by D. M. Larson
A monologue for male actor from the play "Big Nose" which is a modern Cyrano play ISBN-13: 978-1542471077.
Save your breath. I don't need anyone's sympathy. I'm used to disappointment. I experience it every morning when I look in the mirror.
Some people have bad hair days. I have bad nose days.
You want to
know what's wrong?
Roxy and I were here half the night talking.
And that's we did was talk. And that's all we can ever do, is talk. What else would a woman want with me?
She's beautiful and smart...
And way out of my league. What is my league, anyway? Bearded ladies? The mail order kind?
Don't even kid yourself. Someone like her is looking for someone a lot better looking than me.
Who'd want me anyway? Who'd want to wake up every morning and see a glorious nose.
My nose is huge, enormous, vast! Hey, here's an accessory I should be proud to wear. I have been told a large nose is the sign of a large heart. It is a symbol of courage and courtesy. It makes me twice a man! It should. I have twice the nose. But what makes me great, unique and wonderful... makes me most undesirable.
(Looks off sadly)
All you see is my nose. That's all anyone sees. Roxy could never love me. You've helped me to see that now. I was a dreamer. Living in my mind. Flying to the moon and back. Riding on a moon beam. Skipping on clouds. I am a poet. A romantic. I shall always smell the rose but never touch it.
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