Narrator : Once upon a time, in a place deep inside the forest, there were a green giant named Buto Ijo and a sacred hermit. They were best friends since toddlers. One day, the hermit came to the grotto to see his best friend.
Hermit : Is anyone inside? [Walks inside the grotto]
Buto Ijo : I’m here.
Hermit : There you are my best friend, what are you doing?
Buto Ijo : Eating. Isn’t it obvious?
Hermit : Oh… I see. What are you eating?
Buto Ijo : [No response, just continue eating]
Hermit : You’re so annoying! Can I have some?
Buto Ijo : [Turns his body away, not willing to share his foods with the hermit]
Hermit : [Angry] As usual, you never share me your foods though I always shared mine to you! You stingy giant! I loathe you!
Buto Ijo : As if I care! [Continue eating]
Hermit : Someday your greed will get its return! Don’t regret it! I’m leaving! [Gets out of the grotto with anger]
Narrator : One day, there was pleasant couple. They lived in a village near the forest. They lived happily. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any children yet. Everyday they prayed to God for a child.
Mother : Oh God… please give us a child. I promise I will always protect my child. Please answer our prayer. Thank you God.
Narrator : The green giant, Buto Ijo, coincidentally passed by the couple’s house. He heard what they were praying for.
Buto Ijo : Whoa…ha…ha…ha! I heard that!
Mother : [gasps] Oh my God! W-Who are you?
Buto Ijo : I’m Buto Ijo.
Father : [comes toward his wife] What’s with the noise? Who is that, honey?
Mother : Oh my husband, Buto Ijo is in front of our house. I’m scared. He will kill both of us!
Buto Ijo : Whoa…ha…ha…ha… I’m not going to kill you. But I will fulfill your request to have a child.
Father : You are just joking, aren’t you?
Buto Ijo : No…No… I’m serious, yes, I’m really serious. If you don’t believe me it doesn’t matter.
Mother : All right… All right. My husband, let’s see what he can do to help us.
Buto Ijo : [Gives the seeds] Look, here are some cucumber seeds. Plant these seeds, then you’ll get a daughter.
Father : Do you mean it? It’s so easy.
Buto Ijo : Yes, I mean it. But remember, on her seventeenth birthday, I’ll come back to take the girl.
Mother : Oh, husband… please I want a child! Let’s try his offer!
Father : But… Oh well, if you insist, I’ll take his offer.
Mother : [Bows down] Oh, thank you, husband! Thank you a lot, Buto Ijo!
Buto Ijo : Whoa…ha…ha…ha. See you again seventeen years from now, humans. And remember your promise. [Go away]
Narrator : The next day, the couple planted the seeds. Months later, a golden cucumber grew in the yard. The cucumber was getting bigger and bigger each day.
Mother : Look! Look! The cucumber grew very big! It’s so fantastic!
Father : Yeah, you right. What a very big one.
Mother : It’s ripe already. Does it work? How can this big thing give us a daughter?
Father : I don’t know. Don’t ask me.
Mother : I think it’s time for us to open it up. I wonder what makes it’s so big. Don’t you think so?
Father : Yes. Let’s cut it into two.
Narrator :Carefully, they cut the cucumber into two. To their surprise, they found a beautiful baby girl inside the cucumber. How joyful they were.
Mother : [gasps] Oh my goodness! There is a baby girl inside this cucumber! Is it for real? Or am I dreaming?
Father : Yes it is. You want me to pinch you to prove it?
Mother : Err… No thanks. [Holds the baby out] This baby is so cute! God, thank you so much! Thank you so much!
Father : What will we name her?
Mother : I think I will name her Timun Mas, husband. Because she came from the cucumber and she is cute. That name really suits her, isn’t it?
Father : I agree with you.
Narrator : Years passed by and Timun Mas grew into a lovely girl. Her parents were very proud of her but their hearts hurt so badly when they remembered their promise to Buto Ijo. The couple then remembered that there was a sacred hermit living inside the forest. So they went there for the help.
Mother : [Knocking the door] Excuse us.
