Thursday, December 8, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #1030 Mothers and Daughters by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 8, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day #1030 Mothers and Daughters by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 8, 2016

                                      Mothers and Daughters 
                                  (Not) a monologue by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 8, 2016   all rights reserved 

          (Two women enter apartment, first the mother, followed by the daughter.)

MOTHER -  Honey, don't play in the dirt!  You'll get all....dirty!

DAUGHTER -  Mama, I'm 62, I don't play in the dirt, I was picking up the keys you dropped.

MOTHER  -  Keys?  Is that where they went?  My, God, I'd forget my own head if it wasn't glued on!

           (The daughter turns away)

DAUGHTER -  I think your head is over here under the bushes......oh that's terrible, I didn't say that, did I?

MOTHER -  Are you talking to yourself, dear?  That's not a good sign, you know, you look a little, well, nuts.

DAUGHTER -  Thanks, Mama, I'll try to remember/

MOTHER -  (singing)  Try to remember, and if you remember....

            (The daughter joins in)

MOTHER/DAUGHTER (very loud)- Then bellow!  Bellow bellow bellow!

MOTHER -  Remember when we'd sing that at the Girl Scout campouts when your grandmother was still alive?  Your grandmother would be the loudest one there.....and everyone loved her Italian pizza Smores - with the garlic bread --- and the cheese melted over the fire!

DAUGHTER -  How could I forget?

MOTHER -  Don't ask that question......the answer's easy!  Now where did I put my purse?

           (She starts searching)

DAUGHTER -  It's hanging up Mama, where you put it when you walked in the door.

            (The mother gets her purse, looks, starts to get agitated)

MOTHER -  I can't find my wallet!  With all my credit cards and money!  Did you steal it?

DAUGHTER-  It's safe, Mama......

MOTHER -  Good!  Because you know I'm going shopping tomorrow and I need it......

           (She gets up to exit, stops, looks back)

MOTHER -  It's so exciting!  I'm going shopping tomorrow!  My mama's coming and we're going on the streetcar!  Do you want to come with us?  All the other kids are going.....

           (She dances out, happy about the events of tomorrow)

DAUGHTER  -  (Deep sigh)  Of course I'll be there......because, now, I'm the mama, too....

            (Mother turns as she is leaving)

MOTHER -  What would I do without you, dear?

             (The mother send her a kiss, exits,) 

DAUGHTER -  Good question.......

             (Lights start to dim)         

DAUGHTER - Better question, what am I going to do without you......

           (Lights down)

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