Monday, November 12, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1731 The Biggest Secrets (opening) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 12, 2018

Welcome to Monologue Mania- one new free* monologue a day- -and still going!
Today is Day # 1730 To look at the other 1729 titles - click here
  first   year - Feb. 13, 2014 - Feb. 12, 2015  second year -  Feb. 13, 2015 - Feb. 12, 2016  third year -  Feb. 13, 2016  fourth year Feb. 14, 2017 Feb. 13, 2018  - now in year five - Feb. 14 - today!                 
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Monologue Mania Day #  1731 The Biggest Secrets (opening) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 12,  2018

        This monologue is attached to the trilogy THE BIGGEST SECRETS (house #1, 2, 3) and is designed to introduce the plays so that if the three houses with secrets are all together in one evening's production, the audience will have an idea how they are connected.  To watch the video of Biggest Secret (house #1) please click here

                                               The Biggest Secrets
                                         (connective monologue for the 3 plays)
                                                     by Janet S. Tiger
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          (One of the characters in the play will come forward and look out into the audience)

You have a secret.

        (Turns quickly and points to another person)

And so do you!

          (Twirls pointing the whole time)

And you and you and you!

         (Points both hands towards themselves)

And so do I!

And the great thing about a secret is......if you keep it long enough.....it's almost like a friend.

Even if it's a bad secret.  Which most secrets are.  The big ones that is......and that's what tonight is about......while you are watching this......I want you to be thinking.....about secrets......

          (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

..........about your secret......

           (Lights down, start of play)


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1730 A Just and Lasting Peace (for Veterans Day) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 11 2018

Welcome to Monologue Mania- one new free* monologue a day- -and still going!
Today is Day # 1730 To look at the other 1729 titles - click here
  first   year - Feb. 13, 2014 - Feb. 12, 2015  second year -  Feb. 13, 2015 - Feb. 12, 2016  third year -  Feb. 13, 2016  fourth year Feb. 14, 2017 Feb. 13, 2018  - now in year five - Feb. 14 - today!                 
I've continued with a monologue a day until the spirit moves me to stop - if you have any ideas for a monologue you want me to write, please let me know at tigerteam1@gmail.com.
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Monologue Mania Day #  1730 A Just and Lasting Peace (for Veterans Day) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 11  2018

                     For all those who have served and are serving - I say thank you!

                                  A Just and Lasting Peace   ©  2018
                                               (for Veterans Day)     
                                                by Janet S. Tiger
                                             tigerteam1@gmail.com


  

              “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”

                                                         Abraham Lincoln, 1865    (Second Inaugural Address)



 I know it seems odd to say, but there are actually some times when words fail me.

Or perhaps I should explain it like this - sometimes, other people's words are so perfect that I am struck dumb in awe!  That is how I felt when I re-discovered Abraham Lincoln's words while researching Veterans Day.

Lincoln first offered the concept of taking care of veterans in his 2nd Inaugural Speech, given just weeks before his assassination.

The final paragraph is probably the most well-known - his few words capture so much that I do not think I can do better today, so I will close in echoing his ideas, which hold true to this day. Thank you, Abe!


 With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.[7]

                                         Abraham Lincoln   1865


Amen.


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Here is Lincoln's full speech from his 2nd Inauguration- 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln%27s_second_inaugural_address

also-

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/17573/care-shall-borne-battle/

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Playwright-in-Residence
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

Friday, November 9, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1729 The Longest Day (for Veteran's Day) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 10, 2018

Welcome to Monologue Mania- one new free* monologue a day- -and still going!
Today is Day # 1728 To look at the other 1727 titles - click here
  first   year - Feb. 13, 2014 - Feb. 12, 2015  second year -  Feb. 13, 2015 - Feb. 12, 2016  third year -  Feb. 13, 2016  fourth year Feb. 14, 2017 Feb. 13, 2018  - now in year five - Feb. 14 - today!                 
I've continued with a monologue a day until the spirit moves me to stop - if you have any ideas for a monologue you want me to write, please let me know at tigerteam1@gmail.com.
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Monologue Mania Day #  1729 The Longest Day (fpr Veteran's Day) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 10,  2018

                               Monologue Mania Day #637 The Longest Day (revised) by Janet S. Tiger  Nov. 10, 2015


This was originally posted on Day #272  by Janet S. Tiger  The Longest Day Nov. 11, 2014 
but was first written in 1998 on Veteran's Day  after watching THE LONGEST DAY with my son, updated for today’s monologue.       
                      
                                     The Longest Day                                    
                                     A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   
                                          © all rights reserved                                                                                                     tigerteam1@gmail.com  


            (A woman comes out onstage.  She has a flag and she waves it proudly) 

Veteran's Day

I watched a movie with my son

A movie about D-day

And it's different now, than when I was younger

Before, I cried for the young men

And their girlfriends....

