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Frankie and Johnny Monologue

Frankie and Johnny by Terrence McNally
Character: Johnny
Gender: Male
Age (range): 40 - 50
Style: Drama
Length: 2 minutes

 

Johnny: Everything I want is in this room. Uh, hello, uh, Marlon. Yeah, I know you don't take requests but could you just listen to me a second? Now there's a man and a woman. He's a cook, she's a waitress. Now they meet and they don't connect. Only she noticed him. He could feel it and he noticed her and they both knew it was going to happen. They made love and for maybe one whole night they forgot the ten million things that make people think "I don't love this person, I don't like this person, I don't know this..." Instead, it was perfect and they were perfect and that's all there was to know about them. Only now she's beginning to forget all that and who knows, pretty soon he's going to forget it, too, so I was just wondering could you play and encore for Frankie and Johnny, in the hope of something that ought to last and not self-destruct. Well, why don't you just think about it, then? Okay, thank you.