In this lesson, students are writing a dramatic interpretation of a scene from the short story "Lather and Nothing Else." It can be easily adapted to any short story or even a chapter from a novel. Students work collaboratively to select and adapt the scene in a way that is consistent with the original setting and mood of the story. The dialogue and stage directions should be consistent with the character, and the skit should be written in such a way to convey motivation and characterization through the use of sensory details. The skit relies heavily on using the text as a basis for the skit. Lesson includes a sample skit.