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Discover America

CAST:             LOUWEEGEE






                  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!!

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