Sunday, May 8, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #816 Growing Out by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 8, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day #816 Growing Out by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 8,  2016

                         Growing Out 
                                 A monologue by Janet S. Tiger  (c) 2016 all rights reserved
     (We hear a man's voice, Southern accent)

I usually don't work so late, but seein' as you are one a my best customers, I don't right there.....
     (A man in his late forties/early fifties comes out with a scissors and towel, looks at the audience and shudders)

(Southern accent)  Darling you do not look ready for a cut tonight - if anythin' you look ready for coffin prep!

Before we do anythin' maybe you should sit heah and I'll get you a nice drink....And I'm not talking water, honey......

      (He goes over and pours, brings it back)

That'll put the hair on your chest.....I love a man with a hairy chest....but maybe that's too hair of the dawg for you......oh, my friend, I think you need a little bitta advice from an old fiend.....and that's me.....

You are in what is known in psychiatric terms as a psychotic episode......or the more common...a crisis waitin' to happen..........


Me, when did I come out?  Out.......Oh, deah!  It's so long ago I can barely remember.....but, I guess, from when I was little, I knew....just like you did..... I guess....out means a lotta things...there are so many kinds runnin' out....before the people where I grew up killed me for bein' different......

And then there was first love....when it doesn't work end up movin' out......and you go nuts....and drink too find yourself dryin' out.....and you get a partner, and you think you can have some magical business with no problems, but you end up sellin' out.......

But the out I think happens when you age a bit, that is lahk the best outing......when you have been coloring your hair for too long and you just get sick of pretendin', so you let it start...growin' out......just a little....because you realize, at your roots, you can never hide the truth....what color you really are.....who you really love......

       (He looks at the audience, smiles)

Lemme getcha'll be asleep in a minute and it gets cold in here at night......

       (He turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Growin' out......from your roots.....back to your ain't easy, but if it were easy to go gray....and tell the truth....why, what job would I have?

        (He laughs and is ..not exiting but....going out.......)

Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
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