Let’s Make A Toast

In this monologue, CHARLIE tries to tell the woman he wishes to marry what happened the night before during one of his gambling escapades.  

CHARLIE: I was up, I was down and I was up again…I was so up that even losing a couple of hands didn’t matter. When I got off the table, I couldn’t wait to get back home and pour money all over you for once. I kept thinking about how I was gonna do it, how I was gonna pour rains of money all over you while you were sleeping sound in bed.

TULA: I told you I wasn’t sleeping.

CHARLIE: Fine, but this is what I was picturing and I was so caught up with it, I wasn’t paying any attention to my surroundings down in the train station. I was jumped from behind, I felt and heard this hit to the back of my head and it was lights out. I woke up all alone, no one came to help me. I checked my pockets and all the money was gone…all the money I had won for us.

Toast of Broadway

This is a one-act play about CHARLIE and TULA, two creative dreamers with nothing in the world but their hopes in one another. 

Joseph Arnone

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