Dance The Moon Away

In dramatic monologue Dance The Moon Away, PAMELA is an older woman who talks to her husband to try to convince him to go dancing.

PAMELA: I want to go dancing.  Just because I look old, doesn’t mean I feel old.  In fact, I AM going dancing.  I’ve already got my outfit picked out, got my hair did and Lorraine is coming to pick me up in exactly one hour.

You can stay old and dry and wither away to dust or you can come with me tonight Harold and dance the moon away.


Harold…I know you were never one to go out clubbing as they say…you weren’t ever much for socializing, were you?  But, I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately…I just feel like we need to do something and I’m not talking about a cruise or a walk or a plane trip somewhere…I just want to get the blood pumping, have a drink or two, maybe three and lose myself on the dance floor because Harold dear, we need too…if you can come with me and let go…just this once..I promise I will never ask you ever again as long as I live…I need this.  Please, allow me this gift and come with me…

Now, if you don’t come, I certainly can’t promise you that I won’t be dancing with any of the young men because I intend to dance and laugh and be free. You will just have to accept that fact, sonny.

(beat – she eyes him cutely out of the corner of her eye)

I much rather go with you though..  Together.  A couple of old bastards like us.  There’s plenty of life in us.  I’ve already brought out your clothes…

(she smiles)

How about it?

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