Bare: A Pop Opera

Pilgrim's Hands

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Jason
How's living with lucas?

Peter
It's fine

Jason
Peter, we graduate on sunday
Are you really never going to speak to me again?
I miss you...

Sister chantelle
Ok, let's run pilgrims' hands

Kyra
Ivy's not here, sister chantelle

Sister chantelle
Again?! wonderful...
Who's juliet's understudy?

Diane
I am!

Sister chantelle
Alright diane...
Jason...

Jason
If i profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To soothe that rough touch with a tender kiss

Diane
Good pilgrim...
Good pilgrim...
Wait! i know it, i swear! good pilgrim

Peter
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much
Which mannerly devotion shows in this
For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch
And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss

Sister chantelle
Zach, in shakespeare's time boys played all the parts
So i'll thank you to keep your ignorance as hidden as possible
My suggestion would be to stop breathing
Jason...

Jason
Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?

Peter
Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer

Jason
O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do
They pray, grant thou...lest...lest...

Peter
...lest faith turn to despair

Sister chantelle
Well done, peter. ivy, nice of you to join us, but we're finished
(?)
This room will be left open if you want to get together one more time
This room will be left open, if you decide you want to get together one more time.
As for me, i'm going to do a little pontius pilate, and wash my hands of it all

Rory
Guys, we really need to run this. let's meet here tonight at seven o'clock

Tanya
All of us...and don't be late

Ivy
I need to talk to you...do you not get messages?

Jason
Do you not get messages?
Fine...what is it?

Ivy
Not here, come back to my room

Jason
I can't, i have to finish my speech
Look, you're coming to rehearsal tonight, right?
I can't do this scene without you

Ivy
It looks like you can

Jason
I'll meet you before practice

Ivy
I'll come by your room

Jason
Fine

Peter
I forgot this

Sister chantelle
But you remembered all of juliet's lines

Peter
I help jason rehearse
I should go...

Sister chantelle
Sit down, we're gonna talk about what's bothering you
Because this production has got to be honest
Sister chantelle don't direct diner theater

Peter
You wouldn't understand

Sister chantelle
Peter, honey, i think i've been around enough (...) loud pride and clear.
Sit down.

Peter
I don't know what god wants from me.