The Scene transitions into a lunch room in front of the curtain. A few high schoolers are sitting down at a tables. A teenaged ANNA walks out on stage, holding her lunch back in her hands and her back pack on her back. She looks around for a spot. She turns to the audience and begins talking.
Hi I'm Anna Torman and that little girl you just saw was me when I was eight years old. My father died when I was nine when someone broke into the house and killed him. I was absolutely devastated. I've never forgotten about what my father told me and every day I repeat his words through my mind. I live with my mother still but since the day he died, nothing has been the same.
ANNA walks to sit at a table with a few girls. The girls sitting at the table stop their chatter and stare at ANNA. They all get up and leave offstage. ANNA just sighs and continues eating. Mr. Bragstien, the principal, enters SR and looks around at the tables. He paused and looks at ANNA.
Sitting alone again Anna? Thought you'd be sitting with people.
Hello Mr. Bragstien, I'm fine, thank very much for asking.
No need for sass Ms. Torman. You're never going to get anywhere in life unless you do something about that old bitch of a mother you have.
Don't you ever call me mother that you big shit!
The kids in the cafeteria look at ANNA. ANNA slowly sits back down. MR. BRAGSTIEN glares at her.
That'll be a weeks detention Ms. Torman. Your father always received detentions. I know you knew you were just like him.
My father was a wonderful man! It was your fault of how you never understood him! He had a unique mind and had different perspectives of things. He always knew the right things to say along with you being a stuck up jerk who doesn't care about anything or anyone but his shiny bald head!
A few of the kids in the cafeteria laugh as MR. BRAGSTIEN continues to glare at ANNA who stays angry with him.
That is a month detention. [Begins to walk off SL] Detention begins at 2:15. You may leave at 4:30. Don't be late. [EXITS]
The bell rings. ANNA collects her things and walks out from the cafeteria. She walks to the middle of the stage as the kids who were sitting in the cafeteria move the tables off.
My father had a unique mind that nobody understood. His mind was given to me, much of a disgrace to my mother. If my mother weren't ruining my life, everyone would understand me. I love the drama club. I just wish I could be in it without being ridiculed. When I was a freshman my mother just laughed when I brought in the permission slip. She said I was only wasting my time. I was only going to be disappointed with what the drama of life brought me.
The scene continues as the scene has transitioned into the school hallway. A group is talking by the lockers. BOY 1 suddenly turns in ANNA'S direction to walk. They collide with each other making BOY 1 back into GIRL 1 who spills coffee all over herself.
Watch where you're going Torman!
I'm sorry I didn't mean to...
Wait, your last name is Torman? As in the daughter of that old bitch Melinda Torman?
ANNA suddenly pushes Boy 2 who knocks into GIRL 2
Don't you dare insult my mother that way!
You should be ashamed to have that 'mother' as a mom. She called me a whore once do you know that?
She can't help herself. It doesn't give you any right to talk about my mother that way.
[Takes step forward]
Really? So I can't say that she's a filthy bullshit of a mom?
The friends all laugh giving high fives to BOY 1. ANNA, infuriated, runs up and punches BOY 1. He falls to the floor where the friends and other people crowd around.
He's bleeding pretty bad. We have to get him to the nurse.
GIRL 1, in tears, stands and walks to ANNA.
You're just like her you that? You two should be locked away in jail for all this whole world cares. You're nothing and you always will be you bitch!
GIRL 1 smacks ANNA across the face. ANNA tackles GIRL 1 and they roll around tackling each other. Other people in the hallway chant 'Fight, fight, fight!' GIRL 2 and BOY 2 struggle to get either ANNA or GIRL 2 up. BOY 2 pries ANNA off GIRL 1 as GIRL 2 sees to her.
Let go of me you big shit!
MR. BRAGSTIEN runs on stage and pushes through people to see what has happened. His mouth gapes when he sees GIRL 1 being helped up while BOY 1 is still on the floor. BOY 2 is tying to control a yelling ANNA.
What the hell is going on here?!
BOY 2 and ANNA look up. ANNA looks horrified. BOY 2 pushes ANNA to the floor.
She started this whole thing My. Bragstien!
If you didn't insult my mother none of this would have happened!
I am surprised in you Ms. Torman. Forget the detention. You're suspenced for a month. Pack your things and get out! Your mother will be hearing of this as well.
The stage dims and the curtain closes. ANNA walks to the center of the stage before the curtain closes and a check out counter is pushed in from SL.