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DENIAL   4'2m2f Peter's 3 denials may have had another cause

MAN --- Alright! Give me all your money or I'll bash your head 
in.

PETER - Please don't hurt me. You can have my money. Here.

MAN --- Thank you. Oh, did I say "give me all your money OR I 
bash your head in"?

PETER - Yes.

MAN --- What I meant was "Give me all your money AND I'll bash 
your head in".

PETER - (thud) Aaaah! Ooooh! Oh, man! Oooo!

GIRL -- (afar) Who's there? Is somebody out there? What's the 
matter?

PETER - I hit my head! Aaah!

GIRL -- (approaching) Here, let me help you. We'll just sit you 
down by the fire here. (near) Can I get you something?

PETER - (near) No, thank you, I think I'll be alright.

GIRL -- Say, don't I know you from somewhere?

PETER - Maybe, but I don't remember you. Aaah!

GIRL -- Are you alright? Are you sure I can't get you a doctor?

PETER - No, I'll be fine.

GIRL -- That's it! You're one of Jesus' disciples.

PETER - I'm sorry, I don't know anyone named Jesus. Are you 
sure?

GIRL -- What's your name? I'll bet I know your name.

PETER - Ah, my name is... Well, isn't that funny? I don't 
remember my own name! My name is... well isn't that something?

GIRL -- Let's see if I can remember your name. John. No, he was 
shorter and older. Judas. No, he had those shifty eyes. You 
don't have shifty eyes. I remember you! You were a fisherman at 
one time, weren't you?

PETER - I was?

GIRL -- Yes, now I remember. PETER. Your name is PETER!

PETER - It is? Why doesn't that sound familiar?

GIRL -- Yes, that's it. Your name is Peter and you're a friend 
of Jesus.

PETER - This Jesus, is he a nice guy?

GIRL -- He's in there.

PETER - There.

GIRL -- There, in the Sanhedrin. I think they're going to kill 
him.

PETER - Oh, oh.

GIRL -- Where are you going?

PETER - (afar) I think whoever wants to kill this Jesus guy 
whacked me over the head. If I hang around here, I could get 
myself killed.

GIRL -- Are you sure you don't know Jesus?

PETER - (afar) Woman, I don't know him. 

(footsteps) (near) Ugh! Oh, excuse me, sir.

GUY -- Excuse me. Say, that's a terrible thing they're doing to 
him in there, isn't it?

PETER - Who?

GUY --  Who? Jesus. They're beating him up, whipping him, 
whacking him on the head...

PETER - Me too.

GUY --  Huh?

PETER - (fading) Somebody hit me on the head. I really have to 
get out of here.

GUY --  Hey, you are also one of them, aren't you?

PETER - (afar) One of what?

GUY --  You were with Jesus tonight in the Garden of Gethsemane 
when I arrested Jesus.

PETER - (afar) Listen, I don't know what you're talking about.

(footsteps) (near) I gotta get out of here. It sure would be nice 
if I knew where HERE was, so I could find my way out of HERE. 
Man, it's getting cold out here! Maybe I'll just warm myself by 
that fire. (footsteps)

WOMAN - Evening.

PETER - Oh, I didn't see you there.

WOMAN - Say, that's a nasty gash you have on your head there. 
You should get that attended to.

PETER - Oh, ah, yeah, ah, thanks for the concern but I think the 
bleeding has stopped.

WOMAN - Say, I'm kind of an expert on accents.

PETER - Accents?

WOMAN - Yeah, I can tell where a person is from by listening to 
his accent. And I'd say that your accent puts you on the shore 
of the Sea of Galilee. Am I right?

PETER - Ah, actually, I don't know. With this whack on my head, 
I...

WOMAN - You're a Galilean, alright. I have a good ear for 
accents. Say, that Jesus fella is from that neck of the woods, 
isn't he?

PETER - I really wouldn't know. I...

WOMAN - You Galileans are a tight-knit bunch. I'll bet you know 
him.

PETER - Me? No, I'm pretty sure that I never... Well, gee, will 
you look at the time! I have to be going... (fading) Thanks for 
letting me warm myself by your fire. 

WOMAN - You know him. I'd bet on it.

PETER - (afar) I'm telling you, I don't know him!

(cockadoodledoo) 

(snorts, coughs, clears throat, groggy, near) I'm telling you, I 
don't know him!

WOMAN - Honey, wake up, You're having a nightmare. Wake up.

PETER - (stifled snore) Huh? Oh, yeah, sorry if I woke you 
honey.

WOMAN - You were dreaming about it again, weren't you?

PETER - Yeah, I guess I was.

WOMAN - Well, have you decided what you're going to say to Jesus 
this morning when you visit him in jail?

PETER - Yes, but I haven't worked out a way to get a head 
injury.

WOMAN - Huh? Head injury? What are you talking about?

PETER - Nevermind.


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