All club plays are written as a group collaboration between the participants and the group leader.
September 11, 2010
THE AMBITIOUS HOUSE PLANT
The Mayor (Jordan)
The Plant (Thomas)
Crescendia the Concert Pianist(Taylor)
Inspector Emerald (Malichi)
Deigo the Ghost of Destiny Revealed(Tristan)
I. We find ourselves in the castle-like mansion of The Mayor. She breezes into her parlor, exhausted from a hard day of running the town. The only thing she looks forward to on a day like this is when she will find time to tend to her precious plants. The most prized plant sits on a pedestal in the middle of the room. As she waters it, they communicate, The Plant is non-verbal, so The Mayor interprets to the audience. "What is this my dear one?... You feel you have outgrown your pot? You want to go to MED SCHOOL?! Ha ha! That's preposterous! Who ever heard of a plant going to Med School. You shall stay here with me... it is your duty to look beautiful for me."
The Plant becomes sad and wilted. Alarmed, The Mayor fetches Inspector Emerald to talk some sense into the young plant.
II. The Sheriff of town, Inspector Emerald, bustles in. He assures The Mayor that he..."knows the law! The laws of nature!" And will have a-talkin' with The Plant. Accompanied by Crescendia the Concert Pianist, Inspector Emerald explodes into song and dance, reasoning with The Plant that it is unnatural for a plant to go to Med School. Soon The Plant joins into the song and dance and in the end, The Plant's ambitions are defeated. The Plant resigns to making a comfortable life, potted on a pedestal for eternity. The Mayor is pleased.
III. That night The Mayor has a troubled descent into sleep. She is visited by Diego the Ghost of Destiny Revealed who takes her to dreamland. In her dream, The Mayor finds the most gorgeous, flourishing garden she has ever seen. It is paradise. All of the plants welcome her and wish to be friends with her ... Their perfection soon changes from being alluring to being just plain creepy. Suddenly, The Mayor realizes she is turning into a plant and is trapped in place by roots. The other plants in the garden are pleased and express this avidly in creepy, high-pitched voices, "Now you can stay with us, right here in this garden, forever, and ever AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER..." The flowers keep chanting ever and ever as The Mayor awakes from the nightmare. She quickly picks up the bedside telephone to make an important call.
IV. In the final scene we are in the town hall and the distinguished, Crescendia the Concert Pianist is doing a preamble behind a podium. She is there to present the Mayor's Awards for Educational Excellence. This year the town will be presenting a scholarship to one lucky recipient to attend the local Medical School. The Plant's ambitions are reawakened upon hearing this. It's leaves have become shiny and lustrous once again... people AND plants can have their dreams. This The Plant believes. The show closes with Crescendia opening a small white envelope to announce "The Plant is this year's deserving scholar!"