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Music by Michael Gore Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Book by Lawrence D. Cohen (b~sed

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PROLOGUE PERCUSSIVE RHYTHMS surround us, building into an OVERTURE OF SOUND. Just as the very floor beneath us seems to be shaking, the LIGHTS reveal the stage full of GIRLS in the middle of an arduous workout with MISS GARDNER:

UP! DOWN! GO TO TOWN! GIVE IT ALL YOU'VE GOT!

GIRLS [chant]

LEFT! RIGHT! KEEP IT TIGHT! KEEP THOSE MUSCLES HOT! ONE! TWO! SHAME- ON YOU! OVERWEIGHT'S A SIN! THREE! FOUR! MAKE IT SORE! KEEP THOSE BODIES THIN! [they sing] Every day I just pray Every move I make is right Where I go Who I Imow _ How I'r/\.iear my hair ~ Saturday night And I worry _ What if all my ends should split? I worry What can I possibly do To fit IN! Smack! Right on track! What comes close to that?! Until you've BEEN In You ain't where it's at!


PROLOGUE-2 GIRLS (cont) Cuz when you're OUT It's Just the pits You can never win There's no DOUBT That Life .just doesn't begin Until you're [chanting - GARDNER against them] IN! OUT! SCREAM AND SHOUT! KEEP THOSE BUNS IN SHAPE! GRUNT! GROAN! PANT AND MOAN! THERE IS NO ESCAPE! [singing] Bought the clothes Did my nose Gawd, I've --.. followed every rule ~.

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trial All the while Th ere's too much at stake to think about school T~l1!._ On.

I go crazy Nobody cares what it does to me It's crazy I would go out of my mind . To be IN! Smack! Right on track ! What comes close to that? ! Until you've BEEN In You ain't where it's at! Cuz when you're OUT It's Just the pits You can never win There's no DOUBT That

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PROLOGUE-3 [DANCE SEQUENCE - sport in musical form -- follows. Then]: GIRLS And some day If I don't standout one bit Oh, some day I may be normal enough To fit IN Smack! Right on track! lfuat comes close to that?! Until you've BEEN In You ain't where it's at! Cuz when you're OUT It's Just the pits You can never win There's no DOUBT That Life just doesn't begin Until you're IN!

[The GIRLS form a -HUMAN PYRAMID -fast! Then it COLLAPSES, scattering the GIRLS in slow-motion]: GIRLS [screaming, overlapping, echoing]

Carrie! Carrie! CARRIE! ! ! [CARRIE emerges from _the rubble. As the LIGHTS -CHANGE -and the other GIRLS freeze, _she sings]: CARRIE FATHER ABOVE HEAR MY PLEA DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN NOT TO ME TAKE ME AWAY FROM ALL OF THIS AGONY


PROLOGUE-4 CARRIE (cant) DEAR LORD NOTHING I DO IS EVER DONE RIGHT THAT ' S ALL THAT I HEAR OH , DEAR LORD I'D LIKE TO FADE INTO THE SUNLIGHT AND JUST DISAPPEAR [MOMMA, I'M LOST WHAT WENT WRONG? CAN ' T YOU COME HOLD ME? MAKE ME STRONG? ISN'T THERE SOMEWHERE I CAN BELONG? MOMMA EVERYTHING'S BETTER WHEN YOU ' RE NEAR ME YOU'RE BRAVE WHEN I'M NOT OH , MOMMA IF I CRY OUT I HOPE YOU HEAR ME YOU ' RE ALL THAT I'VE GOT] [From the mass of GIRLS, one voice rings,-out): Carrie White eats shit!

Jesus, Carrie . . . What a loser ' Thanks, Carrie ... Wouldn't choose her What a mess How she's dressed. Shh, she'll hear -Such a clod Look at that bod ~­ What a freak Stupid geek. ..

Pain in the ass . . . Late for class .. . God, Carrie .. . God .. ..

CHRIS HARGENSEN

[The , class bell RINGS - an end to the period and a return to reali~y. As the GIRLS pick themselves up and begin ~o move al"ay - overlapping ' rhubarb]: GIRLS

[And so on -- tapering off, fading now ... J ' GIRLS


ACT I SCENE 1: SHOWERS, LOCKER ROOM

The GIRLS undress and enter the showers. From behind the glass partitions, they sing of their hopes and aspirations, their secret thoughts and dreams:

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(2) (3)

GIRLS SILVER. LACE WITH A BLUE GRAY BODICE CALL ME BACK BUT HE NEVER DID ALMOST THREE IN THE MORNING

(4) (5)

DON'T YOU HATE WHEN YOU HATE YOUR BODY? TREATING ME LIKE I'M STILL A KID (6) . TOUCHING ME WITHOUT WARNING

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(ALL)

FIXING ME UP CUZ HE'S GOT THIS FRIEND PROMISED ME MAYBE HE'S TAKING ME TO THE PROM DREAM ON DREAM ON ·DREAM ON

DREAM ON (9)

(SUE)

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TOLD HIM · 'NO,' BUT HE KEEPS INSISTING I SAID. 'NO,' BUT HE DOESN'T HEAR · (6) I DON'T KNOW WHY HE TRIES TOMMY TOLD ME HE LOVES ME (10) YOU COULD DIE FROM HIS EYES I SAID 'YES' BUT HE KEPT RESISTING SO I GO, ' DO YOU WANT A BEER?' (3 GIRLS) WITH YOUR PARENTS AT HOME? TOMMY TOLD ME HE LOVES ~!E (CHRIS) DREAM · ON I · WAS HIS FIRST (8) HE TOLD· ME THAT, TOO I'VE GOT HIS RING - (8) WELL, HE'S TAKING ME TO THE PROM (4) BUT HE SAYS IF I STOP EATING SWEETS I CAN LOSE 20 POUNDS BY JUNE DREAl-1 DREAM DREAM DREAM

ON ON ON ON

- [We highlight CARRIE in the shower] CARRIE WHY'D THEY LAUGH WHEN THEY KNOW I'M TRYING MOMMA SAYS 'EVERYBODY SINS' SAINTS AND ANGELS ABOVE ME


I-1-2 CARRIE (cont) I WOULD DIE IF THEY CAUGHT ME CRYING I WOULD LOVE IF I HAD A TWIN SOMEONE TELL ME YOU LOVE ME SOMETHING IN PINK WITH ORCHIDS TO WEAR SOMEONE TO CARE AND MAYBE I'D FINALLY BELONG ALL THE GIRLS DREAM ON DREAM ON DREAM ON DREAM ON (1)

SILVER LACE WITH A BLUE GRAY BODICE (9) SO I TOLD HIM HE DOESN'T DESERVE ME (4) BRACES SUCK BUT I'M ALMOST DONE (5) I GOT DRESSES TO BURN (3 GIRLS) WHY ME? (3 GIRLS) BILLY NOLAN'S A PERVERT (7) HE'S ~OT SO MUCH TO LEA.~ (CHRIS) .NO SHIT! (10) MAKES, ME SICK (5) AND HE'S IN HIS FORTIES (4) WHAT A SLOB (2) HE'S'GOT HIS NERVE (3) WHAT A PRICK (8) GET A JOB (6) BUT IT'S NEVER FUN (VARIOUS GIRLS) •.. NOT SUPPOSED TO BE FUN ... WE WERE JUST HAVING FUN ... FUN, FUN, FUN (SUE) TOMMY TOLD ME HE LOVES ME (3 GIRLS) LOVES ME! .~

GIRLS) HE ALWAYS SAYS THAT HE'S MINE (3 OTHERS) YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIM!: ,3 MORE) WELL, HE SHOULD MAKE UP HIS MIND (3 MORE) IF HE'S TAKING ME (3

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MORE) OH, L I S T E N , T O THE PROM HE TURNED ME DOWN (3 MORE) HE TURNED. ME DOWN BUT HE'LL COME AROUND BUT HE'LL COME AROUND

DREAM ON DREAM ON . DREAM ON DREAM ON

[CARRIE looks down at her hand: it's full of blood. She screams. The GIRLS come over to see what'S wrong]: GIRLS Carrie? -What's going on? Look, it's blood! -Oh, gawd •..•


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CARRIE Help me!

Please help me! GIRLS

What'd she do now? -She's hurt. Jesus . . . -Somebody help No, wait ... -It's just -I'm bleeding! CHRIS

her period.

CARRIE Bl eeding! ! ! SUE For God's sake, Carrie -- you've got your period. CHRIS Hey, everybody -- Carrie'S got the curse! SUE Clean yourself up ... CARRIE (confused) .. curse . .. ?

Carrie'S got the curse!

CHRIS (taunting, a chant) Carrie's got the curse! CARRIE

I'm .dy-ingggg!!! SUE Don ' t be stupid, it's just

-- the curse!

CHRIS & NORMA Carrie's got the curse! [Led by CHRIS, the GIRLS crowd around CARRIE, encircling her, shrieking with laughter as the chanting becomes a jungle of echoes): GIRLS

THE CURSE!

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GIRLS (cont) (moving into) PLUG IT UP! PLUG IT UP! PLUG IT UP! (against which) THE CURSE! THE CURSE! THE CURSE! (seesawing through) CARRIE! CARRIE! CARRIE! (CARRIE runs from one to the other -her bloody hand oustretched for help . The GIRLS are a choreographed .mob: treating it as a joke, forming a chain, throwing her back, chanting): GIRLS CARRIE! CARRIE!

