The Troubles of High School Dating
By Mini Society
Narrator: The first scene of the play is set in a high school hallway. Jacob and Heather are both attracted to each other, but their gender difference leads to misunderstandings.
Setting- hallway in front of the lockers in high school
Heather- (desperately trying to talk to Jacob) Hi, what did you think of that chemistry test today?
Jacob- (shyly) It was tough.(He quickly shuffles around in his locker looking for a book.)
(monologue- This is great. I canít believe she is actually talking to me. I donít even know what to say.)
H- So did you win your baseball game last night?
H- What was the score?
J- 10 to 1.
H- Did you play?
H- How did you do?
J- I donít know, all right I guess.
(H- monologue- What am I trying to do? He will not even talk to me. Maybe I should just give up. But I like him so much but he will not even talk to me.)
JR- (walks up to J on his way to practice) Are you ready to go to practice?
J- (relieved) Yeah, letís go. (to H) See ya. (leaves quickly)
H- Bye (monologue- He didnít even acknowledge me. I guess he likes me. I give up.)
Narrator: The second scene of the play is set in the guyís locker room after baseball practice. Jacob attempts to explain his dilemma to JR.
Setting- in the locker room after baseball practice
J-So what do you think about Heather?
JR-Sheís pretty cool.
J-Youíve got to be kiddingósheís the hottest girl in the school!
JR-So why werenít you talking to her?
J-I tried but I didnít know what to say. I could think of a million things to say now, but when Iím with her my mind goes blank.
JR-Just relax and act like sheís just one of the guys.
J-Easier said than done!
JR-Well my best advice is just to try to relax next time.
Narrator: In scene three, Heather explains her problem to Jen on the phone after school. Jen tried to give her some friendly advice.
Setting- Heather and Jen talking on the phone
H-Today in school, I saw Jacob at his locker and had a conversation with myself.
J-What do you mean you had a conversation with yourself.
H-Well I was asking him all these questions and I was lucky to get a one word answer! I like him so much but he wonít even talk to me. What should I do?
J-Well just ask him questions that he canít give one word answers to.
H-The way it sounded today, he could figure out a one word answer to any question.
J-Well if heís going to act like that, then heís not worth your time.
Narrator: In scene four the conflict is resolved through communication rather that assumption between Heather and Jacob.
Setting-in front of Heathers locker the next day
Jake-(walks up to Heatherís locker) So how are you today?
J-So what did you get on that Chemistry test?
J-Is something wrong?
J-Well, I was just wondering if you wanted to out on Friday?
H-What are you talking about? I tried to talk to you yesterday but you wouldnít give me the time of day.
J-I was surprised that you actually talked to me, and I didnít know what to say.
H-Well, you wouldnít talk to me, so I didnít think that you liked me.
J-No, I was just nervous. So what do you think about going out on Friday?
H-Sounds great! What time are you going to pick me up?
J-How about seven?
H-Itís perfect, Iíll see you then.
J-All right, bye.