EveryFemaleStudent

EveryFemaleStudent

A Stage Play by Elena
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After reading the morality play, Everyman, my English class had to make a creative project. I chose to write an allegorical play about a female middle school student who learns about beauty and pain.

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The Beginning and Character List

EveryFemaleStudent is a twenty-first century morality play. EveryFemaleStudent begins middle school and must be content with herself by the end of graduation.

 

CHARACTERS

EveryFemaleStudent                       Alarm

Popularity    Make-Up

Hair             Crush

Friend          First Love

Invisibility   Maturity

Teacher        Parent

Sibling         Principal

 

HERE BEGINS A WORK OF HOW A FEMALE PLEBEIAN OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL ENTERS INTO A WORLD SHE IS NOT FAMILIAR.

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ACT ONE: SCENE ONE

(Alarm, EveryFemaleStudent, and Friend enter scene.)


Alarm: R-RING! RING! RING! Time to wake up, Sleepy head! It’s your first day of sixth grade! 


EveryFemaleStudent: Ugh! How do I shut up Alarm!? 


Alarm: Ungrateful child, simply press the button! 


EveryFemaleStudent: Finally, thank you! 


Alarm: Now, she says thank y�"


(EveryFemaleStudent throws her fist upon Alarm’s head to make him quiet and gets ready for school. By the time she’s ready, she gets on her bus and heads off to school and meets Friend before first period.)


Friend: Hey there! I haven’t seen you in SO LONG. How was your summer? 


EveryFemaleStudent: Boring, uneventful. I missed you! How was your summer? 


Friend: Horrible because I didn’t see you! 

            (Friend says with a fake smile and chuckle.)

 

EveryFemaleStudent: Haha! I know, right!? I feel the same way! 

            (EveryFemaleStudent says as she looks away to avoid eye contact.)

So, where’s your first period class?


Friend: Oh, it’s a couple doors down. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Oh, that sucks. So far, it seems that I don’t know anyone in my class except for Popularity. 


Friend: Ugh. Popularity. I’d stay away from her if I were you. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Haha! Whatever you say, Friend. Well, I’ve gotta go to class, I’ll see you later! 


Friend: See you! 


(All exit.)


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ACT ONE: SCENE TWO

A FEW WEEKS HAVE PASSED FOR EveryFemaleStudent AND SHE LEARNS MORE ABOUT BEAUTY.


(Make-Up, EveryFemaleStudent, Parent, Sibling, Maturity, and Hair enter scene.)


Make-Up: Hey! Don’t you dare forget to wash your face before you put me on! 


EveryFemaleStudent: I know, I know! Let me set up my straightener though! 


Make-Up: Fine. Is that done? Alright, now, wash your face, you need to look clean and pure. Then, put on your moisturizer. Tell me when you’re done. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Alright…I look somewhat pure. 


Make-Up: OK! Time to pack it all on! It all starts with some concealer! Make sure it’s lighter than your foundation. Use it to cover up any blemishes! I see a few pimples there, honey! 


EveryFemaleStudent: You don’t have to insult me. 


Make-Up: Hey, sometimes there’s pain in looking beautiful! You are going into puberty, so expect more of those to come. 


EveryFemaleStudent: You really know how to make me feel special, don’t you? 


Make-Up: I make everyone feel special. Now, spread your foundation around your face, make sure it’s similar to your skin tone. You don’t want to look odd. 


EveryFemaleStudent: OK! That has been applied. Will I really look beautiful after all this? 


Make-Up: Of course! 


MaturityMake-Up, don’t feed her lies. The only way she will become beautiful is if she truly feels that way. SHE has to believe it. 


EveryFemaleStudent: What does beautiful even mean? 


Make-Up: It means when everyone looks at you and can say, “She’s gorgeous!” Maybe people will even envy you because they want to look just like you! 


Maturity: No way is anything you just said true. Beauty comes from the heart and the mind. Be who you are and love who you are; that is the only true way to be beautiful. To feel beautiful. 


EveryFemaleStudent: I am so confused right now. Who do I believe? How do I know who I should believe? 