(tossing her back) (one final lunge)

CAR-REE! ! ! (The chain breaks, revealing GARDNER. Hysterical, CARRIE reaches up and clutches her white shorts leaving a bloody handprint) CARRIE Help me! GARDNER Damn' it! (To calm her, GARDNER slaps CARRIE. At the same instant, there ' s a BRIGHT FLASH OVERHEAD as a NEON LIGHT sizzles and explodes like a FLASH OF LIGHTNING -- SPARKS FLYING DOWN from above. A long beat -- everyone freezes as it sizzles out. Then): GARDNER Carrie? GIRLS Gawd ... -Didja see that?! What the hell ... ? -Jesus H. Omigod ... CARRIE I'm bleeding! GARDNER Stand up and take care of yourself.


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CARRIE It . . hurts. C'mon now, it's just your period.

GARDNER CARRIE

-- period? GARDNER

You don't ...

(realizing she doesn't know)

Oh, Carrie.

CARRIE (wondermen t) ~

period? GARDNER

Yes.

Yes.

You're okay,

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safe .

What's the matter? -Didn't her mother tell her? Looking so dumb . -Not a clue Look at her -Ju st her period ••• Don't you all h ave a class?

(a beat) GIRLS (buzzing, .in a ripple)

GARDNER [The GIRLS start to move off just CHRIS and SUE remain]

CHRIS Do you believe it? ' The stupid bitch never knew GARDNER (sharply)

Chris!

SUE But Chris

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right, Miss Gardner.

Sue, I'm surprised at you. ·

GARDNER


ACT I SCENE 2: LOCKER ROOM GARDNER, SUE, CHRIS arid CARRIE remain : each in her separate world, lost in her private thoughts. Only occasionally do they address each other directly. GARDNER I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE NEVER LEARNED SHE'S SO NAIVE ~~D SO AFRAID D'you believe her?

CHRIS Bleeding like that?

She got what she deserved.

SUE HER MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TOLD HER CHRIS That holy-roller mother of hers ... GARDNER SOMEBODY SHOULD HAVE TOLD HER CHRIS always ranting how everybody's going straight to hell except her and her precious little Carrie ••• SUE MY GOD, ~HAT HAVE WE DONE HERE? I'D · NEVER TRY TO HURT HER CHRIS Remember the· time she got down on her knees? teria? On her goddamn knees!

Praying in the cafe-

GARDNER THE GIRLS WENT WILD I WAS SHOCKED THE WAY THEIR FACES BURNED CHRIS I'D EXPECT BUT NEVER SUE Goddamn prayin' Carrie ...

CHRIS

SUE SHE CRIED LIKE SHE WAS BROKEN And that light bulb breaking

CHRIS it was perfect!

SUE & GARDNER SOMEBODY SHOULD HAVE TOLD HER


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CHRIS (addressing SUE)

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Squealing like a stuck pig ... SUE Chris ... Well, she was.

She was ...

CHRIS

SUE You're my best friend but sometimes I don't understand you. What's to understand?

CHRIS She's a pig. SUE

C'mon, think of Carrie. My heart bleeds for he.r .

CHRIS

GARDNER Carrie, go home for the rest of the day. (As SUE begins to exit, CHRIS calls out after her): You know what Norma calls her?

CHRIS Norma calls her Scary White! SUE

Chris, please. It ' ll be all right, Carrie ..•

GARDNER CHRIS

I just .call . her stupid bitch! SUE (leaving) That's enough, Chris. GARDNER You'll see, trust me .•. CHRIS Scary White -- do you love it?

GARDNER (leaving, too) I'll make it right, I prbmise. CHRIS (as she leaves) Scary White!

Scary White! (And now on tape, pure . CACOPHONY ,.. 0~. ' -" '- __ "".:l~ r~OOT'" __ 1,nes from D< ~ .\,/.~.


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from the period, a catalog of fears and nightmares -- and through them all, Chris ' voice] ; Scary White!

Scary White!

CHRIS (o.s.) Scary White!

CARRIE That's not my name! (singing) THAT'S NOT MY NA.\fE!

That's not my name!

DOESN'T ANYBODY EVER GET IT RIGHT? CARRIE! WHY DON'T THEY REMEMBER I AM CARRIE WHITE? CARRIE! IS THAT ANY HARDER TO SAY THAN GODDA.\!N TOAD AND C~~ZY AND WEIRDO AND DUMB BITCH fu~D DOESN'T P~YBODY THINK THAT I CAN HEAR? I HEAR! SPECIALLY WHEN I ~OT THEM SCREAMING IN MY EAR I HEAR . . WHEN DID EVERYBODY DECIDE I '~1 THE ONE WHO'S THE FLOP? IF I HAD A WISH, GOD, I WISH THEY'D STOP I WISH THEY'D STOP HOW I WISH THEY'D ' STOP [LIGHT CHANGE now, taking us to]:


ACT I SCENE 2B: THE STREET CARRIE continues: CARRIE I WILL NOT CRY I' M OKAY I TRY SO HARD TO PLAY THEIR WAY WHY DO THEY FIND IT SO HARD TO SAY CARRIE WHY DO THEY ALWAYS TREAT !>IE SO BAD? THEY ALL KNOW MY NAME IT'S CARRIE I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY ALL GET SO MAD IT'S ALWAYS THE SAME WHAT'S GOING ON DEEP IN :'IE? THERE'S SOMEONE NEW . WHERE I USED TO BE ONE OF THESE DAYS THEY'RE GONNA SEE CARRIE SOMETIMES THEIR HATRED IS OUT OF CONTROL GOD, HOW THEY HATE ME! !-IOMMA SAYS SUFFERING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL BUT THEY HURT ME! AND IF I COULD I ' D BRING THEM ALL DOWN TO THEIR KNEES I'D MAKE THEM SORRY FOREVER FOR TEASING . CARRIE ****** CARRIE I WISH I WAS BLESSED WITH SOMEONE WHO'S NOT LIKE THE REST I'D CLOSE MY EYES AND SUDDENLY HE'D BE THERE HANDSOME AND WISE AND PROB'LY A PRINCE WHO CAN DANCE ON AIR AND HE'D ASK ~IE OUT EVERY NIGHT I'D SAY, 'ALL RIGHT.' AFTER A WHILE HE'D ASK ME TO WEAR HIS RING ~!OMl-lA WOULD SMI LE AND GIVE US HER BLESSING FOR EVERYTHING .,,~ "'uc ""'Dl n 1""T1T n SEE THIS IS LOVE A.a.

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I-2B-2 CARRIE (cont) CARRIE THEN ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO SCREAM NIGHT AND DAY 'POOR, PRAYIN' CARRIE' THEY'D SEE ME WITH HIM AND THEY MIGHT EVEN SAY 'HELLO, CARRIE' ,./ AND FINALLY I'D HEAR THAT WORD SOUNDING SO SWEET THOUSANDS OF VOICES FOREVER REPEATING CARRIE CARRIE CARRIE I AM THE SOUND OF DISTANT THUNDER THE COLOR OF FLAME T'M CARRIE I AM A SONG OF ENDLESS WONDER THAT NO ONE WILL CLAIM BUT SOMEDAY OH, MY SOMEDAY 路 SOMEONE WILL KNOW MY NAME!!! (SHE continues on her way home. The MUSIC changes -- beautiful, hymnlike now, as we go to): 路


ACT I SCENE 3: THE WHITE BUNGALOW We reveal the White living room dominated by a large CRUCIFIX of Jesus -- and we then see MARGARET WHITE, She sings with the purity, ecstasy and reverie-like devotion of a true believer: 路 OPEN YOUR LET JESUS OPEN YOUR LET JESUS

MARGARET

HEART IN HEART IN

LORD, YOU HAVE FOUND ME, A-WANDERIN .' IN THE DARKNESS LIGHT MY WAY WITH YOUR TRUE FAITH AND I'LL SING WHH JOY OF MY NEW FAITH (Carrie appears, watches MARGARET) JESUS, POSSESS ME: SWEET SAVIOUR BE MY SHEPHtRD BLESS EACH ENDEAVOR TIL'I -FINALLY JOIN YOU FOREVER CARRIE

Hello, !-Iomma. Carrie, come sing with mw,

Lift up your voice , Carietta. LET JESUS IN

LET JESUS IN

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CARRIE (quietly)

OPEN YOUR HEART

OPEN YOUR HEART

MARGARET

MARGARET

CARRIE MARGARET (joining her) ~~RGARET

& CARRIE

LORD, I WILL SEE CHOIRS OF SAI:-JTS AND FINALLY FREE FROM. TE~IPTATION AND THE FLAME OF HELL'S DEVASTATION

A.~GELS

(counterpoint) SINGING

THEN HE WILL TAKE ~lE AND WASH ME IN THE RIVER I WILL ~~KE CELEBRATION IN THE JOY OF FINAL THE LIGHT OF FINAL - .. ~

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MARGARET (OPEN YOUR HEART) - orchestra LET JESUS IN OPEN YOUR HEART LET JESUS IN

& CARRIE

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(They embrace) CARRIE

I love you, MOlmna.

