This week brings us to the late Neil Simon, the guy who wrote a bunch of plays that seem to exist as scene and monologue material for acting students. This, plus the sheer number of his plays that have been put into film is testament to his influence on American culture, for better or worse.
This monologue comes from The Star-Spangled Girl. The play opened in late 1966 and ran a very respectable 261 performances, despite receiving terrible reviews. It starred the oddball duo of Richard Benjamin and Anthony Perkins with Connie Stevens.
The character of Sophie is a Southern, “all-American” girl who eventually falls in love with a young radical who is part of a two-man magazine team bent on fighting “the System.”
The monologue itself is here.
Let’s see how folks interpret Sophie’s monologue. [there is an extra-special treat at the end, so please check that out]
OMG [Indonesian version!!!!!]
For a complete list of monologues, click here.