DJ Dimma

a short script for theater class

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1. DJ Dimma

DJ Dimma

 

Characters:

ANGELA  is their kid

CHESTER is the father

MOLLY is the mother

KATHY  is the manager who is yelling at them

 

Story: The Baldwin family is in IKEA furniture store. They are in the lighting section. Chester Baldwin, the father, points out the name of a switch, he and Molly Baldwin, the mom, joke that it sounds like a DJ name. Meanwhile, their daughter, Angela Baldwin, starts playing with the light switches. The manager sees and starts yelling at her. Molly gets angry and starts yelling at the manager. Chester keeps joking about DJ Dimma. Kathy keeps yelling. Eventually, the Baldwins leave.

                                                 

(In IKEA furniture store)

Chester: What the heck?

Molly: What?

Chester: (points to a light dimmer switch)

Molly: Okay...it's a dimmer. So?

Chester: No, it's not.

Molly: Huh?

Chester: (points to tag) It's a Dimma.

Molly: A what?

Chester: A Dimma!

Molly:: That's...creative.

Chester: That's IKEA, man. It's Swedish.

Molly: Huh. I wonder if there's, like, some Swedish DJ with that name.

Chester: DJ Dimma?

Molly: Yeah, DJ Dimma.

Chester; DJ Dimma in da house!

Molly :Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome...

Both: DJ DIMMA!!!

(Other IKEA store goers stare at them. Angela  starts playing with the lights and switches)

Angela: Daddy, what do the switches do?

Chester: They turn the lights on and off, sweetie.

Angela: Oh, okay.  Thank you, Daddy!! (keeps playing with switches. Manager walks by and sees)

Kathy: (She has a had a very bad day. Her coffee machine broke, her toilet got clogged, one of her employees quit, and she found out that her boyfriend has been cheating on her) Hey, kid! Stop messing with the light switches! Where are your parents? STOP MESSING WITH IT OR YOU WILL BE KICKED OUT AND NOT BE ALLOWED TO COME BACK. DO YOU HEAR ME?!?!

Chester:Yeah, kid! (starts acting like a DJ again)

Molly: Chester, that’s our kid.

Chester: Oh.

Angela: (keeps playing with switches)

Kathy:I THOUGHT I MADE MYSELF CLEAR. STOP MESSING WITH THE LIGHT SWITCHES!!!

Angela: You are not my mom and dad.. they only tell me what to do not you.. now get away from me or else!!!!

Kathy: YOU LISTEN TO ME OR I WILL KICK YOU OUT. DO YOU HEAR!!

Molly: Hey, stop yelling at our daughter! She’s only six! I’ll kick you out, you...you...you meanie!

Kathy: YOU KNOW I OWN THIS STORE!! I WILL CALL SECURITY!!!!

Chester: Honey, calm down, let’s just go home.

Angela: Aw! Do we hafta go go?

Molly: Sorry, sweetie, the meanie manager wants us out.

Kathy: GET OUT OF MY STORE NOW!!! I’M CALLING SECURITY NOW!! SO GET OUT AND NEVER COME BACK YOU HEAR!!!!! EXCUSE ME WHAT DID YOU JUST CALL ME? I’M DONE WITH YOUR SHENANIGANS!

Molly: Jeez, alright, we’re leaving! Angela, get over here now!

 

Angela: Okay mommy . Bye, meanie manager! I’ll be back! (waves)

Kathy: I’M CALLING THE COPS ON YOU LITTLE MISSY FOR CALLING ME A MEANIE. GET OUT NOW!!! I’M CALLING IN 3, 2, 2 AND HALF…

Chester: Calm down, woman, we’re leaving. Gosh!!!!

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