Monster who likes to eat people, especially on Chinese New Year’s Eve （ ）
Old lady A whose husband and children were eaten by the monster ( )
Old lady B who comes to help old lady A to fight with the monster （ ）
Neighbors C （ ）
Neighbors D （ ）
Neighbors E （ ）
SETTING: C、D、E and old lady A are in the village.
AT RISE: C、D、E are talking to one another.
C: Tomorrow is Chinese New Year’s Eve.
D: Oh, my god！ It’s Chinese New Year’s Eve again.
E: We must run away today or we will be eaten by the terrible monster.
C: Yes, I remember it comes to the village every year.
D： And eat all the people.
E: That’s terrible！Old lady A’s husband and children were eaten by the monster last year.
C: Oh, that poor lady who lost her family. She must be very sad.
D: We must tell her to run away with us.
E: Yes, don’t let the tragedy happen again.
CDE: (Run to the old lady A’s home) Old lady, Old lady, you must run away with us now.
C: Yes, take your baggage and go with us.
D: Hurry up, we have no time to waste.
A: No, I want to stay here.
A: I want to fight with the monster！It killed my family. I need to take revenge on it.
C: No, No, No, it’s not safe.
D: You won’t win by yourself！
E: And you will be eaten, too.
CDE: You must go with us！！
A: I’m too old, and I don’t want to keep living without my family. I must kill it before I die.
CDE: You are a crazy woman. Just suit yourself. (C, D, E run away)
SETTING: old lady B is at Old lady A’s home
AT RISE: Old lady A is cooking dumplings. Old lady B is knocking at the door.
B: Anyone home？
A: (Opens the door) What are you doing here？You must run away with the other neighbors or you will be eaten by the monster.
B: I’m too hungry to run. Can you please give me something to eat？
A: All right, all right.
B: (Eating dumplings) Why don’t you run away like everyone else？
A: I want to kill the monster because it ate my husband and children.
B: But it is too difficult.
A: I don’t care.
B: Do you have any method to deal with it？
A: Um, I don’t know.
B: In order to thank you for giving me this food, I can teach you how to kill the monster.
B: Well, I know the monster is afraid of the color red and loud noise. So we can stick some red papers on the door and make loud noise to frighten it away.
A: So what are we waiting for？Let’s do it now.
B: You are right！It’s getting darker and darker outside.
SETTNG: Outside A’s home.
AT RISE: The monster shows up in front of A’s home.
Monster: Ha！Ha！Ha！After one year of sleeping, I’m very hungry now. It’s time for me to eat a lot of people. Ha！Ha！Ha！It’s too bad that everybody runs away. Oh, there is a light in that house, there must be people in it. (Knocking on the door.) Anybody home？ I won’t hurt you, just open the door. (When it sees the red paper on the door.) Oh, my god, it’s the color red, I’m afraid of it. Stay away from me.
AB: (Opens the door, and they are wearing red clothes) You bad monster. Now it’s your turn to feel afraid. (They beat drums and strike gongs.)
Monster: Oh, my god~ I can’t take it anymore. Please forgive me.
A: You ate all my family. How can I forgive you？
Monster: I’m sorry. I will do anything you say if you only let me go.
B: I think the monster feels very sorry now.
Monster: Yes, Yes, I ‘m so sorry.
A: Well, if you go away and never come back, I will forgive you.
B: Yes, and never eat people anymore.
Monster: Ok, I promise you I will never eat people and never come here again. (They stop beating drums and striking gongs. The monster runs away and never comes back anymore.)
SETTING: In the village.
AT RISE: A、B、C、D、E are talking.
C: How did you do it？
A: B told me the monster is afraid of the color red and loud noises.
D: Wow！How do you know this？(To B)
B: Actually, I’m a fairy. I’m here to help you fight the monster.
E: Oh, thank you. You really did us a big favor.
B: You're welcome. Now you don’t have to be afraid of this monster anymore. (Everyone is happy and clapping their hands.)