Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Monologue Mania Day # 252 by Janet S. Tiger The Lobster Story Oct. 22, 2014

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Monologue Mania Day  # 252 by Janet S. Tiger   The Lobster Story  Oct. 22, 2014 
                                                   The Lobster Story
                               (from Time Travel Cafe - expanded today for a fuller backstory)
                              A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved

                       (Guy walks out and takes a big drink of coffee, puts down the cup, wipes his mouth)

(Hard to say)  You see, my Dad walked out on us when I was five, and I swore I would never do that to my kids.  And now look at me, I'm doing the same thing.  Ok, my boy's 10, does that mean I get a prize for waiting an extra five years?  But I can't stay with her!  I mean, I don't think I can.....I feel like, like a ……a lobster.... 
                     (He looks at the waitress)
I see you laughing, but you know how they cook lobsters in fancy restaurants?  They put em into warm water, so the lobster is happy, cause it's like a hot tub, and the lobster starts looking around - look at all these cute girl lobsters!  What a great night!  For a very few minutes everything is just perfect, the water, the one ever knows what's about to happen....
And then the heat is turned up....
              (He takes off his tie.)
And the lobster starts thinking, hmm,  forget about the girls, better get out of here, it's getting too hot for me, and he tries to climb out and .......
               (Getting desperate)
….there's no way out!  The walls are too slippery, and it's damn hot now.....and then...
                (He is frantic now, looking for a way out, his shirt is off)
And then, you feel it's getting beyond hot, that you have that mortgage, and your wife wants a new car, which you can't really afford, but you say yes because maybe one of those girls in the office who just got outta school, and she's real cute maybe you want her to see you in a new car......
                (He puts his hands on a wheel, drives around the stage)
So you give your wife your old car.....and then.....and then she takes the car one day and finds something in there ....under the seat maybe......
                (He takes a pair of fancy lady's underpants from his pocket)
And that's're boiled.  It's the same story, the same lobster........
                (He goes to the table, sits, his head is heavy)
You know how it ends.....delicious for someone, but.....

                (His head is almost on the table)
Not so good for the lobster......
               (His head drops on the table.  Lights out.  End of scene)

Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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