Mr. Capulet: Hey Romeo, how you doin’?
Romeo: Fine sir. And you?
Mr. Capulet: I’m doin’ okay. You in a hurry? The Jets are in the third quarter.
Romeo: Well, sir. Actually, I wondered if I could have a minute of your time.
Mr. Capulet: Romeo, I always got time for you. You’re like a son to me. I known you since First Holy Communion when you were this tall (hand hovers above chips and dip bowl.)
Romeo: Well, Sir. The thing is, I want to marry your daughter. If you’ll let me.
Mr. Capulet: Let you! What, are you fucking kidding me? I’d love for you to marry my daughter!
Romeo: Great, cause we’re really in love. And we’re neither of us seeing anybody else right now.
Mr. Capulet: Hey listen, this is gonna make Juliet’s mother so friggin’ happy. And I’m gonna throw you kids the biggest wedding this side of the Hudson. I got a friend who runs a hall in North Jersey.
Romeo: Great, cause we got lots of friends and cousins to invite.
Mr. Capulet: And Juliet’s nanny. She’s been with us since the beginning.
Romeo: Sure thing. Though I know my folks are gonna want to use our priest, Father Laurence.
Mr. Capulet: Not a problem! (rises from the sofa) Come ‘ere kiddo. (bear hug) I love you. And if you kids ever need anything, and I mean anything, you come to me. You got that?
Romeo: Yes sir.
Mr. Capulet: Now sit down here with me and have a beer. No caffeine for me. And I gave up cigarettes. But this one drink is my poison and I gotta have one every afternoon.
Romeo: I’d love to. But I gotta get to the drug store before it closes. So, I’m gonna go to the bottom of the stairs and see if Juliet’s ready yet. But sir, thank you again. I won’t let you down.
Mr. Capulet: Hey, never was there a story I would like more, than this of my Juliet and her Romeo. You make a beautiful couple. Take care kid. And make sure you have her home by dark.