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Savage in Limbo Monologue

Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley
Character: Savage
Gender: Female
Age (range): 32
Style: Drama
Length: 2 minutes


Background Info: Could be done with a NYC accent, but works just fine without. Denise Savage is a thirty-two year old virgin. Here she talks to Linda, a woman she just met in a bar.

In the beginin', it was just bad luck. I'm not like you, and I got a big mouth. And, well, it's not easy to lose it at first. You're scared, they're scared, somebody says: Boo and everybody runs away. At least that's the way it was with me. To start with. But then it became a thing. Most everybody I knew lost it, you know, over a certain period a time, and there I was still in the wrapper. It woulda been easy to lose it then. But it became a thing, you know? I felt different. I felt like I was holdin out for something. Not some guy, not just some guy. I felt like I was holdin out for something, sayin no, no, I'm not takin that life just cause it was the first one I was offered. So here I am. I'm thirty-two. And I'm still sayin' no, no. And I still only got offered the one life, and I still don't want that one.