‘Footloose: The Musical’ (Ren): “We’ve both lost somebody.”

'Footloose: The Musical' by Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie

From: Musical

Type: Dramatic

Character: Ren McCormack is a witty, young guy who is trying to get over the loss of his father.

Gender: Male

Age Range: Teens | Late Teens

Summary: Ren has a heart-to-heart with Reverand Shaw

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REN: We both are. You and me. We’ve both lost somebody. And even though people say they understand, they don’t really. I bet you stop a hundred times a day and wonder “why?” I do. I wonder why’d my Dad leave? Was it something I did? Something I didn’t do? Could I have made him stay? Maybe I could bring him back? But I can’t. But I don’t have to tell you. You know what that’s like.  So, I guess I came to town frustrated and angry, and it felt really good to kick up a fuss. And I know it got people upset, and I’m sorry for that. But I’m just trying to move on. Cuz I’m so tired of looking back. (Shrugs.) And I can’t stand still.  Okay, look, I’m gonna go. I know you’re gonna do what you’ve gotta do – about the dance and all – but thanks for listening.

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