Ugly Duckling 2.0
excerpt from my book
I am looking for 6 people in West L.A. to play the supporting characters since I will be the heroine. This play is a work of fiction based on my life, but I believe many of you can relate to it. RSVP with your name, age and the name of the character you're auditioning for by Thursday March 31st. Thanks.
Ugly – Main character or heroine who is bullied and teased for her big, fat appearance
Eva – Her mom who told her to lose some weight
Don – Her dad who was too busy at work to notice what was going on
Amy and Becky– Her two sisters
Mabel, Jenny – Her friends in school
At a family farm near Los Angeles.
The heroine or main character has to overcome bullying, obstacles, villains to regain her real self. This is a story of transformation. Ugly loves to eat and is bigger than her older sister. They all call Ugly “Fat Girl”
Don: “I work hard all week to provide for you and the kids. All you do is complain about it whenever I want to have some fun with my friends.”
Eva: “Don’t raise your voice. You’ll scare the kids. We seldom see you during the week and you need to spend more time with us.”
Don: “I asked you to go eat breakfast at the Farmers Market, but you wanted to sleep in. So I took our kids and we just got back!”
Eva: “Stop yelling. I’m not deaf!”
Don: “I can’t talk to you. I’m leaving!”
Don left and slammed the front door. The ducklings fluffed their feathers to sooth themselves. Ugly looked sad.
Eva: “Did you have fun with your dad?”
Amy and Becky in unison: “Yeah!
Eva: “What about you, Fat Girl?”
Ugly: “I wanted to have ice cream, but dad said it’s not good for me.”
Eva: “We are not going to buy Mint Chip ice cream for you anymore.”
Sisters: “You’re too fat anyways.”
Ugly: “But I love ice cream!”
Eva: “We’re doing this for your own good.”
Sisters: “No more ice cream for Fat Girl!”
Ugly says to her mom: “It isn’t fair. Why do they always get what they want?”
Eva: “That isn’t true. Now, go to your room and take a timeout.”
Ugly storms away, slamming the door to her room. It was a bedroom which she shares with Becky, her little sister. Amy, her big sister gets to have a private room. Ugly thinks that her parents must love Amy more.
Becky: “Are you okay?”
Ugly: “No. Leave me alone.”
Becky: “I’m sorry we hurt your feelings.”
Ugly: “Why am I so different from everyone else? I hate being fat!”
Becky: “It’s okay. I love you anyways.”
Ugly: “I love you too!”
They hug each other.
Eva: “Becky, come out here and leave her alone. She’s on a timeout.”
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