An original play that is a take off on Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Essay by pitchybabe157Junior High, 9th grade April 2004

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Wendy:runaway girl with lots of family problems Sarah

Pete: Wendy's cousin who houses runaways Alex

Will:Wendy's 5 year old brother Jacko

Travis:Wendy's 8 year old brother Chad

Mom:Wendy's abused motherLauren

Red:Wendy's abusive step-fatherAnthony

Michelle:Wendy's good friendHelena

Tina:Pete's ex-girlfriend who helps him around the houseAudrey

Mr. Hook:worker from the CPA who dislikes PeteHector

Rachel:runaway at Pete's house

Carol:runaway at Pete's house

Adam:runaway at Pete's house

Sarah:runaway at Pete's house

Jackie:runaway at Pete's house

ACT 1:Wendy and Michelle walking up to Wendy's house.


How are you dealing with all you family problems?


What family problems?


Your parent's divorce.


How did you find out about that?


Well, Suzy told me.


What?! That was a secret! Best friends aren't supposed to tell secrets. I can't believe she would do that to me, after all we've been through?


Well, during our book discussion in English, she told the whole class.


She promised not to tell anyone. Now the whole school will know by tomorrow. I thought she was a better friend. I thought she could keep a secret. You know what? Screw her! I just can't deal with this right now.


I'm really sorry about everything. I'll talk to you later.

(Wendy walks into house)


(Laying on a couch watching TV with a beer and a pile of empty cans next to him) What is this? It came in the mail today. It says you are failing three core classes.


Umm... OK?


(Grabs Wendy's wrist) You need to care more about school. We don't want you slacking off your junior year. Don't you want to get into a good college?


Why should you care? You're just my drunk step-dad. And, what do you know about a good college? You didn't even...