Babysitter Blues

{Babysitter blues}

by Natalie Achenbach

 

Babysitter………Kaity

Mom…….……….Brena

Phoebe……..Mattiya

 

Mom sits at an important business meeting on one side of the stage while a babysitter frantically tries to open an imaginary door on the other side. Little Phoebe is on the other side of the door playing with brush and makeup.

BABYSITTER

(Frantic) “Phoebe! You’ve been in there for 27 minutes! Come out of the bathroom NOW! Please?!”

PHOEBE

“No! I’m getting pretty.”

BABYSITTER

(Gets out phone nervously and pretends to call the mom, glancing at the door.)

MOM

(Motions that she needs a moment and answers the phone quietly.) “Yes, what is it?”

BABYSITTER

“Well, Phoebe locked herself in the bathroom. What do I do?”

MOM

(Sighs) “Just calm down. Google how to take a door off the hinges, we have screwdrivers in the top drawer. Anything else? No? Bye!” (Hangs up and nervously gets back to imaginary business meeting.)

BABYSITTER

“Don’t do anything Phoebe, I will be right back.” (Phoebe pretends to spray shaving cream in her mouth while babysitter looks at her phone and unscrews the door)

PHOEBE

“Whip cream! YUM!”

BABYSITTER

(Takes off door) “There. Now let’s go watch a nice little show…”

PHOEBE

“That blue whip cream from the bathroom made my tummy feel hot…” (Barfs all over the floor and on babysitter.)

BABYSITTER

“Eww! Blue whip cream? SHAVING CREAM! This never happened at the Petersons.” (Hurriedly calls mom as Phoebe clutches stomach)

MOM

(Asks for another minute and gets out phone) “What is it? This had better be important!”

BABYSITTER

“Excuse me, your kid just barfed all over me!” (Babysitter and Phoebe plug their noses)

MOM

“What? Is my new carpet- I mean is Phoebe okay?”

BABYSITTER

“Phoebe is doing better. I can’t say the same for your new carpet though. What do I do?!”

MOM

(Sighs) “Well, call poison patrol just in case, and change into some other clothes. Got it? Good, bye.” (hangs up)

BABYSITTER

(Comforts child for a second, then calls the mom again)

MOM

(Highly annoyed as she answers the phone) “WHAT IS IT NOW?! Can’t you tell I am BUSY?”

BABYSITTER

“Yeah, well, I think I’m going to need to raise my rates.”

 

 

Trapped

Trapped

By: Kaity

CAST

Harper………………………………………………………………………………..Natalie

Levi…………………………………………………………………………….Joey

Erwina Grimes………………………………………………………………………….Mattiya

           (Enters with Levi and Harper center stage. Levi appears to be eating something)

Harper: We are being held hostage and your eating? (clearly annoyed)

Levi: Well yeah, they never said the kitchen was off limits! (say line while eating)

Harper: How and the world can you be eating?

Levi: With my mouth. (says with smirk)

Harper: That’s NOT what I meant.

            (Levi and Harper look around as if they hear footsteps)

Harper: Quick! The ogre is coming! Hide!

            (Harper and Levi act if they are hiding by running downstage.)

Erwina: Guys! COME OUT COME OUT WHEREEVER YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            (chips crunch from Levi)

Harper: Shhhhhhhhh!!!!

Levi: Sorry

            (Erwina finds Levi and Harper)

Erwina: There you are! (smiling evilly)

Levi and Harper: AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (running around stage)

( Erwina chases them around then stops center stage)

Erwina: I just wanted to eat you guys! (sadly, Walks off stage with head down.)