The Prom Party

place: the local rec center

time: 1986

CHARACTERS:

MUFFY

SKIP

BUNNY

TEACHER

BARBIE

TRIP

KIKI


The local rec center has been decorated for the prom that celebrates the class of 1986. The kitchen is busy making chicken parm, the DJ is ready to play the day’s hottest hits, and the students are about to arrive. Enter Muffy, Bunny, and Skip.

MUFFY

Finally, that limo ride took forever.

SKIP

But it was a party bus. I was hoping we’d get lost just so we could stay in it.

BUNNY

Look at all the balloons.

MUFFY

I helped decorate it.

SKIP

Yes yes yes, Miss President of the class. It’s all you’ve been talking about for the last two months.

BUNNY

Don’t listen to him. You did a good job.

MUFFY

Thanks, Bunny.

BUNNY

You’re welcome, Muffy. Hey, Skip, I thought you did the music.

SKIP

No, I hired a DJ so I could dance.

BUNNY

Where is she?

“Hey, Mickey you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind hey, Mickey!” The DJ has started the party.

SKIP

That’s what I’m talking about.

MUFFY

I’m so glad we’re here. We’ve worked so hard during this school year, it’s nice that we can cut loose and have fun.

BUNNY

Wait - who are those people?

Kiki, Barbie, and Trip enter in a commanding manner.

KIKI

What are you people doing at our prom?

SKIP

Your prom? This is our prom.

A Teacher stands next to the DJ and announces:

TEACHER

Attention, students. This year, we have decided to combine the proms of Alastair Academy and Louisville Latin in order to save money that can then be spent on other, more important things, like lacrosse and dead languages.

BARBIE

No! I don’t like it.

TRIP

Let’s go somewhere else.

TEACHER

For safety purposes, you will not be allowed to leave until the end of the prom. Have fun.

The teacher leaves and the DJ resumes the music.

SKIP

This is terrible. I don’t want to dance with them.

KIKI

Well, we don’t want to dance with you.

MUFFY

You’d be so lucky to dance with us. We’re wicked good.

KIKI

Please, you couldn’t possibly be better than us. Louisville Latin is world famous for its musical versions of Homer’s epics.

BUNNY

Whatever.

BARBIE

You’re just scared of us.

SKIP

As if.

TRIP

We are the best school.

MUFFY

If you’re the best school, then prove it.

Gasp! The gauntlet has been thrown.

SKIP

(to Muffy and Bunny) Muffy, what are you doing? Kiki, Barbie, and Trip are the best dancers at their school. Is this really a fight you want to get into?

BUNNY

(to Skip and Bunny) Yeah, let’s not get cocky.

BARBIE

(to Kiki and Trip) How dare they.

TRIP

(to Kiki and Barbie) But they are good dancers.

KIKI

(to Trip and Barbie) Come on, guys, don’t get scared now. This is what we’ve been preparing for. (to Muffy) What exactly are you suggesting?

MUFFY

An old-school dance-off. Winner gets to stay and use the dance floor. Loser has to sit at the tables all night long.

BARBIE

(to Kiki) Don’t do it!

TRIP

(to Kiki) Yeah, what if we lose? I don’t wanna sit all night.

BUNNY

(to Muffy) This is too dangerous. What if we lose?

SKIP

(to Muffy) Yeah, I just don’t see this working out in our favor.

MUFFY

(to Bunny and Skip) Come on, you guys. Have a little confidence. This is no different from what we do at school and at the underground dancing competition the Streets. Step up!

KIKI

All right, Miss Muffy. You’re on. A dance-off between Alastair Academy and Louisville Latin. Winners have fun, losers are done. DJ, hit me!

Kiki, Barbie, and Trip do their dance.

BUNNY

(to Muffy) That was really good.

SKIP

(to Muffy) Yeah, I don’t know if we can compete with that.

MUFFY

(to Bunny and Skip) Come on, you guys. It was good, but no better than the dancers we beat at our illegal weekend dance-offs. We got this. DJ, play my jam!

Muffy, Bunny, and Skip start dancing. They are almost finished when the DJ plays a new song.

KIKI

Oh my goodness, I love this song!

BARBIE

Oh no, I feel my feet moving.

TRIP

I can’t stand still when this song is on.

Kiki, Barbie, and Trip join in the dancing. Everyone is laughing and when the song ends, they are no longer competing.

MUFFY

That was really fun.

KIKI

Yeah, I guess you guys aren’t all bad.

SKIP

(looks at his watch) Oh my gosh, we’ve been dancing for four hours straight!

BARBIE

What now?

KIKI

Is there somewhere else we can go?

MUFFY

How about my house? I have a special dance floor in my backyard that’s surrounded by a garden.

TRIP

I guess that’d be okay.

BUNNY

Sounds good to me.

BARBIE

Let’s go!

MUFFY

Follow me guys. Our party bus awaits!

Blackout. End of play.