Written by Joe Janes
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As many colonists as possible
(Lights up on Sam Adams addressing an angry mob of colonists.)
This meeting can do nothing further to save the country. Fellow colonists, the British Parliament has imposed upon us a tax on our tea. (Angry mob uproar) A tax imposed upon us without a single American representing us. (Angry mob response)
But, the Tea Act of 1773 actually reduces the cost of legally imported tea. It will save us money.
Uh… No taxation without representation! (The mob joins him in chanting) No taxation without representation! No taxation without representation!
(The angry mob starts to storm off.)
Wait! Where’s everyone going?
We’re going to the ships to dump all the tea in the harbor.
You’re damaging someone else’s property. That’s vandalism. It’s thievery. Not to mention how you’ll also be poisoning the fish in the water. Have you no conscience? You’ll be committing a horrible crime.
(An awkward pause as Sam and the colonists look ashamed.)
We’ll blame it on Indians!
(The mob cheers as they storm off. Blackout.)