West Side Story

All right, boys and girls! Attention, pl

Glad Hand

West Side Story

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Age Range
Time & Place
high school gym
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Glad Hand is a meek school principal trying to negotiate between two warring gangs, the Jets and

Monologue Text

All right, boys and girls! Attention, please! Attention! Thank you. It sure is fine turnout tonight. We want to make friends here, so we're going to have a few get-together dances. You form two circles: boys on the outside and girls on the inside.

All right. Now when the music stops, each boy dances with whichever girl is opposite. O.K.? O.K. Two circles, kids. Well, it won't hurt you to try.

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