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|Type of monologue / Character is||Angry, Scolding, Flips out, Gives orders, Depressed, Lamenting, Complaining, Frustrated, Insecure, Mocking, Talking to the audience, Reminiscing life story/Telling a story|
|Props||cell phone and purse|
|Description||An impassioned performer's woeful monologue is interrupted by a cell phone ringing in the audience.|
|Details||ACT 1 Scene 1 One Act Play Beginning of the Play|
An impassioned performer dolefully recounts the death of a beloved friend, when a cell phone rings in the audience. He tries to preserve, but the ringing does not cease. When it becomes clear that the owner of the phone is not going to silence it, the angered actor enters the audience, and locates the purse that contains the phone, empties it onto the stage, and stomps on the phone until it will ring no more. Regaining his composure, he restarts the monologue, only to once again be interrupted by a cell phone going off in the theatre.
Written by Stacey Lane
Please contact the playwright at StaceyLaneInk@yahoo.com for permission to produce this piece. Complimentary performance rights will always be granted for audition and classroom exercises, but the author appreciates knowing where her work is being used.