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From The Heidi Chronicles

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(Heidi Holland, who has just adopted a baby girl, Judy, is talking to Scoop Rosenbaum, an ex-boyfriend, in the last scene of the play.)

SCOOP:
All people deserve to fulfill their potential. Judy, that’s what your mother told me in 1968 on the first snowy night in Manchester, New Hampshire. America needs heroes.

HEIDI:
Scoop, you are many things, but . . .
(Scoop takes Heidi’s hand.)

SCOOP:
What do you think, Judy? A mother for the nineties and a hero for the nineties. ’Bye, Heidella.
(He kisses her on the cheek. He exits . . . Heidi takes Judy out of the stroller and lifts her up.)

HEIDI:
A heroine for the twenty-first!
(She sits in the rocker and begins to sing softly, adding her own spirited high and low harmonies.)

HEIDI:
“Darling, you send me. You send me. Honest you do, honest you do, honest you do.”
(Lights fade as Heidi rocks.)

CURTAIN

By Wendy Wasserstein
(1950–2006)


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