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A Teenage life.

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A TEENAGE LIFE Scene 1 Louise sitting on Bed Mother sitting Father enters and sits next to her Mother - You're late again! Where the hell have you been? Father - Work ran late and my car broke down, that's all! Mother - Don't lie to me! You've been down the pub again, haven't you? Haven't you? Father - You know I gave up the booze, I haven't touched a pint for ages. Ask the lads if you don't believe me. Mother - Don't give me that I can smell it on your breath. Father - Don't start moaning at me you silly old cow Stands up You haven't even started the dinner. What've you been doing all day? Watching Trisha and crap like that? Mother - Right, that's the last straw, I'll have you know that I earn money too you know. Its not just you who goes of to work! If you think its only you who look after this family, lets see how you manage without me shall we. Mother Exits Father sits down Father - I need a drink Takes a swig from bottle SCENE 2 Louise still sitting on bed Melissa enters Melissa - Has dad been drinking again? He's just had another go at mom. They're always arguing, I can't put up with it any more. Louise - Don't worry about it, its just a little tiff, it'll be forgotten in the morning. ...read more.


Throws Book Louise moves away some what afraid and disappointed Louise - You're really stupid, it doesn't solve anything. Lights dim and spotlight on Louise Louise - I can't believe she's drinking. She's seen what dad's like. Actually I feel the same way; I'm glad I'm leaving. I don't want to leave her on her own but I can't stand it anymore. I don't like the situation but I would never go so far as to start drinking. Pauses I know dad hit mum the other night, but I can't tell her that. I nee dot tell her I'm there for her. She comes back into the sketch and the lights come back up Louise - Mel, Look, mom and dad have been having a lot of arguments lately and if nothing happens I want you to know I'm here for you. Melissa - How are you here for me. You're leaving for Uni. In three weeks and I can't see they will have stopped arguing by then, they'll probably be separated. You're not going to leave me like this, if you're going, I'm going too. Melissa gets up and begins to pack a bag. Louise - What? Melissa - I'm leaving, I'm gonna run away! Louise - Where are you gonna go? Melissa - I don't know and I don't care. Louise - You won't do it! ...read more.


I can't cope. Where can I go? Sarah might let me stay at hers for a few nights. I'm so tense, I need a drink. Lights come up. Melissa unscrews the bottle and takes a swig, she then picks up the bag and continues to pack the bag. Melissa - Right, I'm off! Louise - You can't go! Melissa - I can and I am good bye. Melissa Exits Louise - Oi! Get back here! Father enters holding a beer bottle, he is completely drunk Father - What's all the shouting about? Louise -Melissa's gone! Father - Gone where? Louise - I don't know she's just gone ran away! Father - Why for? Louise - Why? Well why do you think? Look at the state of you drinking 'till dawn. She's gone and soon I will be too, and I'll tell you something, I can't wait. Father - Don't talk to me like that! Pause Love you you know! Louise - Well, you've got a funny way of showing it, just leave me alone! Father - Okay Love, Whatever you Say! Father Exits Lights go down with only one light on Louise Louise - She's silly running away, although I don't blame her. I hope she doesn't get hurt, she's only young. Pause I can't wait 'till I leave; mom and dad haven't got long left Pause Well I suppose I better start looking for her because it doesn't look like he's going to! Lights come up slightly as she puts her coat on and then go down as she exits the stage. ...read more.

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