The Man in Dark Glasses

In drama monologue from, “The Man in Dark Glasses”, Illy gets told from a customer how admired she is for being true to herself.

THE MAN IN DARK GLASSES: You know something? You are bright, Illy. You’re a bright woman. Smart. Funny. I listen to all your conversations, all the blabbering too, that’s what brings me here, it calms me watching you here, to watch you serve the strangers that come in and be polite when you don’t have to be. Give them smiles, embrace them, when you don’t have to. And you don’t have to, you know you don’t. But you do, you care for them, unintentionally, and they know it. They don’t always come here to go upstairs, they sit at this bar, to watch you smile, it’s what gives them hope. Your instinct, your wit–you often say things that are so darn clever that you don’t even acknowledge how admirable you are. This world is full of know-it-alls. You know without realizing that you know. See the difference? And that makes you real, not artificial. There is something to be said in that regard.

It’s your innocence to your own intelligence that I find most endearing. I’ve seen too much of the world, I’ve listened to too many minds that urge on the powers of reasoning and let them haunt me. I only wish I could be like you.

The Man In Dark Glasses finishes his drink.

I must be off Illy. It was good to see you.

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The Man in Dark Glasses by Joseph ArnoneIn the one-act eplay, “The Man in Dark Glasses”, a regular customer of a bar questions life by way of equations and pays compliment to the owner Illy for being genuine.  2 Women, 1 Man.  Drama/Sci-Fi.

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