Henry and The Wizard

In this monologue, HENRY tells his wife that he is just an average man. Wizard is their dog, who happens to have a recovering broken leg.

HENRY:  You keep on tryna dig through layers of who I am and all you’re reaching now is pure one-hundred percent bone.  There ain’t nothin’ left of me, Ellen.  No, I’ve tried and tried to get through to you, to talk some sense into this whole idea you have going on about unlocking the deeper part of me, when all I know is that there ain’t no deeper part of anything in me.  I’m just an average man like any other average man.  Ain’t nothing…not ever.  (beat) Not ever.  So, do me a favor and stop tryna dig me out like there’s some hidden treasure inside my chest.  It all needs to stop and it needs to stop as sure as now, as these words come out my…mouth…is all.  So…ummm…(pause)…I’m gonna, I’m gonna go on out back and check on Wizard, see if he’s gettin’ on alright, now.

Joseph Arnone

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