Guilty (by Joel Kaye)

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GUILTY by Joel Kaye

 

HERMAN AND GERTRUD STAND EITHER SIDE OF THE STAGE, EACH HOLDING A GLASS

 

  • HERMAN            Oh, look! There she is.
  • GERTRUD           Oh, it’s him.
  •  HERMAN            Always the guilty look.
  •  GERTRUD           I shouldn’t have looked at him.
  •  HERMAN            Because she knows it is forbidden.
  •  GERTRUD           Oh, well. A non-committal smile.

 GERTRUD SMILES AT HERMAN

  •  HERMAN            With that look she’s trying to pretend it’s nothing.
  •  GERTRUD           He’ll come over, and what will I say?
  •  HERMAN            One day I may say what’s on both our minds.
  •  GERTRUD           If only I hadn’t encouraged him previously.
  •  HERMAN            I don’t suppose she’d ever dare.
  •  GERTRUD           Then I wouldn’t be feeling like this now.
  •  HERMAN            She daren’t say, but the look says it all.
  •  GERTRUD           I feel hot.
  •  HERMAN            I’ll be delicate. There are other people around. I’ll say, You look a little warm. Shall we step outside?
  •  GERTRUD           It’s so difficult in this room, with everyone else here.
  •  HERMAN            Then we could both give way to the passionate, unspoken desire that burns between us. At last!
  •  GERTRUD           But I must tell him what a bloody bore he is, going on and on about nothing every time we meet.

 HERMAN WALKS OVER TO GERTRUD

  •  HERMAN            I know you have something to say to me.
  •  GERTRUD           Oh yes! At last.

 

 

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