AuthorName: Nicky Silver
Eras: CONTEMPORARY, 1951-2000
Age Range: 20s - Early, 20s - Late, 30s - Early
Dialects: Standard American
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This monologue takes place in the beginning of Act II, Scene Four. Andrew talks about the new guy he's dating, Sven. He says Sven is magnificently beautiful on the outside, and though outer beauty isn't usually a turn on for him, he is okay with it because for some reason, Sven finds him beautiful as well. Because of this, Andrew is willing to put up with his moodiness, his basic cable, and the fact that he sometimes steals.
This monologue takes place in Act II, Scene Six. Andrew speaks of how his beautiful boyfriend, Sven, got a phone call about his mother who just had a stroke. It turns out Sven is more upset about leaving Andrew than his mother's impending passing. This leads Andrew to doubt that a man can be handsome and smart at the same time.
In the beginning of Act I, Scene Two, Andrew recounts when he first met Paul while working at Bloomingdale's. He states that while Paul is certainly not perfect, there is something beautiful about him just the same.
This monologue takes place in Act I, Scene Three. After a one night stand, Andrew moves in with Paul without Paul's permission. In this monologue, Andrew talks about how he made the bathroom into his own bedroom and recounts his first meeting with Paul's friend, Libby, when she needed to use the toilet. Andrew speaks of how Paul tried to throw him out and almost called the police, but Libby talked him out of it and they all settled down to a game of Risk. He thinks Paul must be one of those people who just can't accept happiness.
In Act II, Scene 8, Andrew's dialogue in the beginning of the scene and at the end of the scene can be pieced together to form a monologue. In this speech, he talks about his boyfriend, Sven's absence. When Sven first left to see his sick mother, Andrew and he talked every night. During the second week, Sven called less. Andrew talks about living alone for the first time and that it's not as bad as he thought it would be. He's learning how to love Sven without needing him.
PlayName: Maiden's Prayer, The
Rating: Contains adult content
Copyright Status: Copyrighted