Guys and Dolls

Brothers and sisters, resist the Devil a

Sarah Brown

Guys and Dolls

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Age Range
Act One, Scene One
Time & Place
The streets of Broadway
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Sarah is standing on a street corner hopelessly preaching to the sinful gamblers

Monologue Text

Brothers and sisters, resist the Devil and he will flee from you. That is what the Bible tells us. And that is why I am standing here, in the Devil's own city, on the Devil's own street, prepared to do battle with the forces of evil. Hear me, you gamblers! With your dice, your cards, your horses! Pause and think before it is too late! You are in great danger! I am not speaking of the prison and the gallows, but of the greater punishment that awaits you! Repent before it is too late!

Just around the corner is out little mission where you are always welcome to seek refuge from this jungle of sin. Come here and talk to me. Do not think of me as Sergeant Sarah Brown, but as Sarah Brown, your sister. Join me, Brothers and Sisters, in resisting the Devil, and we can put him to flight forever.

Swerling, Jo, and Burrows, Abe. Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway, Music Theater International, 1951, pp 8-9.

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