A Play

by Mike McCormick

(Lights up on a stage. There is a lecturn on the stage and a banner behind the lecturn, visible to the
audience which reads, “4th Annual Public Speaking Contest”.)

Voiceover: Our next contestant will be, John Miller.

FX: Applause

(Young boy enters and stands behind lecturn. He looks very nervous but manages a smile as he looks around
the room)

John: It’s … (he tries several times to begin the sentence but has trouble with stuttering. Finally, he
pauses for a longer time and looks around the room again. He smiles, much happier than before)

John: It’s good to be here.

(Lights Down)

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