In Sleight of Hand, Jill sets out to encourage her boyfriend to toughen up against the elements of life in order to fight for what he wants.
JILL: That’s your problem. You don’t know how to go through life with a different outlook from the one you’ve always had. If one little thing happens, you dive right down into the dumps. You can’t keep on like that. You gotta toughen up, get wise, be humble and keep tryin’. What else have we got to do Doug, but try? Your complaining ain’t gettin’ us anywhere. It’s just wasting our precious time. For all one’s complaining, you could have come up with some great scheme instead, you coulda found some inspiration.
Your biggest problem isn’t making it happen, it’s whining about making it happen. Snap out of your fog Doug and stare this life of ours in it’s face and make it what you want it to be. Wishing won’t get us there. Will it?
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In the one act eplay Sleight of Hand, Jill and her boyfriend Doug are homeless and surviving by busking in the city streets. 1 Woman, 1 Man. Drama.