Character Information and Author's Note
Carmen- Middle sibling of Carson, Sara, and herself
Carson- Youngest sibling of Carmen, Sara, and herself
Sara- Oldest sibling and caretaker of Carson and Carmen
Matt- Dannyís twin brother
Danny- Mattís twin brother
Narrator- Announces everything in italics
Note from the author: While this play is fictional, what happens to the characters is REAL. Hopefully, after you read this, watch this, or act it out, you will think twice about using drugs like Meth, steroids, and club drugs. This is our play HYPERMETHIFICATION.
Hypermethification: A Play About Drugs
[The play starts at Sara, Carmen, and Carsonís house. Carson and Carmen are talking to Matt and Danny. Sara is out of town. The town is Sullivan, Maine.]
Danny: [Talking to Carson and Carmen] So I heard that there was a party next door to my house, and I was wondering if you guys wanted to go. Matt and me definitely are.
Carmen: Sure! Iíll go!
Matt: What about you Carson?
Carson: I donít knowÖ Iíll bring it up with Sara first.
Carmen: Iím sure Sara wouldnít mind.
Danny: You know you want to. Besides, you want to be cool, right?
Carson: Well yes, but-
Danny and Matt: Great! Meet us at our house at 8 oíclock sharp!
[Danny and Matt leave]
Carson: [to herself] Great. What have I gotten myself into now?
[Later that night. The setting has changed from Sara, Carson and Carmenís house in Sullivan to the party in Gouldsboro.]
Matt, Danny, and Carmen: [putting various over-the-counter and prescription drugs in a bowl and putting meth beside it]
Carmen: Carson! Got anything to add?
Carson: Only this birth control that I donít use...
Matt: Add it!
Carson: [slowly adds the pills, then faster as her wariness wears off] This isnít so badÖ
Danny: Okay! Carson, you get first pick!
Carson: [takes a large handful of mixed drugs and pops them, then grabs an alcoholic drink, which, unknowable to her, has meth in it]
[Fifteen Minutes Later. Everyone is either high, drunk, or both, and Carson is ready to go home]
Carson: The thrill is gone. Iím leaving. [grabs car keys from her sisterís purse]
Carmen: [slurred speech] Why donít we call Sara and have her pick us up? Or stay with me? Iím staying at Mattís tonight.
Carson: And get busted on the Sara-radar? Sleep in the same house with the Stink Machine (referring to Matt)? I donít think so! [leaves]
Carmen: [hearing the car rev off] Oh wellÖ [goes back to partying]
[The next morning. Carmen gets a ride home from Danny and Matt. Carmen enters the house to see Sara pacing back and forth.]
Carmen: [slams door] Iím home!
Sara: [furious] Where have you been? Why didnít you call? Whereís Carson?
Carmen: I was at Ma- Carsonís not here?
Sara: [confused] You mean she was here?
Carmen: NoÖ She was driving back here last night after the party and-
Sara: What party?
Carmen: It was kind of like a candy bowl thingÖ
Sara: Drugs, you mean? [starts panicking] You let her drive home hyped up on drugs? What were you thinking? Oh thatís right! You werenít!
Carmen: There was alcohol too! Anyway, she probably got tired and stopped somewhere. Letís go look.
Sara: Youíd better be right.
[Sara and Carmen are searching for Carson. They are forced to stop when a cop comes by and tells Sara that there was an accident ahead.]
Sara: [exits the vehicle] Iím gunna look ahead. You stay here.
Carmen: [ignores Sara and exits the car, sitting on the hood]
[a scream is heard]
Carmen: What theÖ Sara? [rushes over to Sara, who is crying frantically] Whatís wrong?
Sara: Your sister is dead Carmen! And itís all because you two decided to be idiots and get high!
Carmen: [is speechless]
Cop: [comes up to Sara] The victim has an alcohol breath level that is off the charts, and there is some indication that she was using methamphetamine and club drugs.
Sara: Go home Carmen! Now!
Carmen: But Sara, I didn't mean-
Sara: GO! [turns away from Carmen]
Carmen: [hesitates, then leaves]
[Carmen is at Matt and Dannyís house. Itís been a day since Carsonís death]
Danny: I think we should agree to something.
Matt: Like what?
Danny: Letís give up on drugs.
Carmen: [scoffs] And lose the thrill in life? No way!
Matt: Iím with Carmen, Dan. So youíre just gunna quit?
Danny: Carsonís death took a big toll on my life, and I thought it would to you as well. Especially you Carmen! She was your sister!
Carmen: Oh well. People come and go.
Danny: Iím disgusted with both of you! [exits]
[So Carmen and Matt continued getting hyped up on drugs. Soon, they couldnít do it just for pleasure anymore. It became a need. Matt is now in jail for getting caught buying methamphetamine (meth), and Carmen was found on the side of the road dead from meth overdose. Only Danny, Sara, and Matt are alive, and they are all paying for Carmen, Carson, and Mattís life choices.]
© Umm... COPYRIGHT! This play is the sole property of Kara Fullan. The cover for HYPERMETHIFICATION and the play title belong to Katie Higgins.