Sundays With Ingrid
“It might help,” said Jill Monteiro, sitting on the auditorium stage at Echo Falls High, feet dangling over the edge, “if we shared an understanding of what this scene’s all about.”
Silence from the cast—Stacy, Mia, Brucie, Joey, Ingrid—all of them sitting with their feet dangling too. Somehow Brucie’s sneaker fell off, landing with a loud smack. Brucie had big feet for his size.
“Brucie?” said Ms. Monteiro.
“Sure,” said Brucie. “How about a car that washes itself?”
Stacy jabbed him in the arm, hard.
“Ow,” said Brucie.
“Retard,” said Stacy.
He batted his eyes at her, like he was in love.
“Joey?” Jill said.
Joey, sitting next to Ingrid, gazed down at his script. “Scene?” he said, like it was a foreign word or something.
“This little episode,” said Jill. “When the four travelers finally meet the wizard they’ve been seeking. What ends up happening?”
Joey’s eyes stayed on the script, but he couldn’t have been getting any help from that, because it was turned to the title page and just said Wizard. “Ends up happening,” he mumbled to himself.
“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, dudes,” said Brucie.
“Joey?” Jill said.
Joey took a deep breath. “They find out he’s a con man.”
Jill clapped her hands together. “Exactly.”
Joey looked up, a surprised and slightly pleased expression on his face. A great expression, in Ingrid’s view.
“The wizard is a con man, as Joey says,” said Jill. “This is where we get to see what’s behind the curtain, the way things really are. And when we do, there’s another surprise.”
“What was the first one again?” said Brucie.
They all ignored him, including Jill, a fast learner. “Anyone?” she said.
Blank looks, except for Mia. “Even though the wizard’s a fake,” she said, “he ends up giving them what they want anyway.”
Wow. Mia was so smart.
Then Ingrid got a little idea of her own. “Except for Dorothy,” she said.
Jill smiled. “Now we’re ready,” she said. “Let’s put on a play.”
Was there anything like the theater? Not even close.
Tags: Echo Falls Series
This entry was posted on Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at 8:44 am and is filed under Chet The Dog. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.