by D. M. Larson
from the published play
"Why Don't They Care What Happens to the Earth?"
Adapted monologue from page 56 of the play
WOLFListen to me! All the animals are in cages. They can't move around and go where they want to. They're condemned to stay in a little space, made up to look like their homeland. The animals are fed a lot and they act happy, but it's not natural. They seem like toys for Men's amusement. They're even trained to do tricks for them. It's humiliating. It is! They've become a bunch of brainwashed freaks!
(Gun shot off L)
Men! They're getting closer! I thought I lost them. Go on without me. I'll lead them away so you can escape. Don't argue. Better me than all of us. Now, go! Get going!
I'll say hello to the Great Spirit for you.
(Rushes off L)
Come on, Men! Show me what you're made of!
END OF MONOLOGUE