Scene Detail

"I mean, do you ever just do anything?"

From: The Bronze Bitch Flies At Noon
Gender Age Character Name
Male 20s DAVID
 
Setup:
Jonathan's parents gave him a hundred dollar bill to go get something he wants as a graduation present. What he wants is to lose his viriginity before he graduates. And he wants to lose it with David, the frat boy he shares a lab station with in chemistry class. On the night before graduation, alone in the chemistry lab, the young men strike a bargain. Following through may be more complicated than either of them imagined. For one thing, Jonathan keeps hedging, talking around the issue rather than getting to it. Which prompts David to say the following --

(This monologue was originally chosen to be published by Smith and Kraus Publishers, Inc. in a collection of monologues for men in their 20s as part of their "Audition Arsenal - 101 Monologues By Type, 2 Minutes and Under" series in Spring 2005. The category this speech was in was eliminated from this set of books, so it's now in a holding pattern as a candidate for the next round of Audition Arsenal books. More details on the publication as I receive them. Meanwhile, feel free to partake of it here. Smith and Kraus can be found at www.smithandkraus.com or www.smithkraus.com)

(The full scene which includes this monologue is also available for viewing - the quote link is "If I could define sex, I wouldn't need to give you a hundred dollars.")

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Monologue

copyright 1998 by Matthew A. Everett


(Version of the monologue intended for publication is below...)


DAVID

You're paying me to do a lot more than just hold your hand, Jonathan. I mean, that'd be almost too easy -- gettin' paid a hundred for just holding your hand. I'd be disappointed in you. This is probably part of your problem. The talking thing. I mean, do you ever just do anything? On a dare. Money or no money. Someone claims you wouldn't be able to kiss a dog on the mouth or grab an underclassman in the shower just to freak him out or drop your pants in the parking lot after a game -- So you walk up and offer me a hundred dollars to have sex with you -- but how long did you plot this? How long was that hundred dollar bill sitting in your wallet? -- I mean, the keys and -- Being a good student only has its perks if you take advantage, push the limit. Don't wait til the last moment. Make your moment. Take it. Go for it. Like you might not get another. 'Cause you might not.


(Version taken directly from the text of the playscript is below...)


DAVID

This is probably part of your problem.
The talking thing. I mean, do you ever just do anything?
On a dare. Money or no money. Someone claims you wouldn't be able to kiss a dog on the mouth or grab an underclassman in the shower just to freak him out or drop your pants in the parking lot after a game --
So you walk up and offer me a hundred dollars to have sex with you -- but how long did you plot this? -- I mean, the keys and -- Being a good student only has its perks if you take advantage, push the limit. How long was that hundred dollar bill sitting in your wallet? You don't wait til the last moment. You make your moment. Take it. Go for it. Like you might not get another. 'Cause you might not.




copyright 1998 by Matthew A. Everett

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