Crazy Jodie


BUBBIE sits in her room. Enter CLEMMIE, BETH, JERRY, and JODIE.

BETH: Mother, what’s the matter?

BUBBIE: The revolution!

BETH: What revolution?

BUBBIE: Don’t you see the revolution? They’re coming!

BUBBIE shakes.

BETH: Mother, there’s no revolution.

BUBBIE: It’s a revolution! A revolution!

BETH: Mother, please. There is no revolution. Calm down.

BUBBIE: They’re killing!

BUBBIE shakes more. BETH puts a blanket around her.

BETH: Mother, here.

BUBBIE: Hide! They’ll kill you!

BUBBIE cries. BETH sits beside her and puts her arm around her. BUBBIE weeps.

BETH: She’s gone back to her childhood.

BUBBIE: They’re in the streets.

BETH: Who’s in the streets?

BUBBIE: The soldiers.

JODIE: Oh, God, Ma – don’t you think you should call somebody?

BETH: Call who?

JODIE: Somebody. A doctor.

BETH: What can a doctor do about her childhood?

JODIE: Something’s wrong.

BETH: I know that. She’s remembering some horrible things.

JODIE: You want me to call?

BETH: No. I want you to leave.

JODIE: Leave? Like Charlie?

BETH: Go into the kitchen and clean it. You made a mess.

JODIE exits.

JERRY: I’ll help her.

JERRY exits.

BETH: Mother, mother. What is it?

BUBBIE: It’s coming now. The revolution.

BETH: You’ll be okay, Mother. You lived through that. That’s why you’re here.

BUBBIE: The revolution!

BETH: I know. Whose revolution?

BUBBIE: Our revolution. My sister and I – we can’t breath!

BETH: Mother, it’s better now. You’re in a different country.

BUBBIE: We can’t go there. We’re going to be killed.

BETH: Look. I’m your Beth. You’re my mother. You have grandchildren, a great-grandchild, here in America.

BUBBIE: If we can get out, we can go.

BETH: You’re out. You got out.

BUBBIE: You think we can get out?

BETH: I know you can.

BUBBIE: Can you help us?

BETH: We’ll get out together.

4 Replies to “Crazy Jodie”

  1. Sam ,

    I am , Aron Rao (42) , (male) working as a teacher at school in India . I came to see your wonderful play on this web . I am very happy to receive this play .

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    Aron Rao. D.
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  2. Can you please grant me permission to enact this play in my class?And is the play CRAZY JODIE only half?If not can you please suggest me some plays in which there are 6-7 characters

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