Robots Class Play
By Sue Russell
When is a human not a human? When is a robot not a robot? Our unsuspecting Narrator is just about to find out the hard way! As are those androids - when having a sense of humour is not enough!
Cast size: 30 (easily adjustable up or down)
Duration: around 20 minutes (depending on amount of music used)
Group III: (Together) How did you guess?
Narrator: Oh, when you’ve been around children as long as I have, you come to know them pretty well.
Child 7: But they’re human aren’t they?
Narrator: Hmm. Now, there’s a question!
Child 8: But, they laugh and cry, don’t they?
Child 9: Weren’t we convincing enough?
Child 10: We laughed at all the jokes
Child 11: We even laughed in all the right places!
Child 12: We cried during that soppy song
Child 13: Real tears!
Child 14: We showed all the emotions you humans go on about!
Child 15: So where did we go wrong?
Child 1: I think we can answer that.
Child 2: No human child, with half a brain, would find those particular jokes funny!
Child 3: Truly lame is what they were!
Child 4: No human child would ever cry at that kind of music!
Child 5: It was not our thing at all! All we wanted to do was block it out!