"Thy Will be Done" By Dave Dodge.

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Scene 1: (Rick is sitting center stage, hands out of sight, speaking with god in anguish)


Father I do not understand. I have tried to follow you but I have failed. All I asked was to be like everyone else. Why have you abandoned me?? Father I can't do this anymore.

Our father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name,

Thy will be done..(Raises his right hand in which we now see a gun, places it to his head)



(Blackout)(Loud gunshot rings through audience)

(Lights come up on Julie doing homework as we hear a knock on her door)


Mike what's up? (Mike stand speechless)

Michael what's wrong!! Michael YOUR SCARING ME!!


I should have seen this coming...I should have known


What should you have known?


He ended it...He ended everything. (Julie still not understanding)


Michael just tell me what is going on please...MIKE!!

(Grabbing him) MICHAEL HE WHAT!!! TELL ME!!!


He's gone! He took his father's gun and shot himself!! After all we've been through. I'm responsible for this. This is all my fault. (They embrace)


What will we do now?


Julie has been wonderful to me ever since we started seeing each other about 2 years ago. She means the world to me and I would do anything for her, as I would do for any of my closest friends.(Spotlight on Rick) WHY!! Why did you do this to us? Why couldn't you come and talk to me!! (Back to the audience) I'm not really sure where we really went wrong. We have been friends forever and I know everything about him and it kills me that I didn't see this coming. I would have to...