Hermit : [Comes toward the door and opens it] May I ask who you both are?
Mother : My name is Sarni. This is my husband. We both are farmers living in the village near the forest.
Hermit : What do you want from me?
Father : We need your help.
Hermit : Okay, please come in. Tell me the whole story.
Narrator : The couple told the hermit about their wish and how Buto Ijo fulfilled it. And also the promise they made with the Giant. The hermit listened to them carefully as him nodded for the umpteenth time, until the couple finished their story.
Hermit : As expected, Buto Ijo did horrible thing as he wished. His greed explained everything. We need to do something.
Mother : Please, good Hermit, help us. Don’t let Buto Ijo take one dearest daughter. She’s been with us for seventeenth years.
Father : My wife is right, good hermit. What shall we do?
Hermit : Please be still and stop crying. Look, here is the bundle. There are four things and messages inside. They will help Timun Mas run away from the giant.
Father : [Takes the bundle] Are you sure they will work?
Hermit : Believe me, it will. Buto Ijo must be punished for his action.
Mother : Thank you very much, good hermit!
Narrator : It so happened that one day on Timun Mas’s seventeenth birthday, Buto Ijo came for the couple’s promise.
Buto Ijo : Whoa…ha…ha... Hey, peasant, where is your lovely daughter? I come here to pick her up. Remember the promise you said to me!
Father : Please be patient, Buto Ijo. Timun Mas, my daughter, is playing in the field.
Buto Ijo : What a shit! I know you’re lying! But never mind, I’ll find her by myself! [Turns away to find Timun Mas]
Father : I’m glad he’s gone. Timun Mas, come here, child.
TimunMas : Yes, daddy, I’m coming. Who’s that?
Mother : He is Buto Ijo, the green giant. For some reason, he’s looking for you. I’m sure he’ll come back here soon.
TimunMas : Oh my God, what’ll he do to me?
Father : Listen to me, Timun Mas, all you have to do is run away from him. [Gives the bundle to Timun Mas] Take this bundle with you. It contains chili seeds, salt, cucumber seeds, and shrimp paste.
TimunMas: What should I do with these?
Father : Throw each of them when the giant gets closer to you. These will help you get away from the giant.
TimunMas : What about you, mom and dad?
Mother : Don’t worry about us. Oh my God, the giant is coming! Now, run, Timun Mas! Run as fast as you can! Please be careful!
TimunMas : Thank you, mom and dad! You too please take care of yourselves! [Runs away]
Narrator : After that, the giant chased Timun Mas and he was getting closer and closer. Timun Mas then took a handful of salt from the bundle. She spread out the salt and magically a wide sea appeared between them.
TimunMas : Take that you evil giant!
Buto Ijo : [Smirks] Ho…ho…ho. You think you can run away from me! No way in hell! Whoa…ha…ha…ha. C’mon I’ll get you! [Swims through the sea]
TimunMas : Oh my God! How did he do that?? I don’t know he can swim!
Buto Ijo : Wait for me, you little girl!
TimunMas : Oh no! He’s getting closer to me. There’s no other choice! Take this, giant!
Narrator : And then she took the chili seeds and threw them at the giant. Suddenly the seeds grew into some trees and trapped him. The next thing he knew, the trees grew some thorns as sharp as a knife.
Buto Ijo : Ouch…Ouch! How the hell these trees grew into thorns?? It hurts badly!
TimunMas : Take that one too, evil creature!
Buto Ijo : So, you want to play with me huh? You’ll regret it when you lose!
TimunMas : Oh no! He is still chasing me! I must run faster!
Narrator : Once again, the giant almost caught Timun Mas. So, Timun Mas took the cucumber seeds and threw them onto the ground.
Buto Ijo : What now? What’s this? Cucumbers are everywhere! They look delicious! I guess it’s better for me to have appetizers first.
TimunMas : Hosh…Hosh…Oh I’m out of breath. But the giant was eating the cucumbers. This is my chance to run away!
Buto Ijo : [Yawns] Whoaaah…I’m very sleppy. I want to sleep first. After that I’ll find Timun Mas. Wait for me girl, I’ll come and make you my dinner tonight!