Make-Up: Well, if you won’t listen to me, I might as well leave. 


Maturity(sighs) EveryFemaleStudent, you will eventually learn about beauty and what choices to make in life. I will never leave you, but I will help you grow, but only if you accept me into your life. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Wow, Maturity, you’re pretty deep. That’s really cool, if you know what I mean. Are you like into poetry and stuff? 


Maturity: What? Poetry? What does that have to do with anything!? 


Make-UpMaturity, just leave! We have work to do here! 


(Parent knocks on bathroom door.)


ParentEveryFemaleStudent, are you talking to yourself again? 


EveryFemaleStudent: What? No! Just leave me alone, Parent! 


Parent: Alright, alright. (mumbles) So strange. 


Make-Up:ANYWAY, next is the mascara. Make sure to move your hand in an upward motion to curl your lashes. Then, lightly do your bottom lashes by simply brushing over them. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Ow! 


Make-Up: Oh, yeah. Make sure not to poke yourself in the eye. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Wow, thanks for telling me… (glares)


Make-Up: You’re so unappreciative! Whatever. Next, eye-shadow. I suggest using 3 different shades of grey. Use the darkest shade on the outer corner of your eye. As you go towards the other end of your eye, use the lighter shades. Then, with an eye-shadow brush, blend the colors together. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Ooh la la! I look pretty. 


Make-Up: Nope! Not yet! 


EveryFemaleStudent: Oh, okay. What next? 


Make-Up: My favorite: eye-liner! I suggest a black color. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Good, ‘cause that’s all I have. 


Make-Up: Haha! Well, just outline the shape of your eye. I suggest putting the eye-liner above your eye-lashes on the top half of your eye. On the bottom, neatly go under the lashes. Don’t put eye-liner on your inner eye-lids because that may bother your eyes; it will also make your eyes look smaller; you want to make them pop, but of course, not in a creepy way. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Um…okay. Done. Anything else? 


Make-Up: Just some lip gloss! 


EveryFemaleStudent: Alright, can I say I’m pretty now? 


Make-Up: Gorgeous! 


(EveryFemaleStudent straightens her hair.)

 

Hair: OW. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THAT HURTS!? WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF I BURNED YOU!? 

 

EveryFemaleStudent: Oh, shut up! You don’t know what pain is! 


Maturity: Do you know what pain is, EveryFemaleStudent? 


EveryFemaleStudent: I thought you left! 


Maturity: I told you, I never leave. 


EveryFemaleStudent(pauses for a moment) Stalker… 


SiblingEveryFemaleStudent, what the heck is taking you so long? Get out of there! Gosh! 


(All exit.)


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ACT TWO: SCENE ONE

STILL UNAWARE OF TRUE BEAUTY AND STILL NOT COMPLETELY ACCEPTINGMaturityEveryFemaleStudent, NOW IN SEVENTH GRADE, STRUGGLES WITH HER SELF-ESTEEM. HOWEVER, SHE MEETS ANOTHER STUDENT AROUND HER AGE AND FINDS THAT HE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS. HE’S THE PRINCE CHARMING SHE DREAMED OF WHEN SHE WAS A YOUNG, LITTLE ONE. HE GOES BY THE NAME OF, Crush.

AT THE END OF ONE OF EveryFemaleStudent’S CLASS PERIOD’S, Teacher, COMES TO TALK TO EveryFemaleStudent.


(Teacher and EveryFemaleStudent enter scene.)


Teacher: Hello, EveryFemaleStudent. May I speak to you for a moment? 


EveryFemaleStudent: Of course, Teacher! Did I do something wrong? 


Teacher: Well, I’ve noticed that your concentration has been off lately. I keep seeing you stare off into space. Is everything okay? 


EveryFemaleStudent(blushes as she realizes it’s because she’s been staring at Crush) Yes! Everything is absolutely fine. I guess, I just have to work harder! 


Teacher: Hm…are you sure? You became a little red just now. Are you sick? 


EveryFemaleStudent(mumbles) Only love struck. 


Teacher: Excuse me, what was that? 


