Saturday, August 8, 2015

"A Breaking Heart" by D. M. Larson monologue for woman - free stage plays solo script drama dramedy - female emotional breakup

A BREAKING HEART 
BY D. M. LARSON 
(FREE MONOLOGUE FROM A PUBLISHED PLAY ISBN-13: 978-1512007183 "When Mel Fell for Nell")

NELL

You want to break up... sure... no problem... yeah, I wanted to break up too.  I've been thinking about it from the day we met.  This is a person I will need to break up with.  But hey... you beat me to it.  No hard feelings. 
(shrugs and turns away) 
Be friends?
(turns with a huge smile) 
Sure!  I'd love to be friends.  That's the natural evolution of most relationships.  Have a fling and then boom... friends.  I'm sure some of the best friendships started that way.
(overly enthusiastic)
I look forward to hanging out with you, buddy.  Let's meet up and go to a football game or Hooters some time and hang out.
(yells)
That would be GREAT!
(quiet/angry/eyes closed)
What?  Upset?   No, I'm not upset.  Why would I be... upset...
(starts to cry) 
No, I'm not crying.  I said, I'm not crying!
(bursts in to tears) 
I don't want your pity.  I don't want a shoulder to cry on.  I want... to be left...
(yells)
...ALONE!  Don't you get it.  I want to be alone!
(pauses... sadly reflects)
I've always wanted to be alone.  I never wanted to get close to anyone.  I never wanted us to get close.  And I guess I was closer to you than you were to me.
(turns angry) 
Don't lie to me.  I know you don't mean it.  I don't want to hear any more lies!  I don't want you to make something up so you can get out of this.  I want it all laid out on the table.
(yells)
I want to know the truth!
(long pause... cries... then manages to say) 
I want to know why you are breaking my heart.

END OF SCRIPT
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"A BREAKING HEART"
(one minute version)
by D. M. Larson



NELL

What? Upset? No, I'm not upset. Why would I be... upset...
(starts to cry)
No, I'm not crying. I said, I'm not crying!
(bursts in to tears)
I don't want your pity. I don't want a shoulder to cry on. I want... to be left...
(yells)
...ALONE! Don't you get it. I want to be alone!
(pauses... sadly reflects)
I've always wanted to be alone. I never wanted to get close to anyone. I never wanted us to get close. And I guess I was closer to you than you were to me.
(turns angry)
Don't lie to me. I know you don't mean it. I don't want to hear any more lies! I don't want you to make something up so you can get out of this. I want it all laid out on the table.
(yells)
I want to know the truth!
(long pause... cries... then manages to say)
I want to know why you are breaking my heart.
END OF SCRIPT
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