Characters: Jessica Berman- (Main Character) Recently started smoking pot and kind of paranoid. Smart girl, 17 year old senior in high school, as far as her parents can tell she is a good girl, she has never gotten into trouble in her entire life. Marissa Kramer- an aged veteran in the pot scene. She is outgoing, wild and carefree.
20 years old, a sophomore in college and her parents are well aware, but not approving of all of her bad habits. Mary Flood- Police officer, Obviously the one in charge, training her new partner what to do. Brian Luck man- The actual arresting officer. New to the job, not quite confident in himself; on the quieter side.
Andrew Berman-Jessica's father. Pretty strict but does not often yell Jonathan Kramer- Marissa's father, a bit mean spirited, likes to joke a lot, but has a bad temper. Scene 1: Characters-Jessica, Marissa and Mary Setting- Glencoe Police Station, The two girls have been arrested for possession of marijuana Mary: Ok girls... (All three girls giggle) Mary: I'm going to take care of a few things, I'll be right back. Mary gathers the papers in her hands and leaves the room Marissa: She is so nice!
Jessica: I know, I wonder if maybe she " ll just let me stay here for a night Marissa: I'm sure it could be arranged, do you mind if I ask why though? Jessica: I just am thinking it would have to be the safest place for me once my parents find out... It can't be so bad, free food, a place to sleep. The clothing isn't that great, but I'm sure eventually I would adjust. Marissa: Yeah, that's a good plan, I'm sure a little north shore girl like you could last 10 minutes in prison. Jessica: Hey, I could too.
How hard could it really be? Marissa: Haven't you ever seen Oz? Jessica rolls her eyes at Marissa Marissa: What! I was kidding! Jessica: This is really neither the time nor the place.
Marissa: Sorry... (mumbles) just trying to ease the tension Mary walks back into the room with a phone in her hand Mary: Here Jessica, you want to try your parents again? Mary hands Jessica the phone Jessica: Thanks. Everyone pauses a second as we wait for Jessica's parents to answer the phone, however, she cannot get a hold of them Jessica: No one's home Mary: Do they have a cell phone you could try them on? Jessica: Yeah, one sec. Everyone pauses again as Jessica once again tried to contact her parents. Jessica: No answer...
Shit. Mary: It " ll be ok, you can try again in 10 minutes. I'll just go put this back Mary leaves the room to put the phone away Marissa: Are you ok honey? Jessica: Kinda... this is like adding insult to injury, the waiting is killing me.
I mean I know it would be hard, but I would at least feel better if they just knew. If I could talk to them for a second. Marissa: It " ll all be alright, don't worry Jessica: (grunts) Mary walks back into the room Mary: Marissa, your father is here to get you Jessica: Duh-duh-duh-duh-DUH Mary and Jessica: Hehehe... Marissa: S ! This is not a laughing matter (grinning) Marissa walks over and gives Jessica a hug Jessica: Good luck 'Ris Marissa: You too sweetie... Marissa and Jessica: Bye.
Marissa and Mary leave the room Jessica turns towards the audience and speaks to them, as she will several times throughout the play. This will be indicated by Jessica's line being fully underlined in the script. Jessica: So I guess you are wondering how it is I landed myself here? Where should I start... I suppose Park Street is as good of a place as any... Scene 2: Characters-Jessica, Marissa, Mary and Brian Setting- The two girls after smoking quite a bit of marijuana are driving along Sheridan Road.
Jessica: Stop! Jessica: This is my friend Marissa. She is driving my car, and not very well. Marissa: ps (giggles) I thought it was a stop sign (continues to laugh) Jessica: You are going to get us busted! Seriously, you need to calm down, how could you get that confused with a stop sign anyway?
Jessica: Ok, so I'm a little paranoid, but wouldn't you be too? What kind of an idiot thinks a stoplight is a stop sign? Marissa: (in a more serious tone) I thought it was a blinking red, I didn't know, relax. Jessica: (mumbling) You " re relaxed enough for the both of us.
Marissa: What? Jessica: (Turning around) Shit! Marissa: What? What?
Jessica: I think that (pointing behind) is a cop! Marissa: Has it been with us the whole time? Jessica: I think so (starting to panic) Marissa: It's ok, calm down, we " ll be alright. Jessica: We are so screwed... open the windows!
The light turns green Jessica: It's green, go! Marissa: Chill out, we " re going to be fine! Look they haven't even turned on their siren, maybe it isn't a cop after all. The siren from the police car behind them goes on Marissa: Maybe not Jessica: This isn't funny! Don't make a joke out of this Marissa: sorry Jessica: Who called that? (smug voice) The girls turn down Park street Jessica: Why are we going to say you are driving my car?
Jessica: I can pack a better bowl probably wont fly... Marissa: We will say that we are coming home from your boyfriends house and he just dumped you, we can say you were really upset so I drove. That's true for the most part. Jessica: (tries to look upset and slumps down in her seat but looks surprised as she remembers she still has the weed in her hand) Put this away fast!
She hands the pot to Marissa Marissa: Shit She throws the bag into the center console as Mary walks up to the window with Brian following behind. Marissa turns her head just as they get to the already open window. Mary: Good evening girls Jessica: Oh yeah, is that why you pulled us over? To ensure our evening went well?
Maybe you could take out your night stick and club us, that would just make my night perfect! She shines a flashlight into the car looking towards the backseat Marissa: Good evening officer Mary: Do you know why I pulled you over? Marissa: Because I almost went through that light back there? Mary: Well, to start. Also, you have been all over this road for over a mile and one of your front headlights is out as well. Marissa: I'm sorry officer Mary: Where you guys coming from?
Jessica: Evanston (then mumbles) crappiest city ever... Mary: What were you doing out there? Jessica: We were with my boyfriend, he dumped me. Mary: I'm really sorry to hear that. Don't worry, boy's aren't worth your trouble anyway. Now I have to ask you a question, and I want you to tell me the truth, because I can smell it, is there something in this car that shouldn't be?
Marissa: (at the same time as Jessica) Yes, there is Jessica: (at the same time as Marissa) No, I swear Jessica: DAMN! Mary looks at Jessica Jessica: Ok there is. I'm sorry Mary: Thank you for your honesty, that makes things a lot easier Jessica: H mph.