|Description||Anita learns her lover Paulie has died|
|Details||Middle of the Play|
A group of homeless people in New York try to retrieve the body of a friend who has recently died to give him a proper burial. In this scene Anita has just learned that her lover Paulie has died.
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|ANITA: "Can I ask you just one thing? Are you sure he's dead? Because so many things could happen around here. I mean, he could have just passed out or something or fallen asleep under something where no one could see him. He could have gotten drunk. Are you absolutely sure? Because sometimes people get confused and think they see one thing but really it's something else. You have to be one hundred percent sure...,The Indian told me the ambulance took him too but I don't trust him. He's always lying. You know what I mean?.... (weeping into her hands) I knew it. It was that cashmere sweater. I let it get to me. I knew it was bad luck but I took it anyway. They were giving it away and I just couldn't leave it there. This sweater belonged to some unhappy person. Happy people don't wear cashmere sweaters but unhappy people, they are either too cold or too hot and instead of going to the doctor they buy a cashmere sweater and when they put it on they start sweating right away and then their sweat goes into the cashmere and their bad luck sticks to it. You can wash it. You can even dry clean it but it won't do any good. The bad luck stays in the sweater no matter what you do. (she drinks the cold coffee and throws the empty cup into the trash basket) If you have to wear a cashmere sweater it's best to get one with shoulder pads in it because that's where the bad luck collects. Then you can just pull out the pads and throw them away. That helps. I did that right away but it just wasn't enough. I felt it when I got it. But now it's too late. (weeps more, and opens her coat to show him). See? This is acryllic. And Acryllic is no problem. You just take it off and shake it off and shake it a couple of times (she demonstrates) and the bad luck disappears. (praying again). What am I going to do?"|