MARGARET I love you, Carrie. CARRIE (slowly, tentatively) Something happened at school today, Momma. Something terrible. MARGARET Terrible things are our way of being tested, Carrie. CARRIE I know, but the other girls MARGARET You're not like the othei girls. But I am, /v!o!JllJ\a - - I am!

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CARRIE never thoughts 0, but -~1ARGARET

You're not, Carrie -- you're special. CARRIE You're not listening to me, Momma. HARGARET I've heard all I want to hear. CARRIE In .. in the shower ... MARGARET You are forbidden to shower with the other girls.

CARRIE I know, but Momma MARGARET (softly, implacable) Forbidden. CARRIE Momma ... I started to bleed.

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MARGARET (a long beat; then) What ... ?

CARRIE

I started to bleed, and the other girls, they laughed at me --

MARGARET What else?

CARRIE Miss Gardner, Miss Gardner came ih, and she slapped me -What else? A lightbulb broke.

MARGARET CARRIE [FULL STOP. Silence.

God!

Oh, God!

Momma, what is it?

Then]:

MARGARET CARRIE

(no answer) Why are you look at me like that? (still no reply) Momma, you're frightening me.

MARGARET

The Curse of Blood, the Curse of Power!

CARRIE Momma --

_ - ~1ARGARET Bow your head and pray. 'And God made Eve from the rib of Adam. And Eve was weak and loosed the raven on the world.'


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CARRIE Momma, don't shut me out! MARGARET 'And the Raven was called Sin. And the first Sin was the Sin of Lust. And the Lord visited Eve with a Curse, and the Curse was the Curse of Blood.' (MARGARET begins to sing while CARRIE entreats her): . MARGARET MADE EVE FROM ADAM'S RIB WAS WEAK WAS WEAK WAS WEAK

AND AND AND AND

GOD EVE EVE EVE

AND THE THE THE

GOD MADE CURSE OF CURSE OF CURSE OF

CARRIE l-Ionuna, how could you know? Why didn't you tell me?

EVE TO BEAR THE CURSE BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD

It's not a curse! Momma, It's something all girls go through You should have told me!

(MARGARET' 5 hand flashes out and 'strikes CARRIE. The music kicks in; as the vamp plays through, she instructs CARRIE): Bow your head and pray, woman!

MARGARET CARRIE

Momma, I'm changing ... MARGARET Pray to heaven for your wicked soul! (singing) THE RAVEN CAl-IE TO PLAGUE THE WORLD ITS NAME WAS SIN ITS NANE WAS SIN ITS NAME WAS SIN -- begin! AND LUST WAS HOW THE SIN BEGAN .. THE SIN WAS MAN UNDERSTAND?!? THE SIN WAS l>1A.'l! GOD HAS SEEN YOUR SINNING JUST BEGINNING PRAY FOR YOUR SALVATION FROt-1 DAl-INATION PRAY OR HE WILL BURN YOU HE \~ILL BURN YOU

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MARGARET (cont) THE SEED CONVEYS THE POWER A.'<D IT'S COME AGAI~ TI'S COME AGAIN IT'S COME AGAIN UNTIL THE SEED IS CRUSHED THE POWER NEVER ENDS IT NEVER ENDS IT NEVER ENDS CARRIE

YOU'LL BECOME SATAN'S BRIDE PRAY FOR MERCY, GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES YOU'VE GOT JEZEBEL'S PRIDE AND YOUR SOUL IS A HOLE OF _ DISEASE I C.~" SEE YOU -INSIDE I CAN SEE HOW YOU'VE LIED

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THAT'S HOW LUCIFER FELL AND YOU~RE HEADED FOR HELL I WON ~ T LET YOU GO!!!

MOMMA, I WAS SO SCARED AND THEY ALL STARED I THOUGHT I WAS DYING I STARTED CRYING MOMMA! PLEASE DON'T HURT ME! Oh, Momma PLEASE DON'T HURT ME

DON'T BELIEVE WITH YOUR EYES BUT I NEVER TOLD LIES! NOW>IA,

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COULD I KNOW?

MOMMA, LET ME GO!!! (MARGARET drags CARRIE toward a trap door in the floor)

HEAVEN HATES A SINNER HATES A SINNER!

I'M NOT A SINNER NOT A SINNER!

SAVE YOUR SOUL FROM BURNING GOb, SHE'S BURNING PRAY OR -

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HE WILL- BUR.>.J YOU!

NO! NO! PLEASE!

HE WILL BURN YOU!

STOP, THAT'S BURNING! STOP, IT'S BURNING

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MOMMA, PLEASE. LET ~IE GO! NO! PLEASE, MOMMA! NO! (screams) NO! (~IARGARET

manages to whirl CARRIE into the small cellar space below locking the door on top of her. As she does so, the CRUCIFIX begins to bleed. Then):


1-3-6 ~IARGARET

AND AND AND AND

GOD EVE EVE EVE

MADE EVE FROM ADAM'S RIB WAS WEAK WAS WEAK WAS WEAK

AND THE THE THE

GOD ~~DE CURSE OF CURSE OF CURSE OF

EVE TO BEAR THE CURSE BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD

FATHER, DON ' T FORSAKE HER FATHER, TAKE HER CLEANSE AND PURIFY HER WITH THE FIRE AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER!! ! ! ! AHEN! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


ACT 1 SCENE 4: DRIVE-IN MOVIE The latest teen horror MOVIE is being projected to an audience of what appears to be empty cars . -- the KIDS in them making out like crazy, in various stages of undress. Then an angry BILLY NOLAN shoots into view : BILLY HEY, BABY, WHAT'S THE DEAL? I'M JUST TRYING TO SHOW YOU HOW I FEEL WHY DID WE COME HERE IF YOU'RE GONNA FIGHT? ME FIGHT?

CHRIS

BILLY THAT'S RIGHT, THAT ' S RIGHT! CHRIS SURE! SCREW ROMANCE! YOU'RE JUST TRYING TO GET INTO MY PANTS HOW CAN YOU RUIN SUCH A PERFECT NIGHT? OH, RIGHT YOU MIGHT NOT QUITE

BILLY CHRIS BILLY

CHRIS SEE? BOYS LIKE YOU YOU DON'T EVEN CARE FOR 路 LOVE BILLY ME?! THAT ' S NOT TRUE I NEVER GET ENOUGH (TOMMY and SUE pop up into view in the next car): SUE TOMMY, WON'T YOU TAKE ME HOME? I THINK I WOULD RATHER BE ALONE I'VE STILL GOT HOMEWORK AND IT'S TEN O'CLOCK TmlMY

OH, GREAT! SUE


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NOW WAIT! HEY, BABY DON'T GET MAD I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU FEEL BAD BUT YOU SHOULDN'T TREAT ME LIKE I' ~I JUST A JOCK LIKE WHEN?

SUE

JUST THEN SUE OH, MEN! SEE? BOYS LIKE YOU NEVER THINK OF SOMEONE ELSE TOMMY THAT'S NOT TRUE I'M JUST TRYING TO HELP SO, BABY DON'T WASTE THE MOON NOW THAT THE NIGHT IS OURS DON'T BABY, DON'T WASTE THE MOON

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TOMMY Is it something I did?

SUE It's not you •.. it's Carrie. Godd amn Scary White . . . Who the hell:is Scary White?

CHRIS BILLY

CHRIS YOU DON'T HEAR A WORD I SAY MAYBE CUZ YOUR BRAIN GETS IN THE WAY I THINK YOU'RE THE VICTIM OF AN ACTIVE GLAND OH, YEAH?

BILLY CHRIS

OH, YEAH. BILLY OH, YEAH? YOU! W~~T A TWISTED MIND! DON'T YOU KNOW THAT BOYS ARE GOING BLIND CUZ THEY DON'T HAVE SOMEONE WHO WILL LEND A HAND


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CHRIS THAT'S

S~iART!

BILLY ~lY

HEART!

CHRIS DON'T START! SEE! BOYS LIKE YOU IVHA.\I AND BAM MiD THANK YOU MA' ~! ME? THAT'S NOT TRUE WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? SO BABY DON'T WASTE THE ~IOON NOW THAT THE NIGHT IS OURS

BILLY 路

BILLY

& TOMMY

. DON'T, BABY, DON'T WASTE THE MOON k~D THE STARS SUE

We were hurting her.

TOMMY It was a joke. God, Billy -- what a scream!

CHRIS BILLY

Oh, baby

don '.t talk --

BILLY & TOl>!MY NO, BABY DON'T WASTE 路THE MOON NOW THAT THE NIGHT IS OURS

OTHER BOYS GEE! WHAT'D I DO? WHY'D YOU HAVE TO BE SO MEAN?

DON'T, BABY, DON'T WASTE THE MOON AND THE STARS

OTHER GIRLS SEE?! BOYS LIKE YOU . WE SHOULD JUST WATCH THE SCREEN

ALL GIRLS DON'T YOU TREAT ME LIKE SOME LITTLE TOY OR I'M JUST GONNA TREAT YOU LIKE ONE OF THE BOYS . . ALL BOYS WELL, YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE A mN GODDANN! I '~1 DOING THE BEST THAT I CAN!

