Saturday, January 14, 2017

Monologue Mania Day #1067 Just Suppose (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 14, 2017

Welcome to Monologue Mania- one new free* monologue a day- -and still going!

            first   year -  Feb. 13, 2014 - Feb. 12, 2015  second year -  Feb. 13, 2015 - Feb. 12, 2016  third year -  Feb. 13, 2016 -  today!           *********                                                        
I've continued with a monologue a day until the spirit moves me to stop, so if you have any ideas for a monologue you want me to write, please let me know at
If you just started this blog and want to read the earlier monologues- for a list of the titles and blurbs from each                                                                                                                                              day, click here  There are now over 1050!
Get  more great  award-winning monologues -
 If you'd like to write your own monologues, I happen to have a book for that -
Thank you for your comments - and for liking and sharing this site.  Wishing you much success!
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Monologue Mania Day #1067 Just Suppose (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 14, 2017
                                   Just Suppose
                                       A monologue   by Janet S. Tiger 
                                      © all rights reserved

         (The older woman comes forward timidly.  She looks around, and the others encourage her. 'Go, Gina....' She sits very primly in the wheelchair)

(Very careful)  Oh, this is always so difficult for me.  I never liked talking in front of the class in school.  That's why I went into research, so I wouldn't have to talk.  My uncle, he's the one I take care of, he encouraged me to go into science.  He was wonderful.  I love him so much.  

         (She starts to twitch a little, grabs herself)

For 85 he does very well, and I am so happy for that.  I mean, I don't mind taking care of him....

         (Clark interrupts her-  'And his money' - the others stop him and Jeannie makes him apologize)

Thank you, Jeannie, you know what I mean, everyone, there is something amazing when you are taking care of another person, they love you so much, and appreciate you.....

        (She looks at the others)

Well, maybe not everyone......and sometimes, I feel guilty when I get tired....especially now, when...well, the tide has turned.....

       (The others cheer and she raises her hand)

My uncle.....he can't do the toilet anymore...

CLARK -  So it's a tide....coming in.....a wet tide....

GINA-  Oh, it's not so bad with the Depends and all.....

        (The others agree that Depends are the best invention next to sliced bread .....)

GINA -  And he has gotten some help at night......but here's the thing that you could call my was something I saw on a TV show...or maybe it was in the newspaper, sometimes I can't remember....

Anyhow.........It said that someone alive today would be the first person to live to 1000 years old....

        (She changes completely, jumping up, eyes blazing)

(Very loud)  How could they do that!  I mean, how are we all going to do it!  Who is going to be taking care of everybody for 1000 years!  My God, sometimes I wonder how I'm gonna do this if he lives another year....another month.....another week, another day!

          (She waves her hands around)

What if my uncle is the one who's gonna last a thousand years!  What if I have to take care of him for A THOUSAND YEARS!   I mean, what if his money runs out....what if my money runs out?  What if I RUN OUT?

         (Breathing heavily, she completely collapses into the chair, takes a deep breath)

I feel better now.  That's what I love about it here.....I can say anything......

JEANNIE - You do realize, your uncle may not live that long....

GINA -  Yes, I do.....

CLARK -  And YOU may not live that long....

GINA -  Of's just some doesn't seem like a DAILY  dilemma, it seems more ETERNAL dilemma...

        (The others laugh as she gets up and returns to her seat, turns back)

GINA -  Maybe we won't all live that long.....but .....just suppose.....

        (End of scene)


Note: A few words about 'free' -  all these monologues are protected under copyright law and are free to read, free to perform and video as long as no money is charged. Once you charge admission or a donation, or include my work in an anthology, you need to contact me for royalty 
Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315      
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8