Arlene, recently paroled from prison, moved into the one-bedroom
Ruby: (Off banging on door, yelling.) Candy, I gotta have my five dollars back.
Arlene: Candy ain’t here!
Ruby: It’s Ruby, upstairs. She’s got five dollars I loaned her … Arlie? That Arlie? Candy told me her sister be …
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Arlene: (Laughing.) Be funny seein’ all that stuff flyin’ outta the kitchen.
Ruby: Hey Arlene! (Gives her a friendly pat.) You had your lunch yet?
Arlene: (Pulling away immediately.) I ain’t hungry.
For full extended scene, please refer to the script edition cited here: Marsha Norman, Getting Out. Dramatists Play Service, pp. 46-49.
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