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Great Green Rebellion of 1899 Part 1 full length comedy stage play script

The Green Chile Rebellion of 1899

Act I Scene 1

(Lights come up on a simple farm that grows green chile [note: people in New Mexico spell it “chile” not “chili” that’s why it is spelled that way here. This chile farm is in a small corner of Northern New Mexico and is somewhat isolated between the mountains and mesas that surround it. The owners and workers enjoy this isolation and the only contact they care to have is when they sell their green chile. Lights come up when there is some loud knocking at the main entrance R. AL enters sleepily from upstairs doorway UC)
AL
I'm coming. I'm coming. Quit your knocking. I hear you.
TAXER
(Calling)
I've been knocking forever.
AL
(Opens door)
Not possible. Forever is a very long time.
(Pulls TAXER in. The TAXER is dressed all in black looking rather evil)
Come in. Come sit down. Bit early for customers, but no matter.
(TAXER goes for chiles on counter)
TAXER
Well, you see, I'm not...
AL
Here are our best chiles. Enjoy.
TAXER
(Looks at chiles)
I will. Thank you.
AL
So how did you hear about our chile farm?
TAXER
Well, I...
AL
No, let me guess.
(TAXER relaxes)
You heard our song?
(TAXER nods while enjoying a hot chile)
Wonderful. Cousin Clem was right. A snappy tune would bring the customers in. Let's see, how does it go?
(To tune of "Beverly Hillbillies")
"Well, come to our farm to get yourself fed;
Our wonderful chiles come in green, yellow, and red.
So get on your horse and ride here dude.
There’s nothing here that’s close to rude." Or something like that. Isn't that clever?
TAXER
Oh, yes. Quite.
AL
I'm so glad we brought him back with us from back East. See, that's where I'm from, if you couldn't tell.
TAXER
You don’t sound like you’re from around here.
AL
Neither do you.
TAXER
I’m from Washington.
AL
The capital?
TAXER
(Enjoying chiles. Willing to let AL ramble)
Yes.
AL
I worked there also for a time. Small world, isn’t it? That's where I met my wife. She's from Washington like you. At first we lived in the East but the chile business wasn't so hot there... Get it? Not so hot.
(TAXER doesn’t react)
And business has been good, not wonderful, but good. I worry about my daughter though. I think she really misses the East. I think she'd really like to go back again.
(TAXER is eating still)
I'm sorry I must be boring you. So how do you like our chiles?
TAXER
Incredible. Never had any like them.
AL
(Goes for order pad)
How many can I wrap up for you?
TAXER
(Nervous)
Well, I... didn't come to buy chiles.
AL
You didn’t?
TAXER
I'm here with a notice from the government.
(Holds out a paper)
AL
You mean you sat there the whole time and didn't tell me why you were here?
TAXER
You didn't ask. And those chiles were quite good....
AL
You thief! Get out! Now!
TAXER
The government says I can't go until I deliver this letter.
AL
Sorry. I don't want it.

TAXER
What do you mean you don't want it?
AL
If it's from the government, I don't want it. It can't be anything worth hearing. They never buy my chiles. They have never had any use for my farm except when they want to tax it. And I have paid my taxes, so good-bye.
(Proceeds to push him out)
TAXES
(Struggles)
You haven't!
AL
(Stops)
Haven't what?
TAXES
(Gives paper)
Paid your taxes.
(Turns to go)
Good-bye.
AL
(Reads paper)
What?!! This can't be!
(Grabs TAXER)
Don't you move from this spot 'til I find out what's going on.
TAXER
It seems pretty clear to me. You paid the old tax. There's a new one. Pay the difference. Good day.

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Green Chile Rebellion of 1899 A Comedy of the Old West

The Green Chile Rebellion of 1899
A Comedy of the Old West
by
D. M. Larson
Copyright (c) 1996, 2003
All Rights Reserved*

Cast of Characters
(8 f, 10 m)
VENESA: [female] Young, educated woman who leads the fight for independence.
ELECTRA: [f] Mother of Venesa who is strong-willed and behind her daughter in the peaceful struggle.
SOPHIE: [f] Sour old worker at the farm who is often sarcastic and likes a good looking man.
REPORTER: (Rhonda Rhodes) [f] Big city reporter who finds a way to make the revolution work.
AL: [male] Father of Venesa who is a bit slow yet strives to be a strong leader.

GENERAL: [m] An old general that experienced the glory of battle a long, long time ago.
KANDID: (Clint Kandid) [m] Photographer from National Geographic who likes the ladies and loves his camera.
VAL: [f] Younger brother of Al and business manager for the farm who knows more about coffee than finances.
CLEM (Clementine): [f] Strange cousin of Venesa who works at the farm and loves to make up songs.
LOU: [f] Worker at the farm who brings in news from the outside world.
TAXER: [m] The man in black. Delivers tax notices and becomes the government representative in the conflict with the farm.
MEXICAN REP [m] Brings an odd relief package for the farm.
DOCTOR: [f] Medicine woman who ends up helping the wounded.
THE SOLDIERS:
LIEUTENANT [m]: Unsure leader of the troops
CAPTAIN [m]: By the book, overseer of the operation
FRANK: [m] Loves a good joke
MOE: [m] Thinks he's too cool to be a soldier
JOE: [m] Along for the ride
More non-speaking soldiers can be included

Time and Place



The year is 1899. The setting is a small, isolated green chile farm in the New Mexico territory.


