The Street - Midnight
(Tony is calling for Chino to kill him too. Maria
steps out of the darkness. Then another figure
appears: Chino. As Maria and Tony run to each
other, Chino shoots Tony, and he stumbles.
Maria watches him and cradles him in her arms.
Other Jets, Sharks and girls run on).
Hold my hand and we're halfway there.
Hold my hand and 1''ll take you there.
Hold my hand and I'll take you there,
(He dies. After a moment Maria gently rests him
on the floor and lightly brushes his lips with
her fingers. Krupke, Doc and other adults have
MARIA (softly, privately): Te adoro, Anton.
(She kisses him gently. Two Jets and two Sharks
lift up Tony's body and carry him out. The others
fall in behind to make a procession. Maria sits
quietly. At last, she gets up and, despite her
tears, lifts her head proudly and turns to follow
the others. The adults are left alone.)