Romeo and Juliet: Modernisation Act 1

Romeo and Juliet – Modernisation

Scene 1, Act 1

Prologue

Two girl scout gangs each with three main members arrive on early Saturday morning to sell cookies to win a competition, whichever group sells the most cookies and raises the most money is named the number one girl scout group in new york city. The two group have had a grudge against each other for many years ever since the brownie girls stole to title from the daisy girls.

 

Characters :

The brownie girl scout gang

Olivia

Grace

Melody

The daisy girl scout gang

Jessica

Chantel

Felecia

 

Supermarket Owner

 

Fathers…

Jeff

John

 

Jessica and Chantel, members of the daisy girl scout gang arrive outside of the market to sell cookies

 

Jessica

Chantel, I swear, we cant let the brownie girls win the cookie competition. We won’t take their crap this year.

 

Chantel

(teasing Jessica) no, because then we would be losers and we do not accept failure.

 

Jessica

What I mean is, if they make us angry we’ll pull out the weapons.

 

Chantel

Maybe you should focus on selling the most cookies, Jessica,  instead of getting in a fight.

 

Jessica

If only I had the chance to beat up one of those brownie brats, I would hit them so hard especially that malicious melody. Their cookies are salty just like their attitudes

Chantel

Yes, sure you would, Jessica, but it sure is hard to make you angry. Anyways If they dare cross paths with us, we know what to do

 

Jessica

Those brownie brats make me want to just scream to the rooftops.

 

Chantel

Angry enough to make you run away, like a cat from a dog, you can’t even stand 10 feet away from them without starting an argument!

 

Jessica

A brat from that gang will make me angry enough to take a stand, one year ago we were the leading girl scout gang in new york city, but the brownie brats had to come along and ruin everything.

 

Chantel

Yes, Jessica, the whole market can hear your ranting about the brownie brats. You are really the weak one if you get so worked up about three girl scouts. Now if you don’t mind I would like to focus on winning back our title as the number one girl scout gang.

 

Chantel

This whole fight is between our troop leader Felicia and melody, that brat from the brownies girl scout gang  

 

JESSICA DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE COOKIE STALL AND STARTS FILLING WATER GUNS WHILE CHANTEL SELLS GIRL SCOUT COOKIES TO MARKET CUSTOMERS

 

Jessica

It’s all the same if I were troop leader instead of Felecia I would protest to banish the brownie girls from new york

 

Chantel

Jessica, what are you filling up those water pistols with

 

Jessica

Just a batch of my world famous brat repellent to spray at the brownie brats cookie stall when they arrive

THE BROWNIES GIRL SCOUT GANG ARRIVES AT THE MARKET AND STARTS TO SET UP THEIR STALL

 

Jessica

Chantel, grab one of these water guns and aim for their cookie stash

 

Chantel

I have my water gun, attack the cookie stash and I will back you up

 

Jessica

How will you back me up, while you are there selling cookies to these helpless supermarket customers

 

Chantel

Don’t you worry about me, I will be fine

 

Jessica

No, really I am worried about you, you will be absolutely soaked if you aren’t protected with a gun to aim at the brownie brats if they try to fire back

 

JESSICA FIRES HER WATER GUN AND SOAKS THE BROWNIE GIRL SCOUT GANG AND THEIR STALL

 

MELODY AND OLIVIA MEMBERS OF THE  BROWNIE GIRL SCOUT GANG EMERGE FROM BEHIND THEIR COOKIE STALL

 

Melody

(yells over to Jessica)

Are you aiming your water gun at me

 

Jessica

(whispers to Chantel)

Would I be breaking rules if I say yes

 

Chantel

(whispers to Jessica)

Yes, you would most definitely be breaking the rules

 

Jessica

(to melody)

I was aiming my water gun at your cookie stash

But I was not aiming my water gun at you

 

Melody

(to Jessica)

Are you trying to start a water fight you dumb daisy delinquent

 

Jessica

No, you dumb brownie brat

 

FELECIA (TROOP LEADER) FROM THE DAISY GIRL SCOUT GANG ENTERS

 

Felecia

(to Jessica)

Break it up you fools, you have no idea what will happen if you continue to fight like this

Can you all make peace with each other

 

GRACE FROM THE BROWNIES GIRL SCOUT GANG ENTERS

 

Grace

(to Felecia)
What!

You talk about peace when your girl scout gang is trashing the supermarket car park

Come at it you fool, lets fight  

 

Felecia

(to Chantel)

I want my gun. Stupid grace is waving her water gun around just to make me mad

 

Grace

Felecia, you feral beast

(olivia  holds back grace)

(to Olivia) don’t stop me, let me go  

 

FELECIA AND GRACE FIGHT WHILE SEVERAL OTHER GIRL SCOUTS JOIN IN ON THE FIGHT

 

GIRL SCOUT GROUPS FATHERS JOHN AND JEFF ARRIVE

 

Jeff

What is all of the racket about, and look at the state of the carpark, cookies and their packages laying all over the place, oh and what is that odour?

 

John

(to his daughter Chantel)

What on earth are you girls doing

You’ve pulled out your gun to fight with these worthless brownie brats

Turn around, Chantel, and look at the mess that you have created

 

Chantel

(to her father John)

I’m only trying to win back our title as the number one girl scout group

 

SUPERMARKET OWNER ENTERS

Supermarket owner  

(shouts at the girl scout gangs)

You rebels! you brats! you germs of our world. you there, you child, you brats who care more about winning than the people who want cookies and my customer’s satisfaction. I will have you removed from the premises if you don’t put down your Water Pistols and listen to me. ( the girl scouts place their water guns on the ground). Three times now, you children have caused a disturbance in the city, all because of this stupid cookie competition. Three times now the peace of our city has been disturbed. Everyone else leaves my supermarket while I talk to your parents, Jeff and John come with me now, Jeff and John, this afternoon you will come with me to talk to the scout leaders, the leaders will be the judge to see if your kids stay with the girl scouts. As for the rest of you, I will say it one last time, go away or I will ban you from my supermarket.  

 

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