READ PART 1 OF THE PLAY


Comedy of the Old West Stage Play Script

Operation Redneck full length comedy stage play script for 6 actors

OPERATION REDNECK

by
D. M. Larson
Copyright (c) 2003

Cast of Characters
JULIE: A small town girl with big town dreams
TINA: Airhead small town girl
BETH: Cranky friend of JULIE and TINA
JJ: Redneck boyfriend of TINA
JACOB: JULIE's big town boyfriend
PA: JULIE's cantankerous father


ACT I
Scene 1
(Lights come up on house of the three roomies: BETH, TINA, and JULIE. The room is decorated with some of the following: coffee table is a telephone cable spool, a toilet seat is used as a picture frame, a dead Christmas tree is in the corner, there is a stuffed possum on the shelf, the wall is water stained from years of floods, Elvis memorabilia sits proudly beside the possum, a black velvet painting hangs on the wall, etc.)
BETH: Mail call.
TINA: No thanks. I already have a man.
BETH: No, this kind of mail, stupid.
TINA: Oh.
BETH: George Strait Fan Club Newsletter for Tina.
TINA: Thank you. (Opens it, excited) I love getting these almost as much as I love my JJ.
BETH: And sadly, I don't know which I dislike more.
TINA: (Shows picture to JULIE) Check out this month's picture.
JULIE: That's obscene.
BETH: You should see what she paid for a membership. They better give her something good.
TINA: (Tries to get JULIE to look) How'd you think they got that to hang there like that?
JULIE: Please, I just had breakfast and now I really wish I hadn't had sausage.
BETH: (Looks at mail) Bill, bill, bill... (Throws them in garbage)
JULIE: Don't throw those away. (Rescues them)
BETH: That's where I always put the bills.
JULIE: Ah! Look at this phone bill. Final notice. Beth!
BETH: Don't worry. We got that same one two months ago. I'll just call my uncle at the phone company. He'll take care of it.
JULIE: (Holds up bills) I don't care how many of these people you are related to. We'll have to pay them some day.
BETH: I just figured I'd stall until I got married and then I'd make my husband pay.
TINA: (Showing newsletter) Look. George Straight underwear.
BETH: (Looks at newsletter) You realize that when you sit down, you sit on his face.
JULIE: You two are so weird.
BETH: And one envelope for Julie.
JULIE: Junk mail, no doubt. Just throw it in the garbage.
BETH: Okay, if you say so. But it's a letter from Jacob.
JULIE: (Runs to grab it) Give it here. (Gets it from BETH. Exits to her room)
TINA: Jacob. The man of her dreams.
BETH: I got plenty of men in my dreams. I just wish some of them were real.
JULIE: (Off) Oh, no!
TINA: That didn't sound good.
BETH: So much for that dream.
TINA: Julie? You okay in there? Come on out, honey and talk to us.
JULIE: (Comes out) I've been afraid this would happen.
BETH: Oh, don't worry about it. He ain't worth it. Men are all jerks anyway. They're more useless than titties on a bull.
JULIE: No, not Jacob. He's different. He's the sweetest, most sensitive guy I have ever
met.
BETH: If he's such a wonderful guy, why are you crying?
TINA: Did something happen to him?
JULIE: He's coming here to see me.
BETH: That's the tragic news? Girl, you need help.
TINA: Isn't that good news? Don't you want to be with him?
JULIE: I do want to be with him, but not here. He's a big city guy. He'll hate it out here
and he'll hate me for it.
BETH: I think you're overreacting a bit.
TINA: At least give it a try.
BETH: He'll probably be so busy slobbering all over you, he won't even think about where he's at.
TINA: He's coming here to see you, not the town.
JULIE: But what about my family. There is no way my father is going to like him.
BETH: Why not?
TINA: Now wait a minute, Beth. You know how narrow minded Julie's Pa can be.
BETH: Oh, come on. There can't be that much that would bother him.
JULIE: Well...Jacob doesn't go to church.
TINA: Oh, dear. Your Grandpa's a minister.
JULIE: He's big into the environment. He thinks all hunters should be shot.
TINA: Isn't your dad a big game hunter?
JULIE: The biggest. And my uncle is an outfitter.
BETH: Oh, boy.
JULIE: He doesn't want to have any kids. He thinks the Earth is way too overpopulated as it is.
TINA: Doesn't your Grandmother hold the town record for giving birth to the most kids?
JULIE: They have a picture of her at the maternity ward in town.
BETH: Oh, come on. It ain't that bad. You're getting worked up over nothing.
TINA: I don't know, Beth. Remember when your cousin Earl brought home that girl from California? She had her armpit hair braided!
BETH: She did not.
TINA: JJ said he saw it.
BETH: And aren't you wondering why JJ was looking at her armpits?
TINA: And she chained herself to the local Steak in the Rough BBQ and refused to leave until they served salads.
JULIE: What happened to her?
TINA: She got run over by a garbage truck.
BETH: She did not.
TINA: Did so, ran right over her foot.
JULIE: How is this helping?
BETH: It's not.
TINA: Sorry. That's the last time I tell you what's on my mind.
BETH: That may be the last time something is on your mind anyway.
JULIE: Will you two knock it off?
BETH: Okay, back to your problem. (Looks at TINA) Mine ain't ever going away.
TINA: You want me to go away? Fine, I'll go away.
BETH: Oh, stop your pouting. I'm only kidding.
TINA: Jokes are only funny if both people enjoy them.
BETH: Where'd you hear that?
TINA: Oprah.
BETH: You know your ma told you to stop watching Oprah. She won't eat beef you know.
JULIE: Why do I even talk to you two about my problems?
TINA: Right. Julie's problem. How do we keep Jacob from being run over by a garbage truck?
BETH: Or by any other truck in town.

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full length comedy stage play script for 6 actors