Because I knew so many guys in the service
 
Home from Vietnam in those days, the dead were their friends, never to return

But even though I'd never lost a love on foreign shores


I knew soldiers who had.....and my father, his friends......my mother's graduating class where eight never returned.....

There was a transmission of that time.....


I could sense the horror

The waiting for letters

The telegram- the phone call

Like a nightmare come to life

Now it's different, now I have a son

Now when I watched, I cried for all the sons.....

And for their mothers....

I'd never thought of them before

But now....I cried not just for the handsome lads in uniforms but also for all the women who changed their diapers

And wiped their noses
And washed their clothes
And dried their tears

And I prayed for all those

Now in uniform

And for their mothers….and fathers....and siblings and friends......all who love them.....

Because I knew that, until they are home safe

Every day……. is the longest day

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Thank you to all who served and serve- including my father in WW II -, and all who wait.  


  
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Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1728 Death Is Really Not Proud (for the Senior Channel) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 9, 2018

Welcome to Monologue Mania- one new free* monologue a day- -and still going!
Today is Day # 1728 To look at the other 1727 titles - click here
  first   year - Feb. 13, 2014 - Feb. 12, 2015  second year -  Feb. 13, 2015 - Feb. 12, 2016  third year -  Feb. 13, 2016  fourth year Feb. 14, 2017 Feb. 13, 2018  - now in year five - Feb. 14 - today!                 
I've continued with a monologue a day until the spirit moves me to stop - if you have any ideas for a monologue you want me to write, please let me know at tigerteam1@gmail.com.
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Monologue Mania Day #  1728 Death Is Really Not Proud (for the Senior Channel) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 9,  2018

                                   Death Is Really Not Proud
                          (for the Senior Channel)
                                          ©  2018
                                              by Janet S. Tiger
                                                tigerteam1@gmail.com


           (Actor carrying sign marches onstage)
I protest!  You hear me!  I am protesting the election!!  Not the election of a dead man!  I mean, he won fair and square, and not because he owned a string of whorehouses!
          (listens)
Pardon me, brothels.   
I am protesting the unfairness of the coverage!  Okay, perhaps electing a dead man may be unusual, but hey, this is politics!  And okay, maybe he dealt in prostitution, which is often frowned upon in nice society, although it is idolized in rap music and popular culture!  

No, I protest that no one in the press mentioned clearly .......that he is a proud senior citizen!  Okay, was a proud senior....he was 72 years young!  And he only died because he partied a little too hard, can't blame him.....but not a word about how he represents a group of us who are usually considered over the hill!

And even though he is now under the hill, remember, if he can do it, so can all of us!  They may try to ignore us, but we will not ignore this insult!

          (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Join me in protesting the ignor-ance of the news!

            (Exits to an interesting world where dead men .........win)
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Amazingly enough, this is based on a very true story!  Click here for more info
  
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Playwright-in-Residence
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1727 And the Winner Is... by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 8, 2018

Welcome to Monologue Mania- one new free* monologue a day- -and still going!
Today is Day # 1727 To look at the other 1726 titles - click here
  first   year - Feb. 13, 2014 - Feb. 12, 2015  second year -  Feb. 13, 2015 - Feb. 12, 2016  third year -  Feb. 13, 2016  fourth year Feb. 14, 2017 Feb. 13, 2018  - now in year five - Feb. 14 - today!                 
I've continued with a monologue a day until the spirit moves me to stop - if you have any ideas for a monologue you want me to write, please let me know at tigerteam1@gmail.com.
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Monologue Mania Day #  1727 And the Winner Is... by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 8,  2018                             
I first wrote this two years ago, after a very rough election.......and it's still true! 

                                                And the winner is....
                           A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved
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          (Actor enters with an envelope, waves it at the crowd.)

Here it is.....the winner of tonight's election!

You say to me....but I know who won!  I saw it on TV, on the Internet, in the paper.....I already know who won....but you don't......because some of you are happy and some of you are sad and I have the true winner......

          (Opens the envelope and blows it, removes paper)

And the winner is......

          (Smiles, points at audience)

You!  And you, and you and you!  All of us....all of you....because right now, we have just had hundreds of millions of us cast a vote.....something that  - in the history of this world - is still an amazing event!  And we go on without fighting in the streets, and with our heads held high because...... even if we didn't like the results.....we are still......family.  Because....in four years we can change things, in eight years....more change......we are able to work together and fight together and .....live together because we are more than just pieces of paper and chips and chads and mail-in-ballots!  We are.......the winners!

         (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

And don't you ever forget it!

         (Exits to -we hope!- a great future)

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First posted      Day #1000 And the Winner is.....by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 8, 2016

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

Playwright-in-Residence
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8