Peace in the Old West

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Characters:

 

Indian Chief

Indian  Man 1

Indian Man 2

Indian Man 3

Indian Man 4

Indian Woman 1

Indian Woman 2

Indian Woman 3

Indian Woman 4

Indian Woman 5

Indian Woman 6

Cowgirl 1

Cowgirl 2

Cowgirl 3

Sheriff

Sheriff Helper

Cowboy 1

Cowboy 2

Cowboy 3

Cowboy 4

Tree

 

Props:  Map, bundle of dry grass for smoke signals, stones, gold coins, toy arrows, toy guns, indian costumes, cowboy/cowgirl costumes, a big cardboard tree or a boy/girl dressed as a tree.

 

SCRIPT:

 

Act I -  At the Indian Reservation

 

(The Indians sit on the floor in a circle. Beside them, there is a dry bundle of grass to make smoke signals, and two stones. The indian chief stands up)

 

Indian Chief:  Tonight we will attack the white man village! 

 

Indian Woman 1:  Why?

 

Indian Man 1:  Because they stole our land and our cattle!

 

Indian  Man 4: (stands up and takes gold coins from her bag/purse):  Yes…but we also stole their gold.

 

Indian Man 2:  I want revenge!

 

Indian Woman 2: What about our people?

 

Indian Woman 3:  And our children?

 

Indian Man 3:  White men don’t deserve our compassion!

 

Indian Chief:  We have to kill them all!

 

All the Indians:  Yes!  No mercy!  No mercy!

 

(Indian Woman 2 gives a map to Indian Chief)

 

Indian Chief:  Let’s plan our battle!

 

(He opens the map, sits, and points to a place in the map.  Indian 4 stands up)

 

Indian 4:  I’ll build the fire to make war smoke signals! 

 

(He approaches the bundle of dry grass, takes the two stones, and pretends to make a fire)

 

Act II – At the Cowboy’s Village

 

(Sheriff is in his office. He is sleeping with his feet over the desk, covering his head with his hat.  Cowboy 1, Cowboy 2, and Cowboy 3 are in a table playing cards.  The Sherrif’s Helper enters)

 

Sheriff’s Helper:  Sheriff!  Wake up!

 

(Sheriff opens his eyes and stands.  Cowboy 1, 2, and 3 leave the cards on the desk and stand)

 

Sheriff:  What’s wrong?

 

Sheriff’s Helper:  I saw smoke signals… and that means war!

 

Sheriff:  That’s impossible! 

 

Cowboy 1:  But we defeated them a month ago!

 

Cowboy 2:  We have to warn our people!

 

Cowboy 3:  Let’s go… we have to protect them!

 

Cowboy 4:  (looking at his gun)  Oh no…my gun is broken!

 

Cowboy 1, 2, and 3:  So?

 

Cowboy 4:  I don’t want to die!

 

(Cowboy 1, 2, and 3 hit him on the head)

 

Sheriff:  Come on!

 

(Sheriff, Sheriff’s Helper, Cowboy 1, Cowboy 2, and Cowboy 3 get out of the office and to the street.  Man and Woman talk to each other.  Sheriff yells)

 

Sheriff:  The Indians are coming!  Quick…get your weapons and let’s fight them!

 

(The Indians approach.  An arrows falls near the Sheriff, and he picks it up)

 

Sheriff:  This is war!

 

(Indians and Cowboys start to fight.  The Indian Chief and the Sheriff stay away from the battle. An Indian and a Cowboy die and fall to the ground)

 

Cowgirl 1: (throwing the gun to the ground)  Stop it!

 

Cowgirl 2:  (throwing the gun to the ground)  I want peace!

 

Cowgirl 3:  (throwing the gun to the ground)  I don’t want to fight!

 

Cowgirl 4: (throwing the gun to the ground)  I don’t want to die!

 

Cowgirl 5: (throwing the gun to the ground)  Put away your weapons!

 

Indian Woman 4: (throwing the gun to the ground)  No more hate!

 

Indian Woman 5: (throwing the gun to the ground)  Let’s live in peace!

 

Indian Woman 6:  (throwing the gun to the ground)  No more war!

 

(The Indian Chief and the Sheriff  approach)

 

Indian Chief:  (to the Indians)  Throw away your arrows!

 

Sheriff:  (to the Cowboys)  Throw away your guns!

 

(The Indian Chief takes an arrow and a gun.  Indian Woman 6 takes off a white ribbon from her dress, and ties together the arrow and the gun.  The Indian Chief and the Sheriff take them in their hands and head toward a big tree.  Indian 2 and Cowboy 1 pretend to dig a hole under the tree.  Indian Chief and Sheriff place the weapons in the hole)

 

Sheriff:  From now on, we will be one family.

 

Indian Chief:  We will be one body, one heart, and one soul.  Nothing will destroy us!

 

(Indians and Cowboys join hands)

 

The End

 

Author:  K I D S I N C O

 

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