The last post I made, me and my team were developing the song "What's this" and making it fit into our play of "The Cat, Cock, and the Young Mouse" Over time we have developed a way to incorporate the song into our play, and were able to also perform that as well. Here is the script to the play that I made with my team members. We all collaborated in making it and performing it, and my part in it was as the main character, a young mouse.
Here is the document version, if you are unable to read it here.
Musical Cat, Cock, and Young Mouse
Nicole: Momma mouse
Paloma: Little baby mouse
Leslie: Huge rooster
Lilia: Touchy cat
TO BE DETERMINED: Extra mouse for kill
There once lived a young mouse and her mother who had just moved away from their quiet life in a field to a new life that was more like the busy life of a farm. Once the young mouse finished helping her mom unpacking, she wanted to go explore.
Reading with a book in her hands to the side
Hey mom? Is it alright if I go exploring? I finished unpacking and I am so excited to see what is out there!
Really excited, as though you want nothing else.
Oh, Uh, well Dear, I haven't had time to u-unpack all of my things yet. And I haven't had time to-to scout the area t-to make sure its, its safe. B-But if you promise to, promise to be careful, and safe, I might let you go
Of course I will be careful mom! When have I ever gotten into trouble?
Rolls her eyes
I-I know. I trust you. Just-just be careful. Ya-You remember what I have told you about the dangers out there? Oh, well let me remind you anyway. Make sure you stay away from lawn mowers, because they will chop you to pieces and-and there's blood everywhere and and broken bones. Beware of that. Then, uh, make sure you stay away from sprinklers, because those shoot water everywhere and you get wet-wet and freeze and die. Beware of Barbeques, because they shoot fire and burn you alive. Let your father rest in peace. ____________ But most of all, you have to remember to beware of cats! They will eat you alive and play with your corpse.
I know I know. Cats. the scary creatures that kill mice. Big deal. I have never even seen a cat. I doubt that that will ever change. Anyways; I gotta go mom. Bye
Still having an attitude
The young mouse left her home to explore the small farm where she now lives.
Paloma starts walking around
Be safe! Tell me what you find! BEWARE OF CATS!!!!
Waves her off, then looks concerned
What's this? What’s this?
There’s bushes everywhere
There’s sunlight in the air
I can’t believe my eyes
I must be dreaming
Wake up girl this isn’t fair
Paloma starts singing her song
What’s this? What’s this?
There’s something very wrong
You make a different song.
Your legs are lined with
Hairy scary ugly scales
You must be off the rails
You don’t even have a tail!
What is this! What is this!
You have a peculiar call
That scares me to the bone
You make me want to run and crawl
And hide inside my home
I must be going now
Your look scared me away
I can’t think of a reason how
I could actually stay; BYEE
Wait, I am not a monster! Don’t run away! Come back!
The frightened mouse ran until she came across another strange animal singing to herself.
Well hello little friend, it’s so kind of you to wander over into my claws, I mean awe...I am in awe to see you. Where did you come from? I didn’t know there were any more little mice running around MY farm
Oh, this is YOUR farm? You are so much nicer than that scary monster over there.
Why don’t you come over here, don’t you have any time to spare?
The little mouse liked this furry creature. Her silk fur looked soft and friendly, and her smile was welcoming. The flick of her tail seemed to invite the young mouse over.
Paloma and Lilia fake talk to each other
Oh, I would love to join you, you are by far the coolest person I’ve ran into all day….
Paloma runs away
Hey you! Stop eating all the mice in this farm. You always torment them.
Me, eat a mouse, that’s ridonkulous! We were just having a snack... I mean ...chat.
Really? You were having a "chat" because from my perspective it looks like you wanted to EAT her. You know what just leave, go away and never come back.
Points off stage
Never come back? Oh honey, this is MY farm. I mean I’ll go but only because I’m done here. You can’t tell me what to do
Bite at leslie
The cat went away for the day, as the young mouse ran home as fast as she could. She ran straight into her mother’s arms and began frantically telling her mom what happened.
Mom! You’ll never guess what happened!
What!? W-what happened?
I was out exploring some farm and I saw a scary monster with feathers and scales with a pointy beak that made a terrifying roar. But luckily I was rescued by this beautiful fluffy creature with a long tail and paws and whiskers and a beautiful toothy smile! But I ran home because I was scared of that roar the monster made just like you told me to do!
Speaking really fast
Oh honey. Calm down. It’s alright. I am glad you made it out alive. It sounds scary, but maybe for different reasons. You talked about a scary creature with scales and feathers? And a furry creature with a tale?
YEAH totally, there was that huge scary thing
And a nice fluffy one with a tail who wanted to be my friend
My dear, may I tell you what I think really happened? The scary monster you speak of was a rooster. And the smiling furry one was the vicious cat. Do you remember what I told you about cats??? The rooster you speak of was so kind that it saved your life. And your friendly cat was tricking you into coming closer so she could have a meal
Momma mouse comforts the little mouse and they both walk center stage.
Wait, hold on, you’re telling me that my fluffy friend isn’t actually my friend and the ugly monster was actually trying to help me??
Yep, you just been played.
Walks by caring another mouse
Honey, you have to know that you cannot judge a book by its cover. Or else, bad things are going to happen. You almost died today, what could happen tomorrow?
Rolls her eyes and ignores cat
So the little mouse learned not to judge people on their appearance and she went through life a better mouse than before.