Sunday, March 11, 2012

Playwright Portrait, Heidi Schreck, Excerpt from Creature


The Playwright and Actress Heidi Schreck, 2009

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Creature


MARGERY:
The devil has started visiting me again.

JULIANA:

It’s his duty to be persistent.
MARGERY:
And I am almost constantly troubled with horrible temptations of flesh.

JULIANA:

Oh well. Temptations of flesh. Why do you think I lock myself in here?

MARGERY:

. . .

JULIANA:

This window looks into the church. This window here is where I give my confessions. And do you see this third window? This is the window that looks out onto the world. This third window tortures me. It's a constant daily effort to love this window as little as I can. Sometimes a creature will be mad enough to put its soft little hand out toward the window and you can’t imagine how difficult it is some days not to grab it and kiss it. [beat] What happened to your head?

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