“It started with promise, equal part hope and cynicism,” from “Good Morning, Good Night!” In this monologue Amir tells about his day in a play about an office and modern anxiety. Ideal for Adult Males, 20-50 – 1-2 Minutes.
By: Adam Szymkowicz
It started with promise, equal part hope and cynicism. I had a call from a friend saying let’s go out. So I put on my special shoes. The blue ones that make me feel beautiful. We have a shot or two of cheap vodka at my apartment which I share with five other people. We check each other in the mirror and in person. I change my shirt. I change my shirt again and then we descend into the night, the city alive with twenty somethings, alcohol and sex.
We drink and we dance and we drink and we dance. Across the room I notice a vision in tight jeans. I catch his eye and then we’re dancing next to each other, cheek to cheek. Then, cheek to cheek. And then the party fades away and we’re alone together at his loft. He looks at me for a long time. Into me. Penetrating. I almost can’t stand it. But I do. And then, we’re on the bed, and his sheets have an incredibly high count.
Which is to say, in the end, in case I wasn’t being clear, I got laid this weekend.
Link to full play here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0968DC43Z