narrator  4 m,  4 f

COMPLETE SCRIPT LENGTH
20 pages at 8" x 10"

INTEREST LEVEL
Juvenile

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About the author:  
About the author;  Married with two children.  Enjoys writing articles on the Civil War, as well as radio scripts, acting in Christian videos, amateur radio and skeet shooting.
Author Comments:
Great for  junior high-high school aged students.
For information regarding this script contact:

ALast Dance, First Dance@

By Dennis Alberts

Phone: 219-269-2976

Email: dalberts@knonline.com

 

Summary of Production Script

 


Excerpt from Production Script

MUSIC: UP AND ESTABLISH THEN UNDER

NARR: AThrough a high school dance, two young people will help each other grow and mature during a difficult time. In the process, they will learn that no one is perfect, and we all have something positive to give, which makes us needed by others.@

MUSIC: DOWN AND OUT

SOUND: HIGH SCHOOL HALLWAY NOISE

Sandy: AThe Fall Fling? What=s that?@

SHARISSA: AO, Sandy! You know. It=s the first dance of the year here at good old Prestonburg High. I=ve had a couple of guys ask me already.@

SANDY: AOY., that=s nice Sharissa. It must be wonderful to be pretty Yand be able toY@

SHARISSA: A Sandy Hawkins! Don=t you dare start! You are beautiful. Guys do want to take you out, and yesYyou can go to a dance and have a good time even if you do have a physical challenge! Hey! It=s the 21st Century girl!@

SANDY: AO, SharissaYYou=re a good friend. You always know what to say when I=m down. Listen, not that I would go, but you mentioned that some guys do want to go out with me. Do you know any who wants to ask me to the Fall Fling?@

SHARISSA: ACurt Spalding. That cute guy on the football team who sits behind you in English class!@

SANDY: AYou=re kidding! How do you know?@

SHARISSA: AI just know! You want me to tell him that you want to go with him?@

SANDY: AWellY, you know my folks. He=s from the NorthYand he doesn=t attend my church. I don=t care at all, but you know how my mom is.@

SHARISSA: A How will she know? Besides, he=s new to Prestonburg, Kentucky and you=d better say >yes= before he asks someone else!@

SANDY: AWellYwhat aboutYthe dancing? I can use a walker a little, even stand up for a whileY, O, Sharissa, I don=t knowY not a dance. The other kids might stareY@

SHARISSA: ALeave it to be babe! We=ll meet at the dance and have a good time. Listen! You=ve got to stop thinking everyone is staring. If they do, it=s because you=re a doll.@

SANDY: AWhat do I wear? I can=t afford a new dress. Daddy=s not working the hours he used to at the mine.@

SHARISSA: ASew one. I=ll help. All you have to do is buy the pattern and we can use some of my mom=s left over fabric.@

SANDY: ASharissa, please. Let me think this over. I don=t knowYI just don=t know.@

SOUND: BELL RINGING

SANDY: ASee you later.@

SHARISSA: ABye, babe.@

MUSIC: UP ESTABLISH THEN UNDER AND OUT

NARR: ALater that evening during dinnerY@

SOUND: EATING, ITEMS MOVING ON A TABLE, ETCY

SANDY: AMamma, Daddy, if a boy asked me to a dance, would it be ok if I were to go?@

MR. HAWKINS: ADanceYbut how..er, yea, I guess so@.

MRS. HAWKINS: AWho is he? Does he know about yourY, I mean, would he be able to help you in and out of a car alright? You knowY@

SANDY: AI=m sure we could manage mamma.@

MR. HAWKINS: AWe don=t have the money for new clothes or anything honey, with the slow down at the mine and all.@

SANDY: ASharissa will help me make one with her mother=s extra fabric. I just need to buy a pattern.@

MRS. HAWKINS: AI=ll need to see the pattern of what you=re going to make. We don=t want you dressing like some of those young gals. My goodness.@

SANDY: AYes maam. You should know that I would never wear anything I thought wasn=t right.@

MRS. HAWKINS: AIs he a boy from our church? Do we know him? Is it the Royce boy?@

SANDY: ANo, mamma, it=s not Lester Royce. He=s a real nice guy who=s new here in Prestonburg. His daddy=s with one of the banks I think. He plays on the football team and is a sweet guy. He hasn=t exactly yet asked meY, but Sharissa said she knows he wants to, and she=ll mention to him that I=d go if he asks.@

MRS. HAWKINS: ASharissa! My word! Should=ve known it would be her doing. That girl is always trying to get you to set your sights so high. Last year she talked you into wanting to go to college. What next?@

MR. HAWKINS: AWould this boy happen to be the son of some fella= named Spalding at Farmer=s State Bank? Some of the boys were telling me this Spalding is ok. He gave some of the men extensions on their mortgage payments who have been layed off from the mine. Good man.@

SANDY: AIt must be his son daddy.@

MRS. HAWKINS: AWellY, I think maybe your daddy and I need to talk this over. Maybe we need to meet him first. Why don=t you ask him to attend church with us and we=ll have him over for Sunday dinner.@

 

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