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DON'T WASTE THE MOON ). S NOW THAT THE NIGHT IS OURS -}~ DON'T, BABY, DON'T . WASTE THE MOON AND THE STARS C/ GIRLS ALL WE EVER DO IS PARK THEN FOR HOURS YOU GROPE ME IN THE DARK WE WOULD GO BOWLING IF YOU REALLY CARED YOU DON'T I

BOYS

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GIRLS

YOU DON'T!

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NO FAIR!!

BOYS

SO THERE!

GIRLS

I SWEAR!

GIRLS SEE! BOYS LIKE YOU YOU DON'T EVEN CARE FOR LOVE .(

? THAT' 5 NOT TRUE! I NEVER GET ENOUGH

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DON'T WASTE THE MOON . ~,. :\~ NOW THAT THE NIGHT IS OURS DON'T, BABY, DON'T WASTE THE ~100N AND THE 5T AR5

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DON'T WASTE THE MOON NOW THAT THE NIGHT IS OURS DON'T, BABY, DON'T WASTE THE MOON AND THE STARS

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ACT I SCENE 5: THE WHITE BUNGALOW Absolute stillness -- just candles illuminating the crucifix of Jesus. CARRIE is in the small cellar space where ~~RGARET has locked her. CARRIE JESUS WATCHES FRO~I THE WALL BUT HIS FACE IS COLD AS STONE IF HE LOVES ME WHY DO I FEEL SO ALL ALONE? BABY SAVIOUR, MEEK AND MILD WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ~ PRAYERS? IF YOU HEAR ME WHY DO I FEEL THAT NO ONE CARES? THERE'S A MOVEMENT IN MY HEAD CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THE CHANGE? SOMETHING'S SHIFTING SOMETHING'S LIFTING WHY DO I FEEL IT'S SOMETHING STRANGE? stands in the doorway opposite the figure of Christ]:

[~~RGARET

MARGARET. FATHER ALMIGHTY, SHE'S ONLY A CHILD BUT THE WOMAN IS WAKING INSIDE HER HE WILL BE LOST IF HER PASSION RUNS WI LD SO I CAN'T LET HER STUMBLE AND FALL AS YOU HELPED YOUR CHILD DIVINE GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO HELP MINE CARRIE SEES INSIDE ~ SOUL BUT HER FACE IS COLD AS STONE IF SHE LOVES ME WHY DO I FEEL SO ALL ALONE?

MO~~

You can go to bed now.

MARGARET [CARRIE comes over to her, kneels):

CARRIE NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP PRAY THE LORD MY SOUL TO KEEP IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE PRAY THE LORD MY SOUL TO TAKE


I-5-Z ~IARGARET

I NEVER WANTED TO CAUSE YOU SUCH PAIN BUT THERE'S TIMES WHEN MY LIFE IS SO FRIGHT'NING I DO THE BEST I CAN UNDER THE STRAIN BUT I'M LEARNING AS I GO ALONG YOU ARE· STILL MY PRECIOUS ONE C~~ YOU FORGIVE WHAT I'VE DONE? CARRIE Morruna, you don't need forgiveness from me Oh, I know that you do what you have to I want to dry all your tears so you'll see That I'm sorry for letting you down Won't you bless me now? n you look inside your heart? Have you no mercy? . I!l my life there's only one thing true I will always love you

MARGARET I was Wrong Oh, it hurts me to have to hurt you I'd rather die than see you suffer . One day you' 11 bless me for lighting the way you look inside your heart? Have you any mercy to ~art? · In my life there's only one thing true I love you .

Can

[They embrace, and the enormity of their love is so .overwhelming for CARRIE that her power spills over: the flames in the candles literall~ r1se; grow1ng 1n fie1gfitl • .


ACT! SCENE 6: GYMNASIUM Same as I, 1. GIRLS in their gym outfits, GARDNER striding in front of them: GARDNER You're going to tell Carrie White you're sorry. GIRLS What?!?! GARDNER Each and everyone of you is going to tell Carrie you're sorry for what you did. ,,---

--_.

CHRIS You're joking. . GARDNER Try me. (SHE exits to get CARRIE). CHRIS That goddamn Carrie ... SUE Let it go, Chris. CHRIS The hell I will. .What'd she ever

d~

to you?

SUE CHRIS Hey, hey -- who was that in there with the rest of us? SUE Me. Me.

(deep swallow) But I'm sorry. CHRIS

Oh, you're sorry. SUE Can it , Chris . CHRIS Hey, everybody, Sue's sorry!

(chant)


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(The GIRLS giggle -- just as GARDNER re-enters with CARRIE) GARDNER Okay, class, you have something to say to Carrie . (Silence) Miss Ga.r dner, please --

CARRIE GARDNER

Who's going to be first? SUE Carrie .. about the other day .. I'm serry. GARDNER

Next.

I'm

sorry ~

Carrie.

Your turn.

FRIED1\. (a glam!e at Sue) GARDNER (to .Norma) NORMA · .

(a look at CHRIS; mutters) Sorry , Carrie .

Girls. ·. .

GARDNER (addressing all of them) (ALL OF THE GIRLS minus CHRIS -join ~ogether, echoing): GIRLS

Sorry, Carrie .. . . Sorry; Carrie .. . Sorry, Carrie . . . Carrie, sorry .. .

(Long beat.

Then):

GARDNER Chris. Chris .. .

(CHRIS says nothing) CARRIE

Ple ase, it's okay .. .


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GARDNER We're waiting, Chris. What?!

(CHRIS mutters something unintelligible-

Speak up! CHRIS

Carrie , I -CARRIE You don't have to -GARDNER _ We're still waiting! CHRIS Carrie White eats shit! (The GIRLS react: giggles, nervous laughter . Over which): GARDNER That's it, Chris -- you' -r e out of the Prom. CHRIS What?! GARDNER You heard me.

â&#x20AC;˘ What the hell did you say?

CHRIS GARDNER

You are out of the Rrom.

----

CHRIS You can't get away with this, you bitch! Class dismissed - - get moving. She can't get away with this.

GARDNER CHRIS _ If we stick together, we can (theY're all leaving)

Norma ... Helen ... Sue . .. Shut up, Chris.

Just shut up.

SUE CHRIS

You're going to be sorry. (striding past GARDNER; past CARRIE as well) You're all going to be sorry.


ACT I SCENE 7: THE SAME Just CARRIE and GARDNER now - and SUE, overhearing. GARDNER it's okay.

Shh -- Carrie -- shh They laughed at me! Carrie, I'm sorry.

CARRIE They've always laughed at me! GARDNER I didn't think Chris would go this far.

Oh, Miss Gardner, please

CARRIE you can't!

GARDNER Don't worry, Carrie, she won't hurt-you. No , you don't understand. just KÂŁ.! to! What do you mean?

CARRIE You've just got to let her "go!

You've

GARDNER

CARRIE The Prom . . the Prom's very important to Chris. GARDNER And wha t 's ri ght is important to me. CARRiE But the Prom -- the Prom is everything. (haltingly, then) " It's the one night ... everybody gets all dressed up ... and they look beautiful ... all starry and grawn-up ... and they dance with each other, and oh, it'S like a dream, the most perfect dream of all! GARDNER Who are you going with? CARRIE Me?

I'm not

going ~

GARD!~ER

Sure you are.

You just said - - everybody's going to be there. CARRIE

I'm .. different. GARDNER No t that different.


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CARRIE I am! GARDNER Everybody feels that way. No, they don't.

CARRIE They've all got someone.

So wi ll you, you never know.

(MUSIC underneath)

GARDNER CARRIE

Yes, I do. Oh, come on!

GARDNER I'll tell you what -- let's pretend -CARRIE

Oh, Miss Gardner -GARDNER (overriding) -- -pretend -- that a certain young ~rince Charming comes up to you -CARRIE

He ,,'oul dn ' t

GARDNER So there is someone. And this really cute guy -- he's probably really shy, too -- he says, 'Carrie, will you be my date for the Prom ? ' (a long pause; CARRIE almost . caught up in the fantasy) Well? What ,.;ould you say? CARRIE No. GARDNER Cirrie !

Why not? (!ARRIE

I'm .. . not pretty . GARDNER Yes, you are. That's a pretty girl . SO MANY YEARS YOU CRIED YOUR TEARS ALONE rRIGHTENED THAT LIFE MIGHT PASS YOU BY THEN HE APPEARS SOMEONE WHO CARES FOR YOU _ •• _ -

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GARDNER LOVE CAN FIND YOU WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT FUNNY HOW TWO LIVES CONNECT THAT'S HOW IT STARTS TWO UNSUSPECTING HEARTS CARRIE Oh, I don't think so, Miss Gardner. GARDNER You'll never know if you don't take the chance. you have beautiful eyes ---

Listen to me --

CARRIE

Me? . Yes, you, silly -- you. lipstick -t路~c k"r 路 L ~ps ..

