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Hedwig and the Angry Itch Monologue

Hedwig and the Angry Itch by John Cameron Mitchell
Character: Hedwig
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Comedy/Drama
Length: 2 minutes


Hedwig: Okay. One day, in the late mid-Eighties, I was in my early late-20's. I had just been dismissed from University after delivering a brilliant lecture on the aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock and roll, entitled "You Kant always get what you want." At twenty-six my academic career was over, I had never kissed a boy, and I was still sleeping with Mom. The search for my other half on my side of the wall had proved futile. Might he be found on the other? But how to get over, you know. People died trying. Such were the thoughts flooding my tiny head on the day that I was sunning myself in an old bomb crater I had discovered near the wall. I am naked, face down on a piece of broken church inhaling a fragrant Westerly breeze. My god, I deserved a break today.