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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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