Eyes of My Daughter

In Eyes of My Daughter, Mugsy is at a bar with Douglas as a way to get away from the stresses at home with his family but the distance doesn’t really help.

MUGSY: If you say that again I’m gonna come at you. (beat) I’m the father! If it’s not my fault, who’s fault is it, Doug? I can blame everybody else, including the man upstairs but that don’t make things better.

I keep looking for the lessons in it, I keep thinking, I figure something out, like a piece to some mystery puzzle and as soon as I have a minute to breathe, something comes along and throws it back across the room. Can’t make sense of it anymore. I don’t even know what I’m trying to piece together.

I didn’t come here for any of this. I just want my drink, I want my quiet and I don’t want to be asked questions. Just stop asking me questions! Don’t even talk anymore cause you’re getting on my nerves talking about Charlie and your house.

Who gives a damn? Do I look like a man who actually gives a damn? If you don’t like Charlie so much then confront the son of a bitch about it already. Grab him by the face and tell him what you think!

That’s the problem nowadays with everybody, nobody wants to stand up for what they think or believe, everyone is afraid to speak out for fear of getting clobbered over the head from the other side…it’s just noisy opinions and more opinions and we’re all drowning one another out from opinions and nobody is doing anything about it!

We’re all forgetting how to live, how to love, how to trust, how to feel…I don’t…I can’t…

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In the one-act ePlay, Eyes of My Daughter, Mugsy has been struggling with keeping his family together due to the fact that his daughter is a teen addicted to drugs.

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