Sunday, July 24, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #893 Really? (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) July 24, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day #893 Really? (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) July 24,  2016

   For more monologues and scenes from CAREGIVERS ANONYMOUS, please see Days # 268  
 270,  271 ,273  284   285286 314, 317   380  412  444  454, 455456,   473  474  475, 476, 483  484   513 514  566  566  569  666  - 692  - 702  - 714  777   778  782 - 783  797  802  812  820  874  -881 -889  and today's 893

                                              (for Caregivers Anonymous)
                                            (Not) A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   
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               (This will be close to the end of the play, when one of the other caregivers walks over to Savannah and confronts her)

CAREGIVER - Really?  Is that what you think?  You say you wanna do the dirty?  And when I say dirty, I mean the big dirty, the wipe-out, the kill!  You say you are thinkin' about puttin' your old man outta his misery? 
You know what I say?

(Shouting)  Bulla hunkey!  You heard me are fulla somethin and everybody here knows it.....and the big question you?

I mean, you know the real truth, that when you take care of somebody, the easy way out is murder, and no caregiver evah does anythin' easy!  Otherwise we wouldn't be takin care of folks!

Nah, you got a bigger problem, baby, and it has nothin' to do with killin' has to do with I right?  I am, I can be honest here, baby.....we are here for you, but if you ain't honest, we can't can't help yourself.....until you tell.....the truth!  Really the truth!

         (Savannah cannot stand the scrutiny, and she looks around the group, then stands and goes to the wheelchair, shaking her head)

SAVANNAH -(Southern accent)  Before he went Iraq the first time, he said the sargeant made all the men do several things. (Hard to say)  The first, they had to have wills ....and insurance.......and.....letters the ones they loved.......

And for those who wanted have children.....they had to prepare......and we did.....he left a...deposit at the bank....the sperm bank......oh, did we laugh about it, because you nevah wanna think about it for real.......and I nevah would be necessary....because he came back ok and all.....but then, after the accident, we nevah talked about it.....

         (She is in anguish)

You are right, I don't wanna kill him!  Even with everythin that’s gone on, with all the bad between us, I still…..I want him to be well.....back to what he was.....before......And I still, in spite of everything and even though I have no idea how this could possibly work! .....I still..... really…..wanna have his baby.....

        (Blackout on her.  End of scene)

Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

It's powerful, but I'm confused. Is it all one person talking, or are the last three paragraphs Savannahs?