Forever by Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero

7079 Words Aug 22nd, 2012 29 Pages
FOREVER
Wilfrido Maria Guerrero CHARACTERS: Maria Teresa Ernesto Ernesting Consuelo Oscar

THE ACTION TAKES PLACE IN MANILA. TIME: NINE IN THE EVENING

SCENE: The living room of MARIA TERESAÔÇÖs house. At the rear center, a curtain door, leading out to the corridor. Against the corridor wall is a table and a large vase with flowers.

The left of the corridor leads to CONSUELOÔÇÖs bedroom, the right to the main entrance. At the left, a door leading to MARIA TERESAÔÇÖs bedroom. At the right, a high open balcony covered with hanging plants. At front left, a sofa, two chairs and floor lamp. A small rug beside the sofa. At front right, a table, lamp and a chair. As the curtain rises, the stage is dark. The only light is the soft moonlight
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(ConsueloÔÇÖs eyes blaze with fury.)
Consuelo:

(hoarsely) you havenÔÇÖt changed ÔÇô you havenÔÇÖt changed at all. As usual you are still callous and selfish. From childhood you were this way. How well I remember when father and mother were still alive ÔÇô how they used to grant you all your whims and all your desires. You never thought of anyone but yourself. And when ÔÇô when you left Maria Teresa eight years ago, I wasnÔÇÖt surprised. No, not at all. I knew you were behaving true to type, true to your self-centered nature.

(Smiling indifferently, Ernesto walks to the balcony.)
Ernesto:

(Turning)

and are you through, my dear sister? What a splendid sermon. It seems to me IÔÇÖve heard all this before. Consuelo: you havenÔÇÖt changed.

(Hurt and helpless, Consuelo sits down and covering her face, breaks into sobs. Noticing it, Ernesto goes to her and pats her shoulder gently.)
Ernesto: I am sorry, Consuelo. You put all the blame on me, without knowing all the facts. Please believe me. Consuelo: you shouldnÔÇÖt have come. HavenÔÇÖt you made us all suffer enough? Ernesto: Us? Consuelo: Maria Teresa, Ernesting, myself ÔÇô Ernesto: donÔÇÖt you think that I also might be capable of suffering? Consuelo: if you are, youÔÇÖve never shown it. Ernesto: can anybody afford to bare his heart all the time?

(Brother and Sister stare at each other silently. Consuelo stands up.)

SCENE II:
Consuelo: Ernesto, wonÔÇÖt you please…

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