Sunday, April 30, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1172 The Show Might Go On by Janet S. Tiger (c) April 30, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1172 The Show Might Go On by Janet S. Tiger (c) April 30, 2017         
                                            The Show Might Go On
                    ©Janet S. Tiger 2017 all rights reserved

           (The actress is haughty - and annoyed, a daunting combination)

Oh, you think I'm...upset.  What gave you that clue, dear?  This play has sucked all the joy out of the theater for me, and, to be polite, you have been the main sucker!


You must be joking!  Work with YOU again!  I'd sooner walk barefoot through the molten tacks of Hades than work with you again!

Need I remind you that you were late EVERY TIME for rehearsal.

You made everyone wait while you found your script, and your pencil and your notes and while you looked for everything you lost, we lost our minds waiting for you!

Then, after everything is set, and you FINALLY memorize your lines and we are two days from opening, you go and break up with your crazy boyfriend!  And you lock yourself in the bathroom and threaten to not commit suicide, oh, that would have been helpful, but you were going to stay locked in until the boyfriend comes back to you!  A difficult feat because he has not only left town, but did it with the understudy!

You have made this play that I was looking forward to, this work of the Bard that is my favorite, into a horror!  And you have the nerve to ask if I wanted to work with you again!


What?   (Listens)  How much?


When do we start rehearsals?  Oh, my dear, I am so glad we are friends.....I just love working with you...

         (Exits to another theater success story)

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