Thursday, September 1, 2016

Pants on Fire Part 2 free skit for 2 or more actors

PANTS ON FIRE PART 2
Short play by D. M. Larson

CLUMP
I challenge you to think of one arena that is fabrication free


TONY
How about education?


CLUMP
The biggest lie of all.


TONY
What? How?


CLUMP
Education reflects the ideas of those in power.  History is written by those in power. What we teach here is a LOT different than what they teach in North Korea.


TONY
But that’s a whole different country with a crazy dictator.


CLUMP
It happens in America too. Do you really think Seattle teachers are telling students the same thing as they do in Dallas?


TONY
It’s basically the same.


CLUMP
Ever hear about evolution?  


TONY
Of course.


CLUMP
You think they teach the same thing about it in Dallas and Seattle?


TONY
So conservatives are stupid is what you’re saying?


CLUMP
No, liberals can be stupid too. Some schools have banned Christmas in Maryland and New York. I love Christmas. It’s the easiest time to live a lie.


TONY
Now you're saying Christmas is a lie?


CLUMP
It's the biggest lie of all. Santa?  Santa is a major lie parents tell their children to make them happy. See. Lies are fun.


TONY
You're confusing lies with stories.


CLUMP
But we love to tell our children that these stories are true.


TONY
So you’re saying that everything we believe in is just a lie?


CLUMP
Even your heroes are liars. People admire actors and they make a living at lying.
Athletes aren't much better. They can be violent. They cheat, steal, do drugs.


TONY
There are some heroes who tell the truth and force us all to see through the lies. Like Martin Luther King Jr.


CLUMP
Shot.


TONY
Gandhi.


CLUMP
Shot.


TONY
Mother Teresa.


CLUMP
I’ll give you that one


TONY
So I win?


CLUMP
What?


TONY
I win!  I found someone who told the truth and was honest and good. She is someone I can admire and look up to and emulate.


CLUMP
My friend, you’re no Mother Teresa.


TONY
How do you know?  Maybe I can be one day. Maybe I can still be someone good who helps others makes this world a better place.  


CLUMP
Good luck with that.


TONY
Thanks. I am off to find some hungry people to feed and some sick people to take care of.


(TONY exits)


CLUMP
Alright class. For your homework, research Mother Teresa. Find something she lied about. No one can become that famous or that important without telling a few lies along the way.  Dig up some dirt. I want to take this woman down!


END OF SCRIPT

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