GARDNER And your lips

But my mother --

the right shade of

CARRIE

GARDNER Shh -- if you fixed your hair up -- and with the right dress -oh, Carrie -- it could just be heaven! (sings) LET YOURSELF GO GIVE SOMEONE HALF A C~~CE MAYBE HE ' S WAITING JUST FOR YOU ' YOU NEVER KNOW THIS COULD BE PARADISE MAYBE YOUR DREAMS JUST MIGHT COME TRUE IT'S LIKE MAGIC HOW YOUR SPIRIT SOARS ONCE YOU FEEL HIS HAND IN YOURS THAT'S HOW IT STARTS . TWO UNSUSPECTING HEARTS (DANCE BREAK -- as GARDNER moves CARRIE into the spell. Then back into): GARDNER IN A WORLD WHERE NOTHING'S SURE AND NOTHING'S EVER GUARANTEED YOU SHOULD TRUST THE WAY YOU FEEL THAT ' S THE ONLY THING THAT'S REAL IS IT MAGIC HOW YOUR SPIRIT SOARS ONCE YOU FEEL HIS HAND IN YOURS


ACT I SCENE 8: THE CAVALIER A night spot where the KIDS hang out. TOMMY comes upon a pensive SUE. SUE I'VE JUST NOT BEEN FEELING RIGHT I'M SO ASHAMED OF HOW WE'VE ALL BEEN TREATI NG CARRIE WHITE AM I CRAZY? AM I GETTING TOO UPSET? I'D NEVER DREN-I OF ASKING BUT YOU'VE NEVER FAILED !-IE YET

TO~~IT.LATELY,

DO ME A FAVOR . . . (CHRIS zeroes in on BILLY): Oh, Billy ... What now?

CHRIS BILLY

CHRIS I want you to路 do something for me:. Why don't you ask your Daddy?

BILLY

CHRIS DADDY CAN BUY ME ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU WON'T DADDY SUPPLIES ME WITH THE THINGS THAT YOU DON'T THERE'S NOTHING THAT DADDY EVER DENIES ME THERE'S JUST ONE WAY THAT DADDY NEVER. SATISFIES ME ~IT ~IT

ONLY YOU CAN DO IT ONLY YOU CAN REALLY GET DOWN TO IT THIS GIRL IS DESP'RATE C'MON AND SAVE HER BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY 路 DO ME A FAVOR OH, BABY DO t-IE A FAVOR SAY MA.YBE DO t.IE A FAVOR OBEY t-IE DO ~!E A FAVOR UH-HUH


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Do me a favor Do me a favor Do me a favor Do me a favor

TOMMY

C'monl Nothing's too good for my girl Sue What's wrong? Ask me for anything I'll do My best. I've been so worried cuz you're too Depressed. I would do anything for you. You know, I only want you to feel free Let go! I can assure you . it'.ll be No sweat! Anything you could want from me You'll 路get. You say the word and I'll agree. /

/ L . - - -' (OPEN UP SECTION HERM'or GIRLS & BOYS "DO ME A FAVOR" - - AND REPLIES)

." If you help me I could even up this debt And we could all give Carrie White A nigh't she won't forget.

Only you can do it Only you can really pull me through it . That girl Desp'rate! Come on. and save her To:nmy, Tommy, Tommy, Tommy Do me a favor

You know I can do it Let' 5 g.et down to i.t

.....

yeah yeah ,-


CHRIS

BILLY

GIRLS

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T here's something that Carrie < White will just have to learn j If she plays with fire then " she's. gonna get b~rned I want her To pay up For all that she's cost me And make her good and sorry that she ever crossed me Youive got to help me!!

V.../ . :.

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Do me a favor! ,

..

You always" ama"z e me with the way that" you think If I was your Daddy I would buy you a shrink But okay I'll do it You're my inspiration Just make sure you show me. your appreciation "You know I can do it Only you can do it Only you can really Let's get down to it pull me throu~h it This girl Yeah .... . "Is desperate Yeah ".... . C'mon arid save her Billy. Billy, Billy. llilly " Do me a favor

I

Do me a f3.vor! (cont.)


1-8-3

'1'OMMY

Do what? I

Who 'do you want

me to invite? I thought you'd be with me on Friday night But noll I know you're trying to do what's right But whoa I! I won't be taking Carrie Whi te J J Think of Car~ie; Carrie's rea lly ' had it rough I told her I was sorry But that's just not good enough

No go! I know!

If you help me

You know, I only want you to feel free Let go! I can assure you it'll be No sweatl Anything you could want from me You'll get. You say the word and baby

I could even up this debt And we could both give Carrie White A night she won't forget

I may Okay .â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ OKAY!

. ., OKAY!! !

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"BILLY

CHRIS

Do"me a favorl

Do me a favor!

There's something that Carrie White will just have to learn If she plays with fire then she's gonna get burned! I want her 1'0 pay up For all that she's cost me And make her good and sorry that she ever crossed me

Only I can do it!

Do me a favor!

Only I can really get down to it I'll be your white knight .. . ... - . . .: I'll be your savior Baby, baby, baby, baby I'll do your favor

ALL DON'T GET DISCOURAGED WHEN THE GOING GETS ROUGH WHO CAN YOU TURN TO WHEN YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH? I'M BEGGING I'M PLEADING I 'MDOWN ON MY KNEES IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME WELL, THEN, BABY! BABY! PLEASE!!

- r'o--'

- - ~ [) ~

(suspending, holding as we envelope the following scene, going right into -- )


ACT I SCENE 9: THE INVITATION As TOMMY addresses CARRIE: TOMl-1Y (cont) .• I know this is late notice, but if you don't have a date for the Prom, would you want to go with me? CARRIE (astonished) What?

What?

To the Prom.

TOMl-1Y It's next Friday, and --

DO ME A FAVOR ...

I don't like to be tricked.

KIDS (softly, b.g.) CARRIE (softly) I know who you go around with. (TOMMY looks over to :SUE, shrugs: see?) SUE

Just try ... Look, Carrie, I'm asking you.

TOMMY

CARRIE Why are you doing this? SUE Do it for me ... DO ME A FAVOR ...

KIDS (b.g.) Tb~!MY

I don't know.

.

Just say yes. SUE

Make her say yes ... KIDS (a little louder) DO 14E A FAVOR .•• . J

_

Do me a favor ...

CHRIS TO).jj\1Y

Say yes. MARGARET


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TOMMY Say yes.

Do it for me. SUE

Do it for me ... CHRIS Dome a favor . . . MARGARET Carietta! KIDS

(whispered)

DO ME A FAVOR! (And in that instant, CARRIE decides) : CARRIE Yes. (LIGHTNING and THUNDERCLAP) -SUE Thank you. CHRIS Thank you. CARRIE Thank you.


ACT

I

SCENE 10: WHITE BUNGALOW CARRIE joins MARGARET. Outside, the storm worsens -- LIGHTNING, CLAPS OF THUNDER. CARRIE Momma? MARGARET Yes? CARRIE DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME I SHOULD TRY TO GET ALONG?

~jOMMA,

MARGARET lfuatever are you going on about, Carrie? us just sit here in peace.

Now quiet down and let

CARRIE .1 DON'T HAYE A LOT OF FRIENDS I WISH I COULD FIT RIGHT IN MARGARET CARL ETTA Being different is the Lord!s blessing. It is written 'He who hears my voice alone shall be saved . ' CARRIE MOMMA, CAN ' T WE STOP AND TALK THERE ' S THIS BOY NAMED TOMMY ROSS CARIETTA!

MARGARET

CARRIE I'VE BEEN INVITED TO THE PROM PROM?

MARGARET

CARRIE HE ASKED HE TWICE I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I SAID YES: GOSH, HE'S SO NICE BUT, MOMMA, I STILL HAVE TO ~~KE ~ DRESS NOW I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK SOHETHING IN PINK? . MOJ.IMA, I'M 5 CARE D I NEVER LEARNED HOW TO DANCE ! I'M SO UNPREPARED SO IYHA T SHOULD ! DO WHEN HE TAKES MY HA.NDS?


1-10-2 CARRIE (cont) THIS IS ALL I DREAMED IT COULD BE MOMMA, WHAT IF HE FALLS IN LOVE WITH ME? (MARGARET leaves CARRIE -her back on her)

turns

CARRIE His name is Tommy Ross and he's a very nice boy ... He's promised to stop in before and meet you .. and he'll have me home by midnight. It's next Friday ... I've said yes, Momma Momma, I've said yes. MARGARET (quietly, as if entering a trance) I REMEMBER HOW THOSE BOYS COULD DANCE PRESSING CLOSE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS THEY COULD SWEEP ME AWAY CARRIE Momma? MARGARET OH, HOW THOSE BOYS WERE DEJ.IONS OF ROMANCE IN THEIR CARS WE'D CHASE THE LIGHTS I KNOW JUST HOW BOYS WILL BEHAVE CARRIE You'll like this boy, Momma - - he isn't like the others. He's so sweet and so .. so polite .. he's nice, Momma: You'll like him, you'll see, really you will. (silence from ~~RGARET) Everyone isn't bad, Momma everything's not a sin. MARGARET OH, HOW YOUR FATHER WHISPERED IN ~~ EAR FIRST THE KISS- AND THEN THE TOUCH MIXING LIES WITH THE TRUTH HE WOULD SIGH AND TRY TO DRAW ME NEAR OH, HE'D SWEAR HE -CARED SO ~\uCH THAT'S WHAT THE BOYS DO THEY'LL MAKE PR01-1ISES THEY WILL BREAK YOUR HEART THEN THEY'LL LAUGH AT YOU WATCHING YOU FALL APART DON'T YOU THINK THAT I KNOW? DON'T YOU THINK THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE? IT'S THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD THAT WILL DRIVE THEM MAD CHASING YOU LIKE A WHORE YES! ! !


