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Trip To The Moon

Cast:  Controlman,  2 Spacemen,  President,  Man-In-The-Moon,  2 Space Mice
Props:  Spaceship, Telescope, Moon with door big enough for head to stick out, Chair
Setting:  (As curtain opens, Controlman is looking at the moon through a telescope, at left. Spaceship stands close by. Man-in-the-Moon & Space Mice are hidden behind moon on opposite side of stage. Spacemen enter at left, helmets under left arms and they approach Controlman.

1st Spaceman:
  Has the President arrived?
Controlman:  Not yet.

2ND Spaceman:
I hope he won’t be late. We have no time to waste.

  (looking through telescope) That’s right. The moon is in good position for a perfect landing.
(Enter PRESIDENT of U.S. Play a few bars of “Hail to the Chief” as he enters. Spacemen & Controlman stand at attention.)

President:  This is a great day for our country. I don’t know what we would do without you brave Cub Scouts, who are willing to risk your lives on this dangerous mission to the moon. I can only wish you good luck. (President goes to a chair to the left to watch take-off.)

Controlman:  Get ready for the countdown. (He sits at control panel.)

Spacemen: put on your helmets and get behind the space ship.

1ST Spaceman: We’re ready.

Controlman:  Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One Blast Off !
(Spacemen slowly pick up space ship, turn it to horizontal position and walk very slowly across the stage to the moon.)

2ND Spaceman: We’ve been out here in space for a long time now. When do you think we’ll reach the moon?

1ST Spaceman: We should be there very soon now.
(Spaceman arrive at Moon, sticking it with point of Space Ship.)

Man-In-The-Moon: Ouch! What stuck me?
(Spacemen stand ship on end)

2ND Spaceman: Who said that?

1ST Spaceman: There must be someone hereafter all.

(Opening- door in the Moon & sticking his head out.)  Of course there is!  Haven’t you ever heard of the Man-in-the-Moon?

2ND Spaceman:
Yes, but I thought that was a fairy tale!

No, indeed!  I’ve been here a long time.

1ST Spaceman:
Can you tell us if we are the first earth people here?

Yes, you are the first People. Another ship landed before yours did, though.  There were mice in that one.
(Space Mice come from behind moon, one on either side.)

1ST Mouse:
Did you call us?

2ND Spaceman:
What in the universe are you doing here?

2ND Mouse:
The Russians shot us up here!

1ST Mouse:
We were supposed to go back to earth, but we wouldn’t go.

2ND Mouse:
We like it here.  We’re going to stay forever!

1ST Spaceman: But how can you live here?  What can you find to eat?

1ST Mouse: Find to eat?  We never had it so good!

2ND Mouse: You mean you don’t know.  You never heard?

Both Mice: The moon is REALLY made of GREEN CHEESE!
(SPACEMEN faint as CURTAIN falls).

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