My sister, Veronica, and I did this doub

Velma Kelly


See more monologues from Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander


Age Range
Act One, Scene Three
Time & Place
In jail
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Velma and some of the other female prisoners tell why they are in jail, and more

Monologue Text

My sister, Veronica, and I did this double act and my husband, Charlie, traveled around with us. Now for the last number in our act, we did these 20 acrobatic tricks in a row, one, two, three, four, five...splits, spread eagles, flip flops, back flips, one right after the other. Well, this one night we were in Cicero, the three of us, sittin' up in a hotel room, boozin' and havin' a few laughs and we ran out of ice, so I went out to get some. I come back, open the door and there's Veronica and Charlie doing Number Seventeen--the spread eagle. Well, I was in such a state of shock, I completely blacked out. I can't remember a thing. It wasn't until later, when I was washing the blood off my hands I even knew they were dead.

Ebb, Fred and Fosse, Bob. Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville, Samuel French, 1976, p 21.

Video Examples

Half-Price Ticket Hot Sellers