Over The Tavern Monologue
|Over The Tavern by Tom Dudzick|
(Rushes in, kneels and does the Sign of the Cross.) Jesus, I hate him. I hate him! I know I'll go to hell for saying that, but I can't help it! I do! You could do something to help us, why don't you? Couldn't we have Robert Young for just one day? ...Jesus, I never hear from you. I pray every night for things to get better. If you could just let me know you're listening. A sign. Nothing big, just something so I'll know your listening. Uhhh, here, I'll watch that candle.
(Looks somewhere off in the distance) If you make it light up, I'll know everything's going to be okay. You ready? Okay, go. (Rudy watches intently for a while. Nothing happens) The one on the end there. On the Left. (Again, nothing happens) Okay, I'll close my eyes.
(Puts his hands over his eyes. After a a while, peeks through) Okay, you probably want to give me a better sign. Like when the angel appeared to Mary. Okay, so I'll wait. I'll wait till tomorrow morning. We had a deal, Jesus. I said I'd be a soldier for you. Please Jesus. If you don't... I dunno. I guess I'll just have some thinking to do.