One Teacher, and up to seven Students. Setting requires enough chairs for the students, lined up, with the Teacher at the front of the room.
: Class, today we'll work on the most important word
: What's that, Mr. Miller?
: It's what our whole way of living
is based on. Without it, none of the beautiful things that America has and does would be around.
: Mr. Miller, k'mon! What is it? Note: Ad-lib as appropriate.
: Well... let's think of an example
. How many of you kids are having a school lunch
Several students raise their hands, at least two.
: Good. Now, how are you going to get
Small pause, and one student pipes up.
: We pay
: And you pay with money
: Okay. Looks like you already know
about the word. Now, let's move on to math...
Lights dim or curtains fall, depending on production possibiltes.
Two onstage, gender neutral. One offstage, to enter on cue. No props. Characters will be refered to as One, Two, and Three
Speed increases as lines progress.
(Points to One
) You lose.
One and Two begin to walk offstage past Three.
(Pushes Three on way out.
(Watches them leave, confused.
) What the...?
Lights dim or curtains fall, depending on production possibilities.