MUCH MADNESS (MONOLOGUE)
by D. M. Larson
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I want to be alone
- I can't be around other people -
(Pause. Looks up, afraid)
I get really scared - I almost feel like I can't breathe -
(Panics a little)
I just need to be alone, Doctor -
You don't really care - you're simply doing your job - once I'm "better" you'll be through with me - then it's on to another person -
(Gives a mean look)
You're just like everyone else -
- you probably haven't cared about anyone in years - that would be unprofessional - and a burden you don't need for yourself -
(She pauses. Calms a little)
Please, just let me go - I know what I need better than you -
You're not God, you know - you don't have the powers to cure everything - I know what you can and can't do -
Go on - get out now!
(Long pause and silence. Cries)
No one really cares, do they -
(Struggles to talk through her tears)
You think you can help me - change me -
People should only fix what's broken -
I said I don't want to talk anymore! Leave me alone! I don't have to tell you anything! I'm not a little kid.
(Bends over and buries her face in her hands. Cries for a bit and then is much calmer)
There's so much you don't know -
(She looks up at the sky)
- if only I could fly -
(her eyes look in wonder)
I'm leaving all the Earthly matters to you - I belong near a different sun -
(Points to a star)
I wish I were a star - part of some constellation so I would never be lonely.
- it's so free out there - no one can touch you or hurt you - you can simply shine -
People don't like it when you shine - that's why stars are up there and not down here - humans think the brightness is offensive -
(Pause - looks and smiles at the stars)
My mother is a star now -
She always seemed like one to me - but stars don't like it very well where they can't be stars anymore - so they fade away - never shining again -
(Pause - grows sad)
I want to be a star - stars having meaning - stars I understand -
END OF SCENE
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