Arlene was just paroled from prison after killing a cab driver. She
They tol’ me … after I’d out an it was all over … they said after the chaplain got transferred … I didn’t know why he didn’t come no more ‘til after … they said it was three whole nights at first, me screamin’ to God to come git Arlie an’ kill her.
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I jus’ done my work an’ knit … an’ I don’t think about it what happened, ‘cept … (Now losing control.) people here keep callin’ me Arlie an …* (Has trouble saying “Arlie.”)* I didn’t mean to do it, what I done ...
For full extended monologue, please refer to the script edition cited here: Marsha Norman, Getting Out. Dramatists Play Service, pp. 61-62.
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