With a Broken Wing

In the drama monologue With a Broken Wing, Bob offers to pay for Lea’s prom dress even though she is going with someone else.

BOB: Well, if I can say, if you don’t mind me sayin’. Um, I, I, I don’t mind if Lea wishes to go with another guy to prom. I only want what is best for Lea. I do. I’m not the jealous type. I’m not. Of course, I would rather Lea go with me. I would. But I can’t force her hand. I’m sure this other fella, must be, should be a nice guy. He has to be, if Lea wants to go to the prom with him. Who am I to judge or have a say? It’s not like we can’t still dance, right Lea? We can still dance together…I like to dance…if I can have one dance with you, then it would all be worth it. It would be worth it, even if I went alone, ’cause I’ll have the memory of dancing with you, just once…and one dance is all I need to, to have with you. You make me feel special, Lea. You do. I think my heart shifted when you kissed me back there.

I’m still trying to, to understand why you make me feel the way you do. Seeing you happy is what makes me happy, Lea, and I don’t think there’s anything dumb about that…no offense to either of you. Just saying. I don’t. We live in…in a selfish world at times. I don’t want to be that selfish person. There’s so much greed, ego, pride…so much of it. But, um..what I’m tryin’ to say is, is, what I want is…I want Lea, I want her to be happy. This is my way of swimming against the tide…

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With a Broken Wing by Joseph ArnoneIn the one-act play script, “With a Broken Wing” Bob meets Lea’s family for the first time before their date, but soon discovers that she is going to the prom with someone else.  2 Women, 2 Men.  Serio-comedy.

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