Sleight of Hand

In this dramatic male monologue, MARK pays an unexpected and worrisome visit to a restaurant where a business competitor frequents.

Mark: I pulled that move on you to see your move and I must say I wasn’t disappointed.  Not too shabby.  I probably would have done the same thing as you.  It’s good to move your forces.  What choice do you have, right?

(he laughs)

Ohhh Lucas, you are quite the guy.  Right now, I guess you might even be feeling good about yourself.  (he smiles)  And you should be.  You should be feeling good about who you are.

In the end, you’re only adding more paint to my canvas.  Helping me decipher between which blues or reds I’m going to use, before it’s time.  Remember, it’s not a question of how Lucas, but when.

As I’ve said before, “I prefer a slow bleed rather than a high powered impact.”  Slow and steady baby, come on, slow and steady.

(he laughs)

Sometimes a great noise is heard in the distance, when all the while the real action happens directly in your face.

Staggering.  Enjoy your meal.

Joseph Arnone


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