From The Heidi Chronicles

Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

(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.)

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.)

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.)

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

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


By Wendy Wasserstein
(1950–2006) Next: James Frey’s Enabler

From The Heidi Chronicles