Artwork by Giovanna Galuppo
Jennifer & Jacob
A Script by the Talented Writers of the Monsignor Fraser SWAC Program
Cast of Characters
Jennifer: 20 year old woman. She is Mexican. She has bleached blonde hair, is a student and works part-time as a bartender/server at a Toronto restaurant. She is gay, and also afraid of spiders.
Jacob: 21 year old man. He is Colombian. He is 6 “2, has dark hair, and thick eyebrows. He is a graphic designer and photographer. He is a great listener and very empathetic. He is best friends with Jennifer. They met while Jennifer was serving. Jacob gave her a really great tip, they exchanged numbers, and became friends. Jacob is in love with Jennifer, but knows that they can never be together because Jennifer is a lesbian. Jacob has always found her very attractive, but has realized that she does not feel the same way. Jacob is a great listener and very empathetic, and has been there to help Jennifer as she discovers more about herself.
Ashley: Jennifer’s girlfriend. They met at a party in highschool and have been dating for 3 years. She is very clingy and needy. Ashley doesn’t like Jacob because she has a sense that he has feelings for Jennifer.
[6:30pm. October 31, Halloween. Funnel cake area at Canada’s Wonderland. People are wandering around, and there is music playing. People are yelling in the background. Jennifer and Jacob sit at a table, sharing a funnel cake. It is a chilly evening, and they are both wearing thick knit sweaters.]
JENNIFER: I got two tickets to the Drake concert!
JACOB: No way! When is it?
JENNIFER: It’s, um, in two weeks.
JACOB: Wow! That’s going to be awesome! I can’t wait! Where are the seats?
JENNIFER: They’re front row! But I never said I was taking you.
[A person in a Dracula costume scares the two of them, distracting Jennifer.]
JACOB: Damn, you scared me! …Ohh, alright.
JENNIFER: [laughs, and says excitedly] We have backstage passes too!
JACOB: Backstage passes to see Drake? That’s awesome!
JENNIFER: Yeah, I know!
JACOB: Who are you taking?
JENNIFER: You know I’m taking Ashley, my girlfriend.
JACOB: Say word, mierda, you’re taking Ashley?!
JENNIFER: Unfortunately, but this is the truth.
JACOB: You’re taking your girlfriend? Huh. [Under his breath] I’m like your best friend.
JENNIFER: Jacob, it’s her birthday, and I want to surprise her with the tickets.
JACOB: You’re actually taking her? That sucks.
JENNIFER: Why are you mad?
JACOB: I’m happy that you’re taking her, but I’m kind of upset… I wanted to do something like this together.
JENNIFER: You can buy nosebleed seats…
[Awkward silence. There is a scream in the background.]
JACOB: Tesoro, it’s Drake! Tickets are like 200 bucks! This sucks, dude.
JENNIFER: I’m sorry. I’ll make it up to you.
JACOB: I mean, I guess. I mean, I can’t blame Ashley, she’s your girlfriend.
JENNIFER: Yeah, Jacob. Thanks for understanding the situation.
JACOB: Maybe we should kill her.
[Jacob laughs, but Jennifer grows angry.]
JENNIFER: This is serious, Jacob, it’s her birthday!
JACOB: But she always chooses her friends over you!
JENNIFER: We’re at a good place right now. I mean, we could sneak you in maybe?
JACOB: [raising his voice a little, being passive-aggressive] Man, I’m like 6’2”!
To be continued…