1-10-3

MARGARET (CORt). DON'T YOU K."IOW THE I R GAME? HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND? CAN'T YOU SEE SAT.II.N'S PASSION HAS ~lADE YOU BLIND? AND THIS BOY'S LI KE THE REST AND THEY'. RE ALL LIKE THE SERPENTS wHO CRAWL YOU CAN BEG ALL YOU WANT TO BUT I RECALL HOW YOUR FATHER CAME TO ME THAT NIGHT LIKE THE SNAKE WHO CAME TO EVE WITH THE LUST IN HIS EYES AND HE TOOK

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AND TOUCHED ME I TRIED TO FIGHT

SATAN ~~DE YOUR FATHER LEAVE BUT THE SIN NEVER DIES CARRIE

Momma, please stop!

MARGARET You're not going. I've already said yes, Momma. Then say no.

CARRIE

MARGARET' Say no or you'll never go back to that school again. CARRIE

Don't say. that, Momma.

MARGARET

The subject is closed.

CARRIE

Please talk to me, Momma.

MARGARET

Go to your closet.

CARRIE

No, Momma.路 Go to your closet and pray.

MARGARET (SHE opens the cellar door -- only for CARRIE to flex: it slams shut.)

No more praying, Momma.

CARRIE No more. t-IARGARET

Spawn of the devil! (coming toward her threateningly)


1-10-4

(As she storms toward her, CARRIE flexes -- and with one further WHoosH OF POWER, she levitates MARGARET into the air -- high over the apron of the stage). MARGARET (hissing)

Witch! Wiiitch!!!!

(louder, a bloodcurdling shriek) (FLAMES burst from CARRIE's hands. Then) :

CARRIE I AM NOT AFRAID OF YOU AT ALL I HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE I HAVE POWER I CAN USE NOTHING YOU CAN SAY OR DO WILL EVER STOP ME AGAIN!

CURTAIN


ACT II: PROM NIGHT


ACT II SCENE 1: HENTY'S PIG FARM Later that same night. The STORN rages -- RAIN, THUNDER, LIGHTNING. BILLY'S GOON SQUAD tumble out of the darkness. Followed by BILLY. And finally CHRIS: CHRIS I BELIEVE IN GETTING EVEN THAT'S WHAT I BEL I EVE BUT I JUST DON'T FORGIVE AND FORGET I DON'T TAKE NO ATTITUDE WHEN I KNOW I'VE BEEN SCREWED CARRIE WHITE'S GOT A LOT TO REGRET Shit, look at all these

Heey, piggies! -Yo, porkers! Piggie-wiggie! -Soo-ee! Soo-ee!

~!

BILLY GOONS (interweaving)

Soo-ee!!!

CHRIS SWEET REVENGE REQUIRES PLANNING I'VE DONE ALL I CAN BUT NOW I NEED A MAN WITH YOUR SKILL YOU'VE GOT ALL THE BASICS DOWN NOW WE CAN GO TO TOWN SO LET'S START MOVING IN FOR THE KILL GO GO GO OH, BABY, SHOW ME HOW I WAI"T . i'r'HAT I WANT NOW! Keep your tits on, baby.

BILLY CHRIS

e'mon, Billy. Do what? What I want.

Do it. BILLY CHRIS


BILLY WHAT DO YOU, WHAT DO YOU, WHAT DO YOU WANT? WAY DOWN DEEP INSIDE THAT ROCK YOU CALL A HEART DO YOU REALLY WANT TO FINISH WHAT YOU'RE ASKING ME TO START? CUZ THIS IS REAL SICK SOME TRICK! YOU'VE GOT YOUR PLAN PERFECTED BUT WHAT ABOUT THE UNEXPECTED? YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOUR NICKEL BUYS WHEN YOU GRAB A BOX OF CRACKERJACKS AIm OPEN UP THE PRI ZE IS IT WHAT YOU THOUGHT? I BET NOT! REMEMBER GO TOO FAR AND THERE'S NO TURNING BACK REMEMBER CRACKERJACK CRACKERJACK Please, Billy, now. Says who?

Do it now!

CHRIS BILLY

CHRIS Says me ! ! Says me! THERE'S A STORN INSIDE MY BRAIN A RAGING HURRICANE BUT I BET YOU COULD ~~DLE THE FLOOD YOU KNOW ME: THERE'S HELL TO PAY I F I DON'T GET MY WAY AND I'M NOT OUT FOR KICKS, I' M OUT FOR BLOOD GO Cri1A 4 ': ~ GO x ,d T~c tj,!3l.5;l'S]. . ·:::::.. . '. / ' rv' - ~ , II.£' / / (// /,/ ., .GO .<.',/1., .,..."" / /G/'/.'/ '1' . ', . .: ~I OH, BABY, SHOW ME HOW / ;;, ~ (YJ...(c hi", f~/~yl 'j' !; ''I'v I WANT THAT BLOOD RIGHT NOW! !Y eo-;- .y.,c.- /51o):.;lll'J (l':,! ~,t'.,-,/...;...,L.. Ple as e, Billy, I ' ll do ' anything . . Anything . Do it ~!t. ;; i ' c fD J)

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BILLY (cont) YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOUR NICKEL BUYS ~HEN YOU GRAB A BOX OF CRACKERJACKS fu~D OPEN UP THE PRIZE it IS IT WHAT YOU THOUGHT?? I BET NOT!! REMEMBER GO TOO FAR AND THERE'S NO .TURNING BACK REMEMBER: CRACKERJACK CRACKERJACK REMEMBER GO TOO FAR AND THERE'S NO TURNING BACK REMEMBER: CRACKERJACK CRACKERJACK f I~ . 1"c. /i',:/CL/ .~ (DANCE BREAK~ into): il/\JJ

~BILLY

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOUR NICKEL BUYS WHEN YOU GRAB A BOX OF CRACKERJACKS AND OPEN UP THE PRIZE IS IT WHAT YOU THOUGHT?? I BET NOT!! RE~lEMBER GO TOO FAR AND THERE'S NO TURNING BACK REMEMBER: CRACKERJACK CRACKER,J'ACK RE~~MBER GO TOO FAR AND THERE'S NO TURNING BACK . RnlEMBER: CRACKERJACK CR.A.CKERKACK , , . ., ::.: . : _, r- ~ A.:~ / " f. {/ CHRIS Now, Billy -- now! I!!

GO

CHRIS

GO GO OH, BABY SHOW . ME HOI'l I WANT . WHAT I

WANT NOW!

(BILLY raises the sleageham~er over his head -- the sound of the PIGS squealing below. One more GIANT FLASH OF LIGHTNING as the whole sky turns blood-purple, highlighting them in a hellish silhouette as he brings the hammer down) : NOW!!! ! !

BILLY

(BLACKOUT).


ACT TWO SCENE 2: GYMNASIUM Out of the darkness that was the storm now comes a GIANT STAR -carried by members of the Prom Decoration Committee. As it's hoiste d up to become part of "Heaven," we find SUE the center of gossip:

GIRLS 1. Did you hear all the rumors flying? 3. Tommy and who? 2. Could you die? 4. Sue's in tears 6. Tommy said, "So long!" 5. Made her cry 7. What will Carrie wear? 8. I heard Chris might surprise us!

3. Finally washiIl9 .her hair 9. Gardner's mad cuz she thinks Sue's lying 10. Threw a fit 1. Was ' there a fig!

2. Sue might smile

but there's something WRONG

3. What a twit!

OTHERS: WRONG \'1RONG OTHERS: Something's got to be wrong

8. Chris is great at disguises No shit! SUE TOMMY STILL LOVES HE ••. WHAT CAN I SAY? I ONLY PRAY THAT CARRIE ?.AS FUN AT THE PROM OTHER GIRLS THE THE THE THE

PROM PROM PROM PROM

SUE SURE, I KNOW, EVERYBODY'S TALKING I DON'T CARE; LOOK IT'S JUST ONE NIGHT THIS MIGBT MAKE CARRIE FEEL GOOD AFTER ALL, WHAT WE DID WAS SHOCKING MAYBE NOW I CAN SET THINGS RIGHT ME? NO ... I'M .. . . . . . . . . . . REAL GOOD


II-2-2

OTHERS THIS IS ONE NIGHT I'LL NEVER FORGET 3 GIRLS WE'VE NEVER SEEN A SCANDAL AS GOOD AS THIS 3 GIRLS I WANNA SEE IF TOMMY AND CARRIE KISS 3 GIRLS I'LL BE THERE EARLY; OH, I DON'T WANNA MISS ONE SINGLE MOMENT OF BLISS ALL

THE PROM!!! GARDNER Sue. A,... rea:)...lY ni.c ethin9: You've done the right thing, /'

What's the matter, Sue?

/'

'

CHRIS Trouble in paradise?

TOMMY You sure you want -to go through with this? Yes.

Yes.

