MUGGED IN METROPOLIS
Monologue for female
by D. M. Larson
From the published play "Between Good and Evil"
(A woman, Lo, returns from chasing someone and is upset. She's in the town square of Metropolis, Illinois next to the Superman statue)
Hey! Wait a minute! Wh... what?! No! This isn't right! I come to your stupid town and the first thing that happens is that I'm mugged? First guy I meet and he's a con man. Kent the con man. Ah! Why am I so stupid? Don't talk to strangers. (Yells at statue) Isn't that what you teach this kids, Superman? Well, I blew it. Blabbed to some random dude and he mugs me. Why did I follow a dream? I am an idiot. A stupid, dumb bubblehead.
(she plops down on a bench)
I'm always a victim. There's not enough heroes in this world. Not enough Supermans. Sure, there's bunches of you parading around in costumes, but there's not many real men of steel. Not any willing to take a bullet for me.
(she jumps up again)
And you know what?! My life savings was 50 bucks! How's that for irony? And my credit cards are maxed out! Ha! Jokes on you!
(plops down on bench again)
I just want my lucky key chain back.
END OF MONOLOGUE