Rating: Contains adult content
Copyright Status: Copyrighted
Age Range: 20s - Late, 30s - Early
Dialects: Standard American
I wanted all of it. I wanted to be in love so big... old novel...View Full Monologue Text
I wanted all of it. I wanted to be in love so big... old novel love. Something amazing, something that moved me. Big, passionate, yell at each other and fuck and yell at each other again love. Spend all Sunday in bed love. Fearsome, painful, beautiful love, you know? Transcendent, like in old movies. "I love you like a song, Wendall Bryant." Remember? Oh, Jesus, I love that movie. Oh shit... well, we?ll order it while I?m here and you?ll see what I?m talking about. Ultimately, I didn't really get any of that. I got Aidan. I was still living my parents, doing school and I'm assigned a project. Chaos Theory. You know, a digital art piece. I'm doing the 3d modeling and this guy from Spokane is assigned to my textures. So we're chatting, what are your thoughts, how do you encapsulate chaos? But he's saying how art should be more tactile, you know... like pencil on paper and that these concept files we'd wave back and forth was like flash dating the creative process. "Can I come out there?" He says and in the box, on my monitor, he's so sweet, with soft brown eyes, eyebrows lifted like he's expecting me to turn him down. He's a crazy person from Spokane and I don?t know him... he's going to fly in and stay with my parents house, but like I was saying... it seemed like something big could happen to me. Ultimately, I think he just wanted to get a really good grade on his project and his parents were loaded. It almost took him by surprise when I kissed him.
Louisa tells Frederick about one of her previous relationships.
AuthorName: Rick Robinson
Let's see, how can I put this delicately? Because he's a fucking asshole shit-eating fuckwit...View Full Monologue Text
Let's see, how can I put this delicately? Because he's a fucking asshole shit-eating fuckwit dirtbag douche-eating emotional leper. Fuck you, Aidan. Fuck. You. Shit-eating cum-sucking dick. I hope they placed you with Lizzie Borden, you pussy sandwich mama's boy! Can I give you more advice? If, for some godforsaken reason you're with a girl and you're twenty-nine, and like three months before you're placed, and both of you have even taken the placement test for God's sakes and you come home and she says, you know, "I'm so glad that isn't going to actually happen to us." Did you read some of the questions? Would I rather save six gorillas or single human? How the fuck am I supposed to know. Is the guy old? Are they zoo gorillas, are these things kept in captivity, or are they part of like the twenty five gorillas who still live in the wild? My point is: Do not. Under any circumstances say that you've been giving it a lot of thought and you think you might like to give it a try. Placement! A try! Like some random fucking person is preferable to me. It's been six years and she kind of thought she was going to marry you, Antiquated institution and all, but it's certainly preferable to this.
Louisa continues her rant to Frederick about her ex-boyfriend Aidan. Set in the not so distant future world of the play, people are placed with another unmarried person on their 30th birthday.
I'm not your slave, I don't do what you tell me. God! Fuck you! Don't...View Full Monologue Text
I'm not your slave, I don't do what you tell me. God! Fuck you! Don't feel sorry for me! You know what these pills are? Huh? You know what these fucking pills are, besides Belxenar or whatever? They're make Louisa easy to live with pills. They're "calm down, Louisa" pills. They're fucking make Louisa content and happy in her bullshit life and her bullshit boyfriend and her mediocre talent and not question who she is why she is, or why she isn't greater, why the way she sees the world is so much different than how everyone else sees the world pills. You take them!
(she hurls them at him)
You take them! And you can see the last beautiful thing you ever made get smaller and smaller until you're not the principal architect of the matchmaking system, but someone ordinary, someone who doesn't say these beautiful weird things, but ordinary. A pale imitation of someone like you. You think any of the things that have happened to us would have happened had I been taking those pills? You think that I would have been on top of you, with you aching inside of me? Nothing that we did was polite or normal or part of a pattern, it was what it was because I was me. I was me. I don't ask you to be someone else. I would never ask you to be someone else - would I?
Louisa explains her decision to cease taking her medication to Frederick.