“Times were different then” From the Film “Interview with the Vampire.” Louis reveals how he met a vampire. Dramatic monologue for Adult Male Actors. 1-2 Min.
Written by: Anne Rice
LOUIS DE POINTE DU LAC: 1791 was the year it happened. I was twenty-four, younger than you are now. But times were different then, I was a man at that age: the master of a large plantation just south of New Orleans. I had lost my wife in childbirth, and she and the infant had been buried less than half a year. I would have been happy to join them. I couldn’t bear the pain of their loss. I longed to be released from it. I wanted to lose it all… my wealth, my estate, my sanity. Most of all, I longed for death. I know that now. I invited it. A release from the pain of living. My invitation was open to anyone. To the whore at my side. To the pimp that followed. But it was a vampire that accepted it.