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Indigo Writes a Play

lndigo was very excited when she dropped in to visit Canary Yellow. "l’ve written a wonderful play and l want all the Color Kids to be in it. Especially you," lndigo added happily.

"Wonderful!" exclaimed Canary Yellow, who was always enthusiastic about everything. "l hope I can learn my part on time."

"Oh, you won’t be saying much," said indigo. "Since I’ve had so much acting experience, I’ll be doing most of the talking. See you at rehearsal."

Indigo spent the rest of the afternoon going around telling all the Color Kids about the play. None of them seemed very excited. In fact, when the time came for the rehearsal no one but Indigo showed up! Poor Indigo. She couldn’t undertand why everyone had let her down. Fortunately, Rainbow Brite had heard about lndigo’s play. She came to try and straighten things out just as Indigo was thinking about giving up acting forever.

"l just don’t understand it," cried indigo. "I worked so hard writing this play and now nobody wants to be in it."

"Maybe you need just a little help in rewriting your play." said Rainbow Brite. "I’ll be glad to do what I can."

Rainbow Brite and Indigo worked hard rewriting so that everyone had important parts to play. The next day when Indigo
presented the new improved version to the Color Kids, they were all enthusiastic. This time when rehearsals began, everyone showed up on time and did their best to make the play a success.

On opening night, when the Color Kids peeked through the curtains they saw Rainbow Brite, Starlite, Twink and all the sprites in the audience. Indigo’s sprite, Hammy, was especially anxious for the play to begin. Canary Yellow gave a very good performance. She played the part of a young girl who was struggling to become a dancer. Red Butler gave all his energies to the part of a timid boy who became a hero. And Patty O’Green played her role perfectly, without even one practical joke! But the big surprise of the evening was Indigo. Her part had been cut to only a few lines. But she spoke them with so much feeling that she captured everyone’s attention whenever she was on stage. When the final curtain came down, the audience applauded happily for each of the performers. But Indigo received the most applause of all. All the sprites, especially Hammy, clapped and whistled and jumped up and down.

"Speech! Give us a speech," shouted Starlite. All the Color Kids were applauding her, too.

"I just want to thank you all," said Indigo. "And a special thanks to Rainbow Brite because she taught me that you don‘t
need all the lines to have a good part. If you really love to act - and I do - even a small part can be exciting and challenging. It’s the most fun of all to share the spotlight with friends."

Then the applause began again and Red Butler brought Indigo a big bouquet of his special red roses. "Here’s to Indigo," he said. "Our favorite little actress who proved tonight that she knows how to be a really big star!"



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