Theresa…from The Crackwalker
Modern – Women
By Judith Thompson (The Other Side of the Dark: Playwrights Canada Press,19-20)
Shut up, mouth, I not goin back there no more, no way, I’m goin back to Sandy’s! (to audience) You know what she done to me? She make me go livin with her up on Division near Chung Wah’s, cause she say I come from God, eh, then she go lookin in my room every night see if I got guys in there cause Bonnie Cain told her I was suckin off queers down the Lido for five bucks; I wasn’t doin it anyways Bonnie Cain was doin it I was just watchin. So last night, eh, I’m up there with a friend of mine, Danny, he a taxi driver–we’re just talkin, eh, we weren’t doin nothin, and so she come up and knock on the door and she say, ‘Trese I know you got someone in there and I go “No Mrs. Beddison ain’t nobody in here, and she start goin on about God and that, and how she knowed cause she got a six feelin in her. So I get scared, eh, so I tell Danny to get in the closet. We don’t got no clothes on, eh, so I put his jeans and that under the covers like I’m sleepin and I go ‘Skay Mrs. Beddison you could come in now. So she come in lookin at me like a stupid bitch and she say she knowed there was somebody in there cause she heard talkin and I says “You feelin okay Mrs. Beddison, ain’t nobody here ‘cept me and I sleepin, then she start goin near the closet, eh, and Dany start laughin. Well she runup the closet and she pullin on the door and I’m pullin on her arm and I’m sayin “Trust me Mrs. Beddison, ya gotta trus me, cause the sosha workers are always goin on about trus and that, eh, but she don’t listen, she open the door and there’s Danny standin stripped naked. Well that whoredog Beddison start screamin God words at him, eh, so he takes off outta the house and she takes off after him and I got his pants, eh, so I throw em out the window case he catch em and then I bawlin. I bawlin on the bed and ya know what she make me do? She make me take a bath! A bubble bath like for a baby! All bubbles and that! Then she make me put on her stupid dressin robe itch my skin and smell like chocolate bars and that and she take me to where she livin and you know what she make me do? She make me read the Bible! I don’t like readin no stupid Bible! Ya get a stomach ache doin that, ya do! Stupid hose bag I’m not goin back there no more no way, I’m goin back to Sandy’s.