|Age Range(s)||Adult (36-50), Senior (>50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Neurotic, Reminiscing life story/Telling a story, Malicious/scheming|
|Genre||Mystery, Drama, Crime|
|Props||Sandwich, Glass of Milk|
|Description||Gardner Lodge threatens his son that he will kill him if he doesn't play along with his plan|
Gardner Lodge is eating a sandwich and drinking milk while delivering this monologue to his young son Nicky who is about 10 years old. He has witnessed the death of his mother by 2 robbers and he found out his mother’s death was actually part of a plan by his father and aunt to cash out some insurance money and move to Aruba. Gardner Lodge tells him he can either go along with his plan or if not he will kill him.
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Gardner Lodge: “These people are animals. They took everything from us. They took your Aunt Maggie, Mitch, your mom. I want you to stay away from that colored boy. You hear me? I’ll call the police when we finish out talk. Now...these animals took everything from us. And we need to make sense….What do you think you know, big man? Because I know a lot of things. That’s the case with being a grownup. You have to make decisions. Decisions like what’s best for the family. Who’s being helpful. Who’s a liability. You know what that word means, Nicky? You see, these men, killed your mom, and they came back. Tie up loose ends, so to speak. He killed your Aunt Maggie, stabbed your Uncle Mitch. As if that weren’t bad enough...then he killed you. Right here in the kitchen. Then I shot him. Oh, he cut me a few times. Maybe here. Here. Nothing too life threatening. “Officer, I did everything I could to save my boy. His injuries were just too great. Well, he is with his mama now. He’s the littlest angel in heaven”. That’s you. Little angel. Or...we call the police together. We tell how these men killed our family. How we feel lucky to be alive. You ever heard of Aruba, Nicky? We’ll tell the papers we don’t want that insurance money but we are gonna use it to rebuild our lives. Our lives. Far away. From the memory of this place. And then we get on a plane and go to Aruba. And we buy a big house on the beach. And we start over. So, big man, my big grown man. You’ve got a big decision to make. Take your time. It’s Sunday. Sunday in Suburbicon. We got all the time in the world.”