Community Theater

By Benji Elkins:


GLEN: Hey John! Over here! Hey John, what’s up?


JOHN: Oh hey Glen. I’m good, how are you?


GLEN: Oh, I’m great! Oh, by the way, thank you so much for volunteering to be Harold Hill in our show.


JOHN: Of course, I’m a big fan of community theater. I’m happy to help out with the Church’s production. And I’m excited to act under your direction too!


GLEN: Oh, thank you! You know, it’s just that we’re so small and unprofessional and underfunded it really means a lot.


JOHN: Oh, well, yeah sure. Anytime.


GLEN: I mean, it’s amazing that you want to do it. I wasn’t forcing your hand was I?


JOHN: No, no. It’s okay.


GLEN: I mean really if you don’t want to do it it’s okay. I understand. “Oh community theater what a bore.”


JOHN: No I volunteered it’s fine.


GLEN: There will be people there judging you, our sets, our costumes we got from Kohls. Really if you don’t want to it’s ok.


JOHN: What? No. Do you want me to drop out?


GLEN: No! Of course not! It’s just community theater; I want you to know what you’re getting into. I mean it will be rough, and grueling, and you’ll think “why did I volunteer for this” and I just want to make sure it’s okay. And I mean really, if you want to drop out it’s fine I don’t want to twist your arm.


JOHN: Do you want me to not do it. It’s fine I guess.


GLEN: I just want you to be happy John. I want you to have all the details and I know you want to join but I just want to ask you, are you sure? We’re just a small community church theater and we really don’t want to burden you.


JOHN: Okay...well, it sounds like you don’t want me to do it. So I guess I’ll rethink it.


GLEN: You’ll rethink it?


JOHN: Yeah, maybe I won’t do it…


GLEN: What the fuck John?! You said you would do it and now you’re gonna drop out. What the fuck?! Fuck you! Yeah, fuck you! What an asshole...


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