EveryFemaleStudent: Oh, nothing! Nothing! 


(All exit.)


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ACT TWO: SCENE TWO

AS EveryFemaleStudent LIKES HER CRUSH FOR WEEKS, VALENTINE’S DAY EVENTUALLY ARRIVES. SHE DECIDES TO MAKE A MOVE TO PUT A POEM SHE WROTE IN HIS LOCKER.


(EveryFemaleStudent and Crush enter scene.)


EveryFemaleStudent: H-hi, Crush! 


Crush: Hey. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Did you, by any chance, get a poem in your locker? 


Crush: Yeah… 


EveryFemaleStudent: Well, that would be from m- (gulps) me. 


Crush: Oh. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Yeah… 


Crush: Well, uhm, thanks, I guess. 


EveryFemaleStudent: You’re welcome, but do you think you might like me too? 


Crush: Uh, I’m sorry, but I can’t say that I do. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Oh, that’s cool. It’s okay. 


(EveryFemaleStudent tears and turns away. She walks off into the halls and lights become darker upon Crush.)


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ACT TWO: SCENE THREE

EveryFemaleStudent IS AT HOME AND INVITED Friend TO COME OVER. 


(EveryFemaleStudent, Invisibility, and Friend enter.)


Invisibility(whispers) You’re embarrassed, aren’t you? 


Friend: Honey, are you going to be alright? 


Invisibility(whispers) You just want to…disappear, right? 


Friend: Hello? EveryFemaleStudent, are you going to answer me? 


EveryFemaleStudent: Hm? Oh, yeah. I’ll be f-fine. (falsly smiles)


Friend: I’m not stupid. 


(Friend hugs EveryFemaleStudent tightly)


EveryFemaleStudent: Th-thank you. 


Friend: Nothing to thank me for. 


EveryFemaleStudent: I want to go away. 


Friend: What? Where? 


EveryFemaleStudent: I just don’t want anyone to see me at school. I don’t want to be seen anywhere. That might be the only thing that can keep me sane right now. 


Friend: Don’t be so dramatic! 


EveryFemaleStudent: You don’t know how I feel, do you? You’re beautiful. Everyone likes you. 


Invisibility: (whispers) You’re safe if you follow me. Isolate yourself. No one bothers you. You don’t bother them. Heaven. 


Friend: Don’t say that…you know what? You need some space. I’m gonna go. When you want to actually communicate with me, call me. See you. 


(Friend walks out of scene.)


Invisibility: Woo! Now, I can finally speak. Whispering was getting annoying. 


EveryFemaleStudent(glares) Whatever. I just don’t know what to do. Will being so alone truly be a “Heaven?” 


Invisibility: Hey, why not give it a try? I’m fine, aren’t I? Even if you make this choice, you can always change back. Choices have that ability. 


EveryFemaleStudent: I guess so. What do I do to go unnoticed? 


Invisibility: Don’t talk to anyone, but of course, if people start a conversation, don’t ignore them. That’s just rude. Drown yourself in school work. Don’t apply any make-up. Look plain. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Sounds boring. 


Invisibility: But it’s simple! 


EveryFemaleStudent: I guess, I’ll try it. 


(All exit.)


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ACT TWO: SCENE FOUR

A FEW WEEKS HAVE PASSED. AS EveryFemaleStudent SITS IN HER SEAT BEFORE THE BELL RINGS FOR CLASS TO START, Popularity STARES AT HER.


(Popularity, EveryFemaleStudentand Maturity enter.)


Popularity(pokes EveryFemaleStudent) Do you even have any friends? 


EveryFemaleStudent(looks up at Popularity) Yeah. I mean, I did. Why? 


Popularity: ‘Cause I look at you and you’re like so boring and like totally emotionless. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Sorry? 


Popularity: What? Ugh, are you even happy? 


EveryFemaleStudent: Yeah. No. I don’t know. 


Popularity: Get some friends. Look like you want to be alive! (walks away)


EveryFemaleStudent: Alive…I’m alive… 


Maturity: Are you, EveryFemaleStudent? You don’t seem to act like it. Are you being what you want to be? 


