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True Friendship

TRUE FRIENDSHIP 1

So much of me is made of what I learned from you. You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have re-written mine by being my friend…

Elphaba
TRUE FRIENDSHIP 2

Glinda! Is it true– you were her friend?!

Person in crowd

 

Well, it depends on what you mean by ‘friend.’

Glinda

True:
1: steadfast, loyal
2: fully realized or fulfilled

Friendship:
1: a relationship between friends; a mutual state of support and trust between allies
2: the quality or state of being friendly

Recall three moments or characters in WICKED that exemplify “True Friendship.” What about these moments or characters exemplifies “True Friendship” to you?

Identify someone in your own life who exemplifies “True Friendship” to you and others. What about this person’s actions or characteristics exemplifies “True Friendship” to you?

When have you encountered examples of “True Friendship” in your community? What thoughts or feelings arise when you recall these moments? List three ways that you continually practice “True Friendship” in your community, home, and personal life.

What It Means to Be a Friend” and “Am I in a Healthy Relationship?” from KidsHealth.org, “Making Good Friends” from HelpGuide.org, and Love Has No Labels have resources and tools for learning more about “True Friendship.”

We encourage you to visit these sites and explore!

“I think a moment that exemplifies ‘True Friendship’ is when Glinda steps in, using her popularity and privilege for good, at the Ozdust ballroom and begins to dance with Elphaba. In a small gesture she is able to stand with Elphaba and help the other students move toward accepting her rather than continuing to alienate her.”

– Jennafer Newberry, WICKED Company Member

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