SUE

TOMMY I'll make it up to you, I promise. SUE It's no big deal. TOMMY I'll miss you. - SUE It ' s what I want. TOMMY Yeah, sure. SUE Tommy! TOM.'1Y But Senior Prom -- of all nights! SUE ONE NIGHT JUST FOR ONE NIGHT IT'S A SACRIFICE I FEEL I OUGHTA MAKE I'M OKAY, I'LL BE SWELL AND I SWEAR THAT IT'S NOT LIKE MY HEART'S GONNA BREAK


II-2-3

SUE (cont) 1'1>1 FINE LONG AS YOU'RE STILL MINE (SHE kisses him on the lips; then gives him a gentle shove, and HE exits . Alone now) : SUE WHITE STAR WHY AREN'T YOU SHINING? YOU HANG ALL ALONE LIKE A TEAR IN THE SKY NIGHT STAR COULD YOU BE PINING FOR SOME OTHER STAR YOU COULD DANCE WITH ON HIGH? HEAVEN

THERE'S HEARTACHE IN HEAVEN I GUESS HEAVEN KNOWS THAT MY -LOVE IS SO FAR AWAY BRIGHT STAR MY SILVER LINING I WISH YOU 路COULD BRING HIM BACK TO STAY HOPES AND DREAMS CAN VANISH I-IITH THE DAWN YOU BLINK AND THEy'RE GONE IT'S THE CHANCE LOVERS TAKE BABY BABY WE HAD IT ALL BUT ANGELS CAN FALL AND HEARTS CAN BREAK HEAVEN YOU PROMISED ME HEAVEN HOW CAN MY LOVE FIND ME HERE WITH THE MOON SO DIM? BRIGHT STAR PLEASE KEEP ON SHINING AND SHINE- 'TIL I'M FINALLY BACK WITH HIM


ACT TWO SCENE 3A: CARRIE'S ROOM Prom Night. A nervous CARRIE stands in her slip, staring at herself in the mirror, trying to work up her courage: CARRIE I'LL CLOSE MY EYES AND SUDDENLY HE'LL BE THERE HANDSOME ~~D WISE AND PROB'LY -[she breaks off] Oh god, I'm so scared -- so scared ••• [MUSIC resumes. SHE looks at herself again]: WUAT COULD GO WRONG? I SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR 'THE WORST BUT WHAT IF I'M STRONG MY LOVELY BALLOON DOESN'T HAVE TO · BURST IF I CONCENTRATE I MIGHT FIND THAT THE ONLY DEMONS ARE ALL IN MY mND [PULSING TEMPO now as she fantasizes]: WAS IT HIS VOICE? WAS IT HIS SMILE? I HAVEN'T FELT SO WONDERFUL IN QUITE A WHILE ALL OF THIS , TIME THERE WAS JUST ME MAYBE HE'S A PREVIEW OF HOW GOOD MY . LIFE COULD BE I'M NOT ALONE , SOMEBODY' S FREED ME FRO!>! THI S LONELY TOWER SOMEBODY'S BY MY 'SIDE AS I FACE THE UNKNOWN I'M NOT ALONE SPEAKING HIS NAME , I'VE NEVER FELT SUCH POWER BEFORE cuz I '~I NOT ALONE ANy}!ORE [As she continues, SHE begins to use ,her powers playfully. She flexes -- and her hairbrush comes to 11fe. Then her shoes, her lip~ stick. Finally, as the fantasy reaches its peak, she makes her PROM DRESS rise and float in the air, dance with her]


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CARRIE (cent) WHERE THERE WAS ONE NOW THERE ARE TWO THAT'S THE KIND OF ~~GIC ONLY LOVE CAN DO THINKIN' OF HIM THRILLS ME SO l>IUCH I COULD MOVE A MOUNTAIN NOW WITH JUST A SINGLE TOUCH I'M NOT ALONE SOMEBODY'S FREED ME FROM THIS LONELY TOWER SOMEBODY'S BY MY SIDE AS I FACE THE UNKNOWN I'M NOT ALONE SPEAKING HIS NAME I'VE NEVER FELT SUCH POWER BEFORE cuz I'M NOT ALONE ANYMORE .I KEEP FLOATING TWO FEET OFF THE GROUND I FORGET MY FEARS WHEN HE'S AROUND HEARTACHES, HEARTBREAKS THEY DON'T BOTHER ME AS LONG AS THERE'S SOMEONE WHO CARES 路 THEN I'LL NEVER BE ALONE . NO MORE LONELY TOWER SO~IEBODY' S BY MY SIDE AS I FACE THE UNKNOWN I'M NOT ALONE SPEAKING HIS NAME I'VE NEVER FELT SUCH POWER BEFORE cu~ I'M NOT ALONE ANYMORE


ACT II SCENE 3B - SAME (MARGARET enters -- the DRESS falls to the floor) MARGARET Give me the dress. CARRIE No . We'll burn it together.

MARGARET CARRIE

No, Momma. MARGARET He's not coming. He is coming, Momma ..

CARRIE

MARGARET He musn't come, don't you understand. CARRIE I don't want to fight with you, Momma. MARGARET My mother •.. she had the power .•. CARRIE Go away, Momma. MARGARET The Devil's power ... · CARRIE I don't want to hear it; Momma; MARGARET Sin ... It's not sin, Momma -- it's fun.

CARRIE Look (SHE flexes -- levitates the handmirror, whirls it in a pattern)

God forgive her!

MARGARET The Lord is not mocked! CARRIE

Fun . Momm" .

Fun.


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MARGARET You ' re a witch. CARRIE I 'm Carrie, Momma. TO~1MY'

Carrie! It's not too late

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I don't want to stay I'll say you're sick!

S VOICE (0. s.)

MARGARET you can stay here with me. h~re

CARRIE with you. I want to gd to the Prom.

MARGARET I'll say you changed your mind! (CARRIE flexes MARGARET -pinning her against the wall) CARRIE

You'll say nothing, Momma, I should never have had you. Why did you, Momma?

MARGARET CARRIE ~IARGARET

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I should never have let you live. Why did you,

Morr~a?

Carrie?

CARRIE TOMMY (0.5.) (CARRIE releases MARGARET; then):

I love you,

CARRIE ~lomma.

(SHE exits with the dress, leaving MARGARET alone). ",:ARGARET LOVE CAN BE UNKIND DREfu~S CAN FALL APART ONCE I LOVED A BOY WHO BROKE ~IY HEART I WAS SO NAIVE ALL ~IY LI FE I'D SPENT ALONE SUDDENLY THIS MAN APPEARS AND SPEAKS OF THINGS I'D NEVER KNOWN


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MARGARET .(cont) HE HAD A TOUCH LIKE FIRE I ONLY P~~YED I COULD RESIST AND, Iv"RONG OR RIGHT, I SWALLOWED ALL OF HIS LIES AND THEN, ONE NIGHT, I LOST MYSELF IN HIS EYES AND I LIKED IT! I LIKED IT! ONCE THE DEED WAS DONE ONCE YOUR FATHER HAD HIS WAY NOTHING I COULD DO WOULD MAKE HIM STAY STILL I FELT HIS HANDS IN MY DREAMS I CALLED HIS NAME IN MY WOl-IB I CARRIED STILL THE FRUIT OF EVERLASTING SHA.\IE YOU WERE MY ONLY CRIME ALL OF THE WORLD COULD SEE MY SIN I FEARED SO LONG THE EVIL MIGHT COME AGAIN IF I'D BEEN STRONG, I MIGHT HAVE ENDED IT THEN BUT I LOVED YOU! (GOD HELP ME) I LOVED YOU! NOW- I'VE SEEN THE SIGNS PRAYER HAS FINALLY- MADE ME WISE I MUST CLEANSE YOUR SOUL IN PARADISE OR THE SIN NEVER DIES (FADE OUT on

~~RGARET

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we go to):


ACT II SCENE 4: THE

GY~rnASIUM

Transformed now into "Heaven." We come in on a spectacular DANCE NUMBER (instrumental) which leads into the KIDS performing WOTTA NIGHT: KIDS AWRIGHT! V WOTTA NIGIfI"! DONCHA FEEL THE SKY

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TURNIN~?

. OH, CH I L);!: DRIVE ~!E WILl).DONCHA SEE THE STARS BURNiNi'?

~ AWRIGHT! WOTTA NIGHT! CAN'T YOU HEAR MY HEART TICKING? OH, LA YO MA MA . I'M ALIVE AND I'M KICKING TONIGHT -

(The MOTTO resumes -- then back into the VERSES and hand-clapping CHORUS which builds to): . • OH, LA YO MA 1-1A I'M ALIVE AND I'M KICKING TONIGHT (Everyone freezes as CARRI E - ~ bre.thtaking vision iri her prom dress -- and TOMMY enter) Am I all right?

CARRIE TOI-!MY

You ' re beautiful. (And the number culminates): KIDS WOTT A NIGHT! ! ! (The GIRLS converge around CARRIE, the BOYS around TOMMY -- separat- , ing them. CRISS-CROSS their buzzing -- CARRIE and TOMNY so taken with each other that they hear none of it):

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GIRLS

Carrie???

-God, Carrie ••• You look great! -Love your dress, Carrie •.•

Where'd you buy it? -Made it? I"t""S"rea 1- l v. --

BOYS Hey, Tommy --Is that Carrie? Lookin' good ••• -Who'd have thought •• ? How'd you get so lucky? -Just look at ·her She's· really

TOMMY ... beautiful.

