Saturday, December 9, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1396 Voluntears by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 10, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1396 Voluntears by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 10, 2017    

    This is # 3 - for the first two, please see #1394 and # 1395

                                               a monologue by Janet S. Tiger (c) all rights reserved 2017

       (On the wall screen, we now see the projection of a telegram from the 1920s, or 1930s  or maybe 1940s, it's hard to read, so a woman comes onstage, dressed from that era, holding the telegram in her hand)

Sandra Weinstein left Chicago Jan. 22, 1934.  Stop.  Believed to have arrived in San Diego Jan. 24, 1934.  Please confirm address and whereabouts of Miss Weinstein.

            (She holds up a stack of telegrams tied with string)

Every week we get these.  Someone looking for a relative that do I say it politely?  Disappeared.

some of the people have moved, others have ...changed their name.....from marriage or because many people are looking for them and they don't want to be found....but most of them who are missing, well, no one knows what happened to them, and that's where JFS comes in.....we are like detectives!  Only instead of Dick Tracy.....we have the Jolly Sixteen!  Led by our own Rose Neumann, they can find anyone, anywhere!

Faster than a steaming kishke, able to leap not so tall buildings with a leather bound prayer book!
these amazing women will help you find your loved one....downtown, on the edges of San Diego....even in Tijuana!  And when we do, we will help them get on their feet, and let you know where they are.....because we are the Jolly Sixteen!

         (She looks at the telegram, folds it carefully)

But sometimes, what we find is not so happy.  The person has gotten sick, maybe even died.  And even though we're not related, we all know what it feels like to lose a family member.....and even though we are just ordinary people, volunteering our time to help others.....well, sometimes we spell volunteers....with an emphasis on the....tears.....

      (Lights down on this volunteer)

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

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