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Whispers of a
Savage Sort: And Other Plays about the Deaf American Experience|
MICHAEL: Hey! Give it back.
BRUNO: You’re too snooty for this class.
[MICHAEL leaps around BRUNO, trying to get back his textbook. Suddenly BRUNO tosses the book to ANDREW. MICHAEL runs to ANDREW, who then tosses the book to PHIL. MICHAEL then chases PHIL around the classroom. ANDREW finds this hilarious. ANDREW laughs at the spectacle of poor little PHIL running up and down. Suddenly, ELAINE wrings the book out of PHIL’s hands.]
PHIL: Hey! That’s mine.
[While ELAINE goes off to her desk, MICHAEL sits down at his desk.]
ANDREW: Oooh. That should be fun.
[BRUNO struts over to MICHAEL’s desk, and OTHERS except ELAINE converge around him.]
BRUNO: You a coward?
[GRAHAM enters the classroom. OTHERS scatter back to their desks.]
GRAHAM: What happened here?
GRAHAM: (To MICHAEL.) Would you feel better if we talked in
private? (Beat.) Come on. (Gives OTHERS a look
[While GRAHAM and MICHAEL talk in the hallway, OTHERS crowd together and press their faces against the door window, “eavesdropping” on GRAHAM and MICHAEL’s conversation.]
GRAHAM: I’m sorry if they’re giving you such a hard time.
[MICHAEL looks off into the distance as lights and set change to the Tango Club, a notorious gangster hangout. OTHERS sit and hang about; BRUTE comes up to SNOOTY sitting by himself at a table.]