IOWA IS GONNA BE SO JEALOUS
by Tara Meddaugh
© 2016

For Ryan H.

Genre: COMEDY/CHILDREN/TEEN
Cast: MALE/FEMALE
Setting: A SAFARI JEEP
Age range: 8-15
Length: approximately 1 - 1.5 minutes
Description:  RYAN is a boy, around 8-15 years old. He is on a South African safari with his parents. He is in the safari jeep. A camping pack has just fallen off the jeep and a rhino charged at it while the jeep was driving. Ryan speaks to his parents.

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RYAN

Did you see it? Did you see him charge? Like—I’ve—he charged, Mom!  Dad—did you see him charge? That’s—you know rhinos can’t really see well? Did you know that? I mean, they charge before they even know what they’re charging at and—that could have been us! You know? It was just the tent pack that fell off the jeep, but—man…It could have been us!

(pause)

This is the best trip ever!!

(quick pause)

First, there’s no hot water at the camp during the day so, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but you haven’t made me take a shower since Thursday!  And remember how the camp kitchen wasn’t working yesterday so we got to have Lucky Charms and popcorn at dinner?  Plus, when you guys fell asleep last night, I played on my Kindle for 4 hours and got to level 5 in Geometry Dash Meltdown!  I knew a safari would be cool. I mean... click for pdf of complete monologue, Iowa Is Gonna Be So Jealous.