HSM- Side #6 Ms. Darbus/Coach Bolton

Side #6 Ms. Darbus/Coach Bolton

COACH BOLTON

Where’s my team, Darbus?! And what the heck are they doing here?!?

(The STUDENTS are frozen by COACH BOLTON’s anger.)

DARBUS

I run my detention my way; you can run yours your way.

COACH BOLTON

(points to TROY and CHAD)
You two, into the gym, right now.

(TROY and CHAD run out.)

DARBUS

(to STUDENTS)
Detention is over for today. I expect to see some of you tomorrow afternoon at the auditions. Please remember to be on time. Scoot, now. You’ve all done wonderfully!

(The STUDENTS pull their phones from the bucket and exit. SHARPAY lags behind to eavesdrop.)

COACH BOLTON

(to MS. DARBUS)
I need my star players in practice, not detention!

DARBUS

Why should athletes get preferential treatment?

COACH BOLTON

I’m trying to teach these kids about having a goal, about teamwork, something they can use as adults.

DARBUS

Which is precisely what I am trying to do.

COACH BOLTON

How, by making them scream at the top of their lungs?!?

DARBUS

Philistine!

COACH BOLTON

Crack pot!

(MS. DARBUS bangs her gong. COACH BOLTON blows his whistle. They exit in opposite directions.)