Monday, April 27, 2015

Monologue Mania Day #438 A Good Day for a Hanging by Janet S. Tiger Apr. 26, 2015

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 Monologue Mania Day #438 A Good Day for a Hanging by Janet S. Tiger  Apr. 26, 2015                                                      A Good Day for a Hanging
                                A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved                                                                               

           (Actor comes onstage, dressed in black, holding a thick rope in hands.  Yes, a rope one might use....for a hanging.  Holds it up to admire, looks into the crowd, smiles.)

Yes, this is perfect.

           (Touches the rope lovingly)

I'm so glad you could come!  I need all the help I can get......  I knew it would be...difficult.....and you, my friend, you  are going to assist me....that's why I asked you of course, I knew you like this type of thing......Ooh, it's as if my whole life is just a preamble, leading up to this moment!

           (Looks, is surprised)

What are you doing, trying to leave so soon?  We haven't even begun!

           (Smiles and laughs)

Oh, I am so brilliant!  And original!

          (Looks around the room)

Which one of these beams would be right for this.....

           (Goes to throw the rope up on the beam)

I guess I'll need a box.....something sturdy to stand on.....

What are you looking at me like that?  Haven't you ever seen a wonderful idea come to life?  (Gets excited)  Haven't you ever been in the presence of...GENIUS?

          (Takes a deep breath, whirls around in ecstasy, slowly stops)

I have all the other junk in boxes, you can help me carry it in.....

         (Listens, shakes head)

From the car, silly.  I took all my old stuff, odds and ends, that weird three-wheeled bicycle and the blender that melted and the petrified mouse that I couldn't part with and I am displaying it here in the world's first.......Clutter Art!  This rope will be perfect to hang the wooden box filled with old hangers!

Let's go!  Chop Chop!

         (Turns to leave, stops, listens, is surprised, looks at the rope)

Well what did you think I was going to use this for?

          (Exits while muttering.....congratulations to a dear friend on a great opening....of real art!)

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

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