CAST: LOUWEEGEE NAVIGATOR CHRISTO MARIO ANTONIO LOUIE the LOOKOUT GENO INDIAN (in appropriate costume)
PROPS: Table, Map, and Telescope. Cast are dressed in sailor costumes. 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 going to take three boats. GENO: We’re taking the Nina, the Pinta and the Watch-a-ma-call-it. CHRISTO: I wish you would stop calling the Santa Maria the Watch-a-ma-call-it. 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 you are 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 hand, one sailor suddenly shouts excitedly. ANTONIO: There’s some ground. NAVIGATOR: That’s “Land-Ho,” you’re 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 SAILORS: Hooray! Hooray! We discovered America!