The Monkeys and The Hats

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THE MONKEYS AND THE HATS

 

CHARACTERS:

GRANDFATHER

NICK

MONKEY 1

MONKEY 2

MONKEY 3

MONKEY 4

 

SCRIPT:

 

SCENE I –  AT THE HAT STORE

 

(Nick and his grandfather are in the hat store.  Nick’s grandfather puts some hats in a basket)

 

GRANDFATHER: Tell your mother I’ll be back at 6.

 

NICK: Ok… Grandpa… why did you decide to go over there?.  You have never been to that place.

 

GRANDFATHER: Well, you know I haven’t been selling a lot of hats lately.

 

NICK: I know that your business is not going very well, but I’m worried about you.

 

GRANDFATHER: Why?.

 

NICK: It’s the forest!  I think it would be better if I go and you stay.

 

GRANDFATHER: Ha, ha, ha, ha  there is nothing to be afraid of… come on Nick!.

 

NICK: Yes, there is!.  Please, grandpa, don’t go.

 

GRANDFATHER: Listen, you and your mother are now in charge of the store.  So, see you tonight.

 

(Nick’s grandfather opens the door and starts to walk away but he forgets the basket and his own hat.   Nick sees the basket)

 

NICK: Grandpa!.

 

(Nick’s grandfather turns around)

 

GRANDFATHER: I told you Nick….

 

NICK: You forgot the basket… and your hat.

 

GRANDFATHER: Oh.

 

(Nick’s grandfather takes the basket, puts on his hat and leaves.  Nick waves good-bye)

 

SCENE II – IN THE FOREST

 

(Nick’s grandfather  walks in the forest)

 

GRANDFATHER: I’m so tired.  I think I’ll take a nap under one of those trees. (He sits on the ground and leaves the basket by his side.  He falls asleep.  Monkeys 1, 2, 3, and 4 approach him, take the hats from the basket and climb up the tree. He wakes up and sees that some of the hats in the basket disappeared, and stands up) Where are my hats?. (He hears a noise , looks up and  sees all the monkeys wearing a hat) Oh no, you took my hats!  You little…. (He sits on the ground and keeps looking up to the tree.  He scratches his head.  All the monkeys scratch their heads.  He takes off his own hat.  The monkeys take off their hats) That’s it!. (He takes his hat and throws it on the ground.  All the monkeys throw their hats on the ground. He picks up all the hats and puts them on the basket) Thank you!.  Have a nice day and say hello to your family!.

 

(He leaves the stage)

 

SCENE III –  IN THE FOREST

 

 

(Nick walks in the forest.  He wears a hat and carries a basket full of hats)

 

NICK: This is the same path my grandfather followed a few years ago… Oh, I still remember that day…. Ha, ha, ha… when he told me that silly story about a bunch of monkeys… ha, ha, ha.  Oh, grandfather, I miss you so much!…  I’m so tired.  I think I’ll take a nap under that tree. (He sits on the ground and leaves the basket by his side.  He falls asleep.  Monkeys 1, 2, 3, an 4 approach him. They take the hats from the basket and climb up the tree.  Nick wakes up and sees that some of the hats from the basket disappeared.  He stands up)  Oh, no!.  Where are my hats?.(He hears a noise , looks up, and sees all the monkeys wearing a hat) My grandfather was right!.  How could I not believe his story?. What should I do now…hmmmm… I can also fool these monkeys. (He scratches his head.  The monkeys scratch their heads.  He dances.  The monkeys dance.  He raises his hands.  The monkeys raise their hands.  Nick throws his hat on the ground. The monkeys don’t throw their hats on the floor. Nick looks surprised. One of the monkeys climbs down the tree, grabs the hat on the floor and hits Nick on the shoulder) What’s the matter with you!.

 

MONKEY 1: Do you think only you had a grandfather?.

 

 

(Monkeys 2, 3, and 4 start laughing)

 

MONKEYS 2, 3, and 4:  Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

 

(Nick takes the empty basket and leaves the stage)

 

THE END

 

AUTHOR:  UNKNOWN

 

ADAPTED BY: K I D S I N C O

 

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