Scene Detail

"but he's Captain Von Trapp and you're just a nun and now you have pee on a stick and you've got no one to talk to but drunks and talking handbags and it can all be a bit much sometimes, don't you think?"

From: Touched By A Handbag (or Highway To Handbag)
Gender Age Character Name
Female 20s Young EDWINA
 
Setup:
Ah, the perils of community theater! Young Edwina is coming down off the buzz off a whirlwind affair with one of her fellow castmates in a production of "The Sound of Music" (he was Captain Von Trapp, she was one of the chorus of nuns).

With a pregnancy test in her talking purse (yes, talking purse - see the "Touched By A Handbag" scene under the quote "The doctor told you not to anthropomorphize")...

With a pregnancy test in her talking purse, Edwina has gone out to a club to try and forget her troubles for a while, but in the presence of an oddly comforting drunken bar fly, her worries all come tumbling out. (More of the scene containing this speech is accessible under the quote "He's probably quite charming when he's sober.")

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Monologue

copyright 2005 Matthew A. Everett and Anne Bertram


EDWINA

It's just - when you don't think you're pretty and nobody thinks you're pretty and then somebody thinks you're pretty and they make you believe it and suddenly you feel pretty and even sexy and then things start to happen but then the show's coming to an end and you both start to feel weird and then you realize you should have had your period about a week ago but you can't tell him because he just said you were pretty and you believed him and things happen but he's Captain Von Trapp and you're just a nun and now you have pee on a stick and you've got no one to talk to but drunks and talking handbags and it can all be a bit much sometimes, don't you think?




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