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The Sound Sleeper


Sleeping Bags, Drum, fork and plate, whistle, curtain for hiding props (makes it more surprising and humorous), small table, cement stage


sleeping bags on ground (the Unwakable inside far right one), curtain set up – equipment in easy reach Characters (besides Unwakable) Scouts Patrol Leader


Beginning: Scouts asleep; snoring
Bell rings, P.L. shouts “wake up or miss breakfast!”
Scouts: Wake up, yawn, get up; hurry off stage excitedly
Unwakeable: lies there, snoring
Patrol Leader: Walks onto stage, says “Come on Jeremy, wake up!” in hasty voice
Unwakeable: snores

PT: “Come on, Come on, Come on. Come On! Come on” in a taunting, chanting voice.
U: snores
PT: “Come On!!!!!” in irritated, angry tone.
U: grunts a snore; resumes snoring.
PT: Pulls out whistle, blows into whistle
U: Snores
PT: Storms off stage, frustrated.

Returns with drum and drum mallet Begins Druming and chanting “Wake up, wake up, wake up!” Since nothing happens, puts drum on ground near head (not too close) and drums a certain rhythm U: snores to this rhythm

PT: Goes off stage again, returns with plate and fork.
Scrapes fork against plate, making a hideous noise. U: Snores

PT: Grunts and says “I give up! Sleep you slug!!!” Lays plate and fork on table, fork on edge of table so that it is about to fall off.
U: When fork does fall off, snoring becomes very disturbed and the unwakeable suddenly sits up. “Wha, wha, wha, what happened?”
PT: spins around, stares at U unbelievably, slaps his hand against his forehead, screams (“Agggghrrrr!”), and falls down.

Mike Harmer

I created this website back in 1996, and have slowly added content to it over the years. Some resources have been contributed by viewers and other people who love the outdoors.

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