Love Your Enemies
4 Characters -Grandpa (Pa), Grandma (Ma),Mouse (Mitzy),Cat (Louis)
Ma : (entering).. Are you there Pa? (louder).. ARE YOU THERE PA ?
Pa: Yes, I'm here. I've just been finishing off my newest invention.
Ma: That's nice dear..Not the musical toilet roll ? or was it the mousetrap with air bag ?
Pa: (getting worked up) .. No this invention is far more exciting ! (like a sneeze) Oh, Oh, Oh, I'm so excited !
Ma: Now you just calm yourself down you know it's no good for your heart.
Pa : I'm fine Ma. I've just thought up a bridge that goes halfway across a river and then turns back for people who change their minds.(or nuclear "panadol" (or Asprin) for atomic ache or a revolving lawnmower..)
Ma: That's nice dear. Now I'm going to go down the street shopping and I want you to watch out for the cat as he seems to have disappeared again.
Pa : (as Ma leaves) ..I'll keep an eye out for Louis.. that cat is only round when it's tea time (sleepily..) I'll just have a sit over here near the fire.. (begins to snore loudly).
Mitzy Mouse enters..
Mitzy: Oh I'll have to be very quiet, I don't want to wake up Pa. I'm looking for some tasty cheese.
singing......Oh cheese, cheese, cheese.
Just a wiff on the breeze,
Gives this mouse wobbly knees,
Oh,cheese, cheese, please !
I'll have to be on the lookout for that cat Louis. If you see him would you warn me ? Perhaps you could call out loudly.. "Cat alert!" ( let's practice). If he catches me in those great big jaws I could end up going down the slippery dip and into the diner. That would be catastrophic !
Ma: ( enters speaking) ..Pa, are you there ? He must be outside in his workshop. I hope he hasn't exploded the rubbish bin again. (leaves)
Mitzy Mouse enters, then Louis Cat from opposite side (loud shout of "Cat alert" ) chase follows (music backing if possible )..
finally Mouse enters ( exhausted )
Mitzy: Wow he nearly caught me. I thought I was going to be mince mouse for sure. (thinking).. What am I going to do ? All this chasing everyday. I'm worn out..but what about Louis ? He's getting so old he'll probably sleep for weeks. Maybe it's time I tried to talk to him. I know, I'll write him a note.. "Meet me at the fridge. signed Mitzy Mouse." Do you think he'll come boys and girls ? (Mouse leaves)
Louis enters.. (Cat alert).. (finds note.. reads) What's going on here ? "meet me at the fridge".. It must be a moustake !
Mitzy enters and starts to run away then bumps into Louis.
Louis: Ow, Ow, Ow ! My head. My whiskers. My poor paws !
Mitzy: (scared, but then gently) .. Are you alright ? Let me help you up.
Louis: Hey , you're not supposed to help me, you're supposed to run away from me. I've a good mind to eat..
Mitzy: (interupting) Do you like cheese ?
Louis (surprised ) Well yes, I guess I do.
Mitzy: Would youlike me to show you where some is ?
Louis: Really. You'd share some cheese with an old cat like me ? No more chasing then. I'm ready for a snack and a lie down.
Pa enters watching as Mitzy and Louis sing.. (tune - 3 blind mice)
Mitzy (sings) Cheese, cheese,cheese.
Louis: Please, please,please.
Alternate.. One for Mitzy, two for Loo,
Nice and yummy, in my tummy
Cat and mouse exit..
Ma returns.. Pa enters speaking..
Pa: Guess what Ma ? You'll never, never guess. I just saw our cat and a mouse with green ears singing in the kitchen.
Ma: Tha's nice dear... I think it might be time for your afternoon nap.
Both exit to loud applause.
(c) Don Stott Eliab.com
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