THE AMISH PROJECT – Monologue (Velda)

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A monologue from the play by Jessica Dickey

VELDA (ten-twelve)

Velda, an Amish girl is telling the audience about her dreams and fantasies.

Soon will be Anna’s Rumspringa. That’s when she has to decide whether or not to join the Church. Some don’t, but most do, and If they don’t, we don’t speak to them.

During Anna’s Rumspringa She’s allowed to wear makeup and say cuss words and kiss boys. And she can’t get in trouble for it. I ask Anna everyday if she’ll go far away for Rumspringa and she says she won’t, but I’m not sure.

For my Rumspringa I’m going to go to the beach because I’m going to wear a bathing suit. A red one with flowers on it. It will show my breasts a little but not too much. And a boy will fall in love with me and I’ll let him kiss me.

And eventually, like after a month, the boy will ask me to marry him, and I’ll say, “I can’t marry you because you’re not Amish.” And he’ll say, “Oh please please please!” and I’ll say “No no no.”

And he’ll say “Oh please please please!” and I’ll say “OK, but you have to become Amish,” and he’ll say “OK.” So then I’ll bring him home to meet my family and my friends and he’ll play with my brothers and he’ll meet Anna (but he won’t talk to her that much), and then he’ll become Amish.

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