#ShareAScene THE STARS ARE OUR ANCESTORS

This is another scene from Stars. This is an early scene, between mother Jenny and daughter Djuna. Please feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts.

scene three

 

(Next morning. DJUNA is having tea at the table, while going over her studies. Using iPad, she is working on her family tree, also using paper and pen, she is making notes. She is also texting on her phone, back and forth with friends.

JENNY enters, sleepy.)

 

jenny

Why aren’t you at school?

 

djuna

It’s late day.

 

jenny

What’re you working on?

 

djuna

Same old thing: my senior project. Mom, I really need you to//consider finding out …

 

jenny

//Don’t start in on me, Djuna. I haven’t even had a cup of tea yet.

 

djuna

Have some then.

 

jenny

I’ve never known you to be so interested in one subject. What’s it for again?

 

djuna

It’s my Senior Project Mom. Research, family tree, portfolio, presentation before a panel of judges, and if I don’t get at least a C, I don’t graduate. That’s why I want you to find out about your birth parents, so I can fill out my family tree.

 

jenny

You can fill it out with adoptive information. You don’t have to have biologicals.

 

djuna

I know I don’t have to. I just want to.

 

jenny

Yes well, that would require a trip to South Korea.

 

djuna

Couldn’t you just write to the adoption agency or South Korea or whatever?

 

jenny

Your Gramma Verge and Grampa Leonard went on an adoption trip with an agency, and they went to a few orphanages in South Korea to pick up babies. It’s more complicated than just writing a letter.

 

djuna

Oh. Could we go on a trip to South Korea with Gramma Verge then? On spring break?

 

jenny

Hurry up and go before your gramma dies, is that it?

 

djuna

That sounds crass.

 

jenny

It is crass. (beat) I’d also have to overcome agoraphobia.

 

djuna

I read that it’s possible.

 

jenny

God, you’re determined.

 

djuna

I don’t see why you couldn’t at least try.

SHE picks up her things and stomps out, leaving the house.

 

jenny

Yeah, you have a nice day too! I don’t see why I can’t at least try to overcome my agoraphobia. Hm. There. I tried. Let’s see, shall I go for a nice long walk outside? No, don’t think I will. Oh well, I tried.

 

 

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