Study Guide

West Side Story Scene 11

Scene 11

Scene 11

"He did what?!"

  • Maria waits for Tony on the roof, but it's not Tony who scrambles up the catwalk to find Maria dancing in the moonlight.
  • Chino appears shaken and sweaty, his face bruised.
  • Chino tells Maria that Tony has killed Bernardo.
  • Maria flees, devastated, to her bedroom.
  • Tony sneaks in through the window.
  • He explains his side of the story as Maria pounds on his chest in a hopeless rage.
  • Maria understands what happened the moment he describes Riff's death at Bernardo's hands.
  • Tony and Maria sing "Somewhere," still hopeful that they can find a way out of their damaged world.

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