West Side Story

If I don't put down the roughhouse, I ge...

Detective Schrank

West Side Story

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Basics


Character
Gender
Male
Age Range
Adult
Style
Dramatic
Play Setting
Doc's shop
Length
Short
Time Period
Contemporary
Show Type
Musical

Monologue Context

The Jets and Sharks just had a skirmish at the school dance. Shrank suspects that they have planned ...



Monologue Text

If I don't put down the roughhouse, I get put down -on a traffic corner. Your friends don't like traffic corners. So you buddy boys are gonna play ball with me. I gotta put up with them and so do you. You're gonna make nice with them PRs from now on. Because otherwise I'm gonna beat the crap outa every one of ya and then run ya in.