“We’ve both lost somebody” From “Footloose The Musical.” Ren has a heart-to-heart with Reverand Shaw. Dramatic Monologue For Teen/Young Adult Male. 1 Min.
Written by: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
REN: We both are. You and me. We’ve both lost somebody. And even though people say they understand, they don’t really. I bet you stop a hundred times a day and wonder “why?” I do. I wonder why’d my Dad leave? Was it something I did? Something I didn’t do? Could I have made him stay? Maybe I could bring him back? But I can’t. But I don’t have to tell you. You know what that’s like. So, I guess I came to town frustrated and angry, and it felt really good to kick up a fuss. And I know it got people upset, and I’m sorry for that. But I’m just trying to move on. Cuz I’m so tired of looking back. (Shrugs.) And I can’t stand still. Okay, look, I’m gonna go. I know you’re gonna do what you’ve gotta do – about the dance and all – but thanks for listening.