These Times

‘You Can’t Prove I Did Anything Wrong!’


August 24, 2023

A one-scene play

It’s late afternoon in a principal’s office at an expensive private middle school. In attendance are the principal, an 11-year-old boy, and the boy’s mother and father. The boy faces possible expulsion for several alleged offenses.

PRINCIPAL: Let’s get to it, shall we? We’re all here to figure out what will be most helpful …

SON: I didn’t do it! Whatever they say I did, I didn’t do it. They’re liars. You can’t prove I did anything wrong!

MOTHER (patting her son’s knee): Now, now. I’m sure you didn’t, but let’s hear...

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