Narrator : Timun Mas kept on running as fast as she could. But soon she was very tired herself. And things were getting worse as the giant had woken up.
Buto Ijo : Whoaaah…I’m fresh again! Hey, Timun Mas, you can’t run away from me. I’ll get you! Hohoho…
TimunMas : Oh, God, he has woken up! What shall I do, God? Please help me!
Buto Ijo : So, you want to play hide and seek, don’t you? Where are you? C’mon, c’mon little girl… come to your papa!
TimunMas : God! Please help me!!
Buto Ijo : There you are, little girl! One more step and I’ll catch you!
TimusMas : This is my last hope! [Throws something] Take that, Buto Ijo!
Narrator : Desperately she then threw her last weapon, the shrimp paste. Magically, the paste turned into a big swamp.
Buto Ijo : Oh, no, what’s this? It’s so sticky and smells fishy! Timun Mas…! I swear I will swallow you as soon as I catch you!
Narrator : The giant fell into the swamp but his hands almost reached Timun Mas. Suddenly the swamp pulled him to the bottom and his hands lost her.
TimunMas : Finally I’m free!
Buto Ijo : Oh, no… help! Help me! Someone help me!
TimunMas : No one will help you, giant, because you’re a bad person.
Buto Ijo : Please help me…!! I swear I won’t do something bad again! Promise me!
Hermit : [comes out of the blue] Are you sure about your words?
Buto Ijo : Arggh… Hermit! Finally you come! Please help me!
TimunMas : [shocks] Who are you?
Hermit : [Turns his face to Timun Mas] Ah, am I scared you? Let me introduce myself. I am a hermit. So just call me hermit. You don’t need to know my real name. And this giant is my best friend.
Buto Ijo : Yes, I am his best friend! Please get me out of here!
Hermit : [Turns back to Buto Ijo] I will help you out if you promise you won’t do bad things again and stop being a greedy person.
Buto Ijo : Yes, I promise! I promise I will be a good person! You can count on me!
Narrator : Finally, the good hermit helped Buto Ijo, his best friend. As soon as the giant got out of the swamp, it was disappear. Then the giant apologized to Timun Mas as well as to the hermit. Fortunately they both forgave him. From then on, Buto Ijo lived as a good giant and always helped the peasants with their fields. As for Timun Mas, she lived happily with her parents with no fear anymore.
1. Buto Ijo (Imam) : Pakaian serba hijau (baju dan celana, kalau ada topi atau kain berwarna hijau untuk menutup kepala), lalu bantal (atau apapun) yang bisa digunakan untuk menyumpal perut (biar kelihatan gendut).
2. Timun Mas (Dinny): Selendang sebagai bawahannya, sedangkan atasannya boleh apa aja.
3. Hermit (Dini): Pakaian sopan. (Namanya juga pertapa suci)
4. Mother (Fanfan): Sama kayak Timun Mas.
5. Father (Thomas): Hmm, bukannya udah dikasih tahu ya father harus pakai baju apa. Yah, baju-baju jaman dulu yang agak lusuh maybe? (sebenarnya saya nggak punya ide bajunya seperti apa, sama halnya dengan baju untuk karakter lain)
6. Narrator (Ican): Pakaian biasa aja kayaknya.
7. Boneka bayi. Buat yang punya tolong dibawa.
8. Ada yang punya ide buat cucumber besar di act 3?
9. Lalu kantung kecil buat bundle tempat menyimpan ketiga senjata yang dipakai Timun Mas buat kabur dari Buto Ijo. Please seseorang bawa itu.
10. Apa lagi ya? Kayaknya nggak ada.
Hapalkan naskah-nya ya! Supaya kita dapet nilai yang bagus. Maaf kalau naskahnya jadi agak panjang. I was doing my best when making it. Maaf buat kata-kata kasar yang ada di naskah ini. Karena nggak ada waktu buat latihan, maka hapalkan dialog karakter masing-masing supaya dramanya berjalan dengan lancar *amiin* Jangan lupa bawa properties-nya, okay?