LOUIE (all in sailor costumes)
INDIAN (In appropriate costume.)
PROPS: Table,Boats, if desired
NARRATOR: Scene 1. Christopher Columbus and his sailors are standing by their ship talking.
LOUWEEGEE: Hey Christopher, I hear you are going on a trip.
CHRISTO: How many times do I have to tell you Louweegee, I did not trip!
LOUWEEGEE: No, no. I mean in the boat.
CHRISTO: Yea. We’re going to saaa-ail away.
ANTONIO: We ‘re gonna take three boats.
GENO: We’re takin’ the Nina, the Pinta and the Watchamacallit.
CHRISTO: I wish you would stop calling the Santa Maria the Watchamacallit. She’s my fastest boat.
NARRATOR: Scene 2. Christopher Columbus and his crew are aboard their ships and are now on their journey.
GENO: How long is it going to take, this cruise, navigator?
NAVIGATOR: It’s going to take one, two, three … maybe more.
MARIO: Only one, two or three days?
ANTONIO: Mario, he means months!
(All the crew stand around looking at the map)
LOUWEEGEE: Where did you say we were going?
CHRISTO: We’re trying to find a short cut to India … there we can get rich fast!
NAVIGATOR: (Pointing to map and tracing line across it)
See, we can go this way.
ANTONIO: How do you get east when your going west?
LOUIE the LOOKOUT: You wanna fall off the world?
NARRATOR: Scene 3. It is now several months later with the discouraged crew still aboard ship.
Shading his eyes with his band, one sailor suddenly shouts excitedly.
ANTONIO: There’s some ground!
NAVIGATOR: That’s “Land-Ho,” your supposed to yell.
LOUIE the LOOKOUT: Where! Where! I don’t see anything.
GENO: Louie, why don’t you turn that glass the right way?
(All shade their eyes and watch the same direction. One of the crew points at something and says:)
MARIO: Look! There’s one peoples!
(Indian walks slowly out from side stage. Approaches ship. He raises hand in salute, palm out, and says:)
INDIAN: How! Me America.
(All the sailors jump up and down, throw their caps in the air and shout)
All: Hooray! Hooray! We discovered America!!