Stories that appeared in the 2006 Theater On The Lake show.
By Jibri, Lenard, Johneshia, Aayushi, Hearts to Art Summer Camp at Auditorium Theatre
There is an invisible monkey named “I Don’t Know” visiting the land of Cold Wonderland. I Don’t Know doesn’t know his own name! So he went to go look in the dictionary. The dictionary had a list of all the names and his name was in fact I Don’t Know. He felt happy to finally know his real name! At first he didn’t like his name! But he learned to accept it! I Don’t Know told every one of the other monkeys his name! They all laughed at him! So he moved out of there. Back to his home Cent-o-pia. He was happy. The End.
By Yulnia, Angelica, Armond, Dewey School of Excellence
Dad: Family rode trip
Mom: (Hugging dad) thanks hunny
Bonquisha: Yeah yeah yay
Dad: (Whispers to mom) I need to talk to you
Bonquisha: lets go
Mom: yeah lets go
Togeather: (Walk house into car.)
Dad: We’re here
Bonquisha: I’m going to explore
Mom: (surprised) Bonqueequee is dead!!
Dad: The pig ate her
Mom: take the pig
Dad: We’re divorced
Mom: Oh no no
Mom: (to the audience) I went to a camping ground with my husband and my daughter then we ate bean and rice. My daughter is extra adventurous so she went wandering into a pig farm and the pigs ate her. Me and my husband found her dead and we got divorced.
By Jordan, Erie Charter School
Once there was a cow that walked to Mcdonalds and he saw someone eating a burger. The End.
By Loyan, Cathy, London, Fred, Brendon, Luiz, & Konyae, Hearts to Art Summer Camp at Auditorium Theatre
At Jonny’s Super Goods in New York, 3:00AM is Jack who performs as Benny the Bull (the Bull’s Mascot). He’s on vacation and sightseeing. But he forgot his razor so he needed to get a new one at the store. But 20 years ago… when they were teenagers in high school, Johny & Jack were competing for the job of being Benny the Bull. Johny offered $20 Million for Jack to quit and give up and not be Benny. Jack takes the money but breaks his promise and turns and takes the Benny the Bull position for 20 years. Johnny has been plotting revenge. Jack is shopping in the store and the lights go out and Johny appears behind Jack and says “The store is closed! Where’s my $20 million dollars?!” Jack is shocked! He says “Ugg…” Johny challenges Jack to a Fundraising Contest. Whoever raises the most money gets to keep it and the Bull costume. They fundraise for 24 hours. After 1 Day, Johny got the most money. Jack had to give his Benny the Bull costume up and had to become his pedestrian. Jack says to Johny “You will rue this day, I’ll be back!” And he left to go shave his hairy back. The End.
By Matthew, Lucas, Ella, and Brooke, Everett Elementary School
Once there was a brother named Andrew and a sister named Taylor. They did not get along. They moved to a new house and they didn’t know it was a haunted mansion. They’re exploring their new house when Taylor sees the drawer open by itself. “Stop trying to prank me.” Taylor says. Andrew says “I’m not! I thought you were trying to prank me by moving this lamp.” Later that night Taylor and Andrew sneak out to explore the basement of the mansion while their parents were asleep. They found old photos of the people who used to live there. They were scared. Then they found two kids named James and Zach. They were the kids that used to live in the house and didn’t want to move out. They explain that they were the ones haunting them. James and Zach showed them everything. They decided to all live together. The End.
By De’marea, 6th Grade, Dewey School of Excellence
I love ninajs and my lil brother loves them to and so for halloween we was ninjas my ninja cousin was all black so they can’t see so when we pop out there and we will knock on the door then move to the side and they get the door then we pop out and they get scared. We move very quiet then we scare people and jump all the time. And they will run away or try to hit us we was at rockwell and 66th and we saw are friends but my dad didn’t let that happen. So he said we can not scared people no more. The End.
By London B, Millennium Park Summer Residency
There was a girl named Bubblegum. Bubblegum loved to eat bubblegum. One Night Bubblegum didn’t want to brush her teeth but her parents smelled her breath every night. So she had an idea to eat some peppermint flavored bubblegum bc it was the same flavor as her toothpaste. So she at some bubblegum and she went to sleep forgetting to spit it out. So she went to sleep and Bubblegum got everywhere on her bed and worst of all her HAIR. So she woke up and felt the gum inside of her hair and the said “I can’t let me parents find out.” So she put on a bonnet and went downstairs and got some scissors went back to her room and cut the gum out. But her hair was then uneven so she decided to cover it up with a bow and her parents never found out. The End.
By Maya R, Millennium Park Summer Residency
Once upon a time there was a dog named Bentley. He was brown and white. He was taking a nap. He was laying down, all curled up on a blanket. Bentley had a bad dream. In his dream he was lost in a forest and he saw a giant animal; It was a lion! In the dream he ran away as fast as he could. He was a fast runner and would always beat his owners in races. In his dream, he got out of the forest and then he woke up! When he woke up he freaked out. Then he got tired again and went back to bed. The End.
By Katelyn, Millennium Park Summer Residency
Once upon a time there was a boy named Liam Noah. Noah’s life was great. His skin was as smooth as a baby’s bottom. One night Noah got into an argument with his mother about his hygiene. He told his mother that he can’t wait to grow up. As soon as his head hit the pillow he fell into a deep slumber. At 7 am on the dot he woke up for school as usual. Once he woke up he went to the bathroom to when he noticed his face was heavy. When he looked into the mirror with facial hair as long as a giraffe’s neck. Life went on and he never moved out of his mother’s basement and forever lived alone, with his mother. No one wanted him because of his long facial hair and he died alone. The End :)
By Aiden, Millennium Park Summer Residency
Once upon a time there was a boy named John. He was a regular boy until one day he found something crazy- a diamond! But not a regular diamond, it was green. Then, he just went back to his house and fell asleep. The next morning, he tried to get a drink but then it moved and he tried to get the cup but it fell. Then, he had to mop it up but the whole mop froze into pieces. So, since he found out that people have these abilities at Chicago he moved to Chicago. So that he found somebody. They had the power to take any power they wanted. So, they were friends now but wait for chapter 2.
Chapter 2: The Mystery Superpowers
So we all know John, but who is this other guy? His name is Peter, and you already know his powers. They formed a squad their name was… The Awesomesauce Squad. Until that day, they fight crime.
Sold wherever books are sold.The End.