EveryFemaleStudent: I think so. 


Maturity: You think so? What do you want to be? 


EveryFemaleStudent: Happy. Beautiful. Liked by people. 


Maturity: Then, what are you doing STILL isolating yourself? That’s how you’ll be liked. That’s how you will be happy. Once you’re happy, I want you to smile. Smiling will grant you true beauty. 


EveryFemaleStudent: I-I don’t know… 


Maturity: Oh, but you do! You do know! Why are you so afraid to live? 


EveryFemaleStudent: I guess, you’re right. 


Maturity: No! No more guessing, alright? You will have to make decisions in life and will have to be confident. Confidence leads to strength! 


(All exit.)


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ACT THREE: SCENE ONE

TIME HAS FLOWN. EveryFemaleStudent HAS LEARNED MANY LESSONS OF LIFE. HOWEVER, AS A YOUTH, SHE STILL HAS MUCH TO LEARN.

SHE’S AN EIGHTH GRADER NOW. SHE HAS MET First Love, A BOY WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE BECOME HER CLOSEST FRIEND. FEBRUARY BREAK IS SOON AND EveryFemaleStudent IS LEAVING FOR DISNEY WORLD. HOWEVER, SHE WANTS TO CONFESS HER LOVE TO First Love THE NIGHT BEFORE SHE LEAVES.


(EveryFemaleStudent, First Love, Maturity, and Sibling enter scene.)


(EveryFemaleStudent and First Love are on the phone.)

 

EveryFemaleStudent: Hey, First Love? 


First Love: Hey! What’s going on? 


EveryFemaleStudent: I…um…I’ve been hiding this for awhile now. It’s starting to really hurt, actually. I like you. I like you more than I have ever liked anyone else. It’s different. I actually know you. I know you more than I know anyone else. I…I love you. I’m sorry for hiding this for so long.(chokes up)


First LoveEveryFemaleStudent, I’m so sorry that I can’t like you more than an amazing friend. 


EveryFemaleStudent: It’s…it’s okay. (tears roll down cheeks)


Maturity(whispers) I’m proud of you. 


First Love: I love you. I do, just not anymore than a best friend. 


EveryFemaleStudent: It’s alright. Well, it’s getting late. I have to wake up early tomorrow. 


First Love: Yeah, have fun in Florida, okay? I’ll text you tomorrow. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Okay, night. Sleep well. 


First Love: You too. Love you, good night. 


(Both EveryFemaleStudent and First Love hang up and Sibling knocks on EveryFemaleStudent’s bedroom door.)


Sibling: Hey, can I come in? 


EveryFemaleStudent: Sure. (wipes tears from her face)


Sibling: Are you okay? I over-heard. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Yeah, I’ll be fine. Thanks. 


Sibling: If it helps, I know how you feel. I’ve been rejected before too. 


EveryFemaleStudent: I see. At least, I know I’m not alone. 


Sibling: Of course not and I’m always here for you; even if we fight sometimes, I’ll still always love you. The pain you feel now will make you stronger in the end. 


EveryFemaleStudent: Thank you. I really needed that. (hugs Sibling)

 

Maturity: He’s right. 


(All exit.)


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ACT THREE: SCENE TWO

ABOUT 4 MONTHS PASS AND EveryFemaleStudent HAS GROWN INTO A STRONG PRE-TEEN.


(Principal, Teacher, EveryFemaleStudent, and Maturity enter scene.)


Principal: I now present to you this magnificent middle school’s graduates! May them succeed in high school! 


Teacher: First up, EveryFemaleStudent! You’ve done so well in your classes these past three years. Even when things, like school work, became tough, you kept your head high and strived to do the best you possibly could. I have faith that you will continue to shine like a star. 


EveryFemaleStudent(shakes hand) Thank you. 


Maturity: That’s right! Don’t let things get you down. If they do, just get back up again! 


EveryFemaleStudent(sings “Bulletproof” by La Roux) Yeah! This time, baby, I’ll be bulletproof! 


(All exit.)


© 2011 Elena


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