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(HE pin~on the corsage he brought her . MOsIC of "Unsuspecting Hearts" begins , and as · the other KIDS move off to dance, they ' re alone agairi). TO~n-1Y

Will you dance? CARRIE Not yet. TOMMY

Do you realize that's the first time you haven't said no? (HE goes off. CARRIE, very much in a~e, taking in everything, looks around. Behind her, GARD!liER appear.s; a gentle reminder in her ear): GARDNER

SO ~ll.XY YEARS YOU CRIED YOUR TEARS ALONE FRIGHTE~ED THAT LIFE MIGHT PASS YOU BY 1\011' HE APPEARS SOl>lEONE WHO CARES FOR YOU THIS IS NO TI~lE TO QUESTION hliY

LOVE CAN FIND YOU h~EN YOU LEAST EXPECT FUNNY HOI'I TWO LIVES CONNECT THAT'S HOI'I IT STARTS TWO UNSUSPECTING HEARTS LET S OM EO ~ E I N GIVE SOMEO NE HALF A CHANCE MAYBE HE'S WAITED JUST FOR YOU ONCE YOU BEGIN 11 COULD BE PARADISE MAYBE YOUR DREAMS JUST MIGHT COME TRUE

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GARDNER AND YOU NEVER KNOW HOW LOVE MIGHT GROW ONCE YOU SHARE YOUR FIRST HELLO THAT'S HOW IT STARTS TWO UNSUSPECTING HEARTS CARRIE Oh, Miss Gardner -- you look so pretty. You, too, Carrie.

GARDNER You look beautiful.

CARRIE I don ' t.. not really •• but thank ·you, .anyway. GARDNER

It's true.

(a beat) So -- is it everything you dreamed? CARRIE EVERYTIME THAT TOMMY SPEAKS TO ME I HAVE TO CATCH MY BREATH NOW THERE'S FIREWORKS IN MY HEAD IT'S ALL HAPP'NING LIKE YOU· S~ID GARDNER -& CARRI E IT'S LIKE MAGIC HOW YOUR SPIRIT SOARS ONCE YOU FEEL HIS HAND IN YOURS THAT'S HOW IT STARTS TWO UNSUSPECTING HEARTS (MUSICAL FANFARE ; then) ANNOUNCER Ladies a nd gentlemen -- ladies and gentlemen -- it's time to vote for the King and Queen. Everyone, please -- we'd like you all to cast your notes. ("Heaven" now . as TOMMY returns back b~ her · side) C'mon, we're going to dance.

TOMMY

CARRIE I can ' t -- · I'd feel out of place. Not with me, you won't. I've ne ver I'll sh ow you, it's easy.

TOMMY One dance. CARRIE TOMMY


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I can't --

CARRIE (but he's already got her out there)

Tommy, 1 can't

TOMMY TWO HANDS JOINING IN ONE DANCE WE OON'T FEEL THE FLOOR CUZ WE FLOAT LIKE A STAR TWO FEET MOVING TO ONE BEAT WE DON'T TRAVEL FAR AND YET LOOK WHERE WE ARE HEAVEN IT'S ALMOST LIKE HEAVEN I'M HERE WITH THE MOON AND THE NIGHT AND I'M HERE WITH YOU TWO HEARTS THAT'S HOW TRUE LOVE STARTS IT STARTS WHEN YOU FEEL THE WAY I DO SOMETIMES FEELINGS CATCH US UNAWARE YOU BLINK AND THEY'RE THERr AT LEAST THAT'S ~OW -IT FEELS YOU'VE BEWITCHED ME I DON'T KNOW HOW SUT RIGHT HERE AND NOW I'M HEAD OVER HEELS IN HEAVEN IT ' S ALMOST LIKE HEAVEN I NEVER DREA MED I COULD FEE L WHAT I FEEL FOR YOU TWO HEARTS THAT'S HOW TRUE LOVE STARTS 路 IT STARTS WHEN YOU FEEL THE WAY I DO ANNOUNCER La dies and gentlemen -- ladies and gentlemen! For the first time in t he history of the prom, we've gbt a tie! It's between Dave Majors and Laurie Tyler and Tommy Ross and Carrie White! (Silence -- shocked, then buzzing; and then APPLAUSE -- as we _see CHRIS~nd BILLY; then):


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CARRIE They're not applauding for us. It can't be for us. TOMMY It

isn't.

It's for you.

ANNOUNCER We're going to have a run-off ballot. Please vote for your favorite couple for King and Queen. SUE WHITE STAR WHY AREN'T YOU SHINING? YOU HANG ALL ALONE LIKE A TEAR IN THE SKY NIGHT STAR COULD YOU BE PINING FOR SOME OTHER STAR YOU COULD DANCE WITH ON HIGH? MARGARET CARRIE. YOU WERE ALL I HAD AND ALL I EVER LOVED GARDNER TWO HEARTS THAT'S HOW TRUE LOVE STARTS IT STARTS WHEN HE FEELS THE WAY YOU DO . (As a ballot is handed to TOMMY): Don' t. .. What? Don't vote for us . Why not? Just don't.

CARRIE TOMMY CARRIE . TOMMY CARRIE

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We should vote for ourselves

CARRIE We shouldn't!

We should!

But they're all so pretty!

TO!'~MY

SUE

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But Carrie, you're so pretty, too

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It's true! Yes! WelL .• "hat should we do? I say what the hell! C'mon! (B01li)

T omny-! "''HAT 11iE HELL!

- - - -_.__._- 'vi!!at's he sayi!!g? ~oes

he like her?

I miss him more t ha..'1. I lL"'!~w I'o:l1my, w::at r..asve I cc!:e? :: ';n t~ e or. e \.,ri".o si:c'.ll =' ':'s.:-:ce with you!!

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Watch them dancing How he holds her No, I'm gonna stay

Tommy, hold me, tell me it's so

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Two hearts That's how true love starts It starts when·-.he feels The wa)' you do.

Who's the King? Who could be the Queen? Loorl: around T~is is Wonderland coming tr~e.

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Oh, this, is great l

Why can't we wait? \-,ait!

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that she's smilingl I hate that she's happy at all. Le t t he bl ood fall! T

You only think. of you! _

Car~ie ,

! ~u st ~eed ~J Lc~d I must 'vi el d his sword

I ' ll show her who!s boss

Do you know whae you ' re doing?

I'll get my kicks '

This is so sick !

I 'M sick and I'M eired and I 'm ready to ' rip like a flood 1'm Q\lt for bl ood!

You'll get \1:::at you deserve!

Sick!

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SUE

TOMMY

You told me You loved JIle What about forever?

I-IEAVEN

FINAlLY HEAVEN

FINAlLY HEAVEN

What about all the plans we made?

] NEVER DREAl-IED I COOLD

I NEVER DREAMED I cruLD

FEEL hrlAT 1 FEEL FOR YaJ

What happens to me?

Two hearts

Wlll you be returning?

That's how true love starts

And '01111 there be a day A day we flnally say I do?

It starts when you feel the way I do !

HEAVEN HEAVEN OH, WOTTA NIGHT:

HEAVEN HEAVEN OH, I.OTTA NIGHT:

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HEAVEN HEAVEN

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CERIS

Givc 'cr hcll! .

Cive 'er hell!

;ch me &ive 'cr hell !

\latch me

I'll lllalte her pay!

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I'll

nighcmare, so be there on cue

ib i_ queen will be bloody does it the wa y I dol

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hLAVEN

OR, WOTTA NIGRTl

her pay!

all I had

And all I ever loved

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give ' er hell !

Carrie, you were

Th.y'll get a real scarc, a nightmare. I'll be there on cue

Carric I do Love you

Thi5 queen will be bloody Nobody does it the way I do!

HEAVEN HEAVEN OH, WOTTA NIGHTl

HEAVEN EE.A.VEN OH, WOTTA NIGh'Tl


ACT II SCENE 5: THE WHITE HOME An enormous white staircase. MARGARET at the top. She descends . toward CARRIE, at first singing a capella: MARGARET BABY, DON'T CRY NOW NO MORE TEARS MOMMA WILL SAVE YOU FROl-1 ALL YOUR

HARS

LOO LULLABYE Noi~ MOMMA. IS HERE (MUSIC joining) CARRIE ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT I LOVE YOU MY LOVE IS SO DEEP MY .CARRIE SI-IILE AT THE ANGELS UP ABOVE YOU AND SLEEP , BABY, SLEEP . TENPER AND WARf.1 NOW SWEET AND MILD NOTHI NG' 5 50 PERFECT AS MOMf.IA '"S CHILD SAFE FROM THE STORM NOW DREAM AWHILE CARRIE ALWAYS RE~~EMBER THAT I LOVE YOU MY LOVE IS SO DEEP MY CARRIE SMI LE AT THE ~~ GELS UP ABOVE YOU AND SLEEP , BABY, SLEEP CARRIE I l ove you, Momma. J

l ove y ou, Carrie. BABY, DON'T CRY NOW . ... LOO LULLABYE NOW . . . BABY, DON'T CRY .. . '

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MARGARET (stabbing her) (quieter) (just a whisper) CARRIE 路 (gently)


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(SHE r"eaches up and touches MARGARET. Flexes one last time -- and in a combination of love and destruction, kills her. An indelible, incandescent image. Dying, CARRIE crawls her way toward us down the 5 tairs; SHE "r eaches SUE who gathers her up in her lap, trying to comfort and soothe her as best she can. And on this final" image, as CARRIE reaches out toward us with her hand

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Carrie the Musical script