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BLIND    3'2m0f Interrogation of blind man who now sees

COP ---- (hardened, Brooklyn accent) Alright, fella, make it 
easy on yourself. Tell us what you know.

HAROLD - (wimpy) Excuse me, sir. Could you turn those bright 
lights off please?

COP ---- The lights stay on until we hear the truth, buddy.
Spill it.

HAROLD - Alright, alright. What do you want to know?

COP ---- Let's start at the top. What's your name?

HAROLD - My name is Harold Nillman. That's spelled with two L's.

COP ---- Don't hand me that, buddy. 

HAROLD - One L would be fine.

COP ---- I'm not talking about spelling, your numskull. Harold 
Nillman is the name of the blind man who used to sit at the city 
gate. He disappeared. What do you know about his disappearance?

HAROLD - Oh, he didn't disappear.

COP ---- Wrong answer.

(punching bag, synchronous utterances)

HAROLD - (groans)

COP ---- Alright, let me ask you again. Where is Harold Nillman.

HAROLD - I'm Harold Nillman.

COP ---- Wrong answer.

(punching bag, synchronous utterances)

HAROLD - (groans) I think I'll change my name.

COP ---- Alright, if you are Harold Nillman, how did you get 
your sight back?

HAROLD - It was Jesus of Nazareth. He healed me.

COP ---- Did he use surgery or medicine?

HAROLD - Neither. He used dirt and spit.

COP ---- Wrong answer.

(punching bag, synchronous utterances)

HAROLD - (groans) Am I not supposed to use the word SPIT in 
public?

COP ---- You expect me to believe a doctor would use dirt and 
spit to cure blindness?

HAROLD - Oh, Jesus isn't a doctor.

COP ---- He cured your blindness, but he's not a doctor?

HAROLD - No. He's a rabbi.

COP ---- A rabbi. So, it was a spiritual healing.

HAROLD - Yeah, I guess so.

COP ---- Now we're getting somewhere!

HAROLD - Can I go now?

COP ---- If it was spiritual, that means that either you or your 
parents have been involved with big time sin. So, what are you 
covering up?

HAROLD - Nothing. 

COP ---- Wrong answer.

HAROLD - Oh dear.

(punching bag, synchronous utterances)

HAROLD - (groans) Alright, alright. I'll cooperate.

COP ---- That's more like it. So, what are you covering up?

HAROLD - Nothing. 

COP ---- Wrong answer.

HAROLD - No wait! Jesus said that the reason I was blind is so 
that he might heal me and prove that he is the messiah.

COP ---- Do you think I'm stupid enough to believe that Jesus is 
the messiah.

HAROLD - Yes?

COP ---- Wrong answer.

HAROLD - This has not been a good day.

(fading: punching bag, synchronous utterances)


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