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A monologue from Forgetting Frankie by Annie Evans
(Felice with a telephone receiver in her hand.)
FELICE: I was voting. I always vote. I go in, I go up to the lady. She finds my card, I sign my name. It's primaries so no one's there, I go right in, pull the little thingy, the curtain closes, I look up at the names -- I never heard of anyone. Well, I do. I pay attention to this stuff. I read the little sheets they have on who's running. But, you see? How all this has made me? I totally forgot you have to know who to vote for. You have to make a decision. I felt myself starting to cry, and I said no. No way. No more crying, no more baking, no more horror videos, no more dark glasses. I can't believe I did this, but I did. I pushed open the curtain and screamed -- who are these people! Yes, my hands were shaking, but I couldn't stop. I said I don't know who these
people are! Can you tell me who they are?! At first, it was to everyone, then it was to the next person in line. He was standing right there and I had to talk to someone. No, the thing is, would you wait, the thing is, he was laughing at me. Laughing.
(Across stage, Gary slowly dials his phone.)
He showed me, yes, he had one of those sheets and we went through it together. Then, we went next door and got a cup of coffee. A-huh, and we discussed the public education system, and the death of the Board of Estimates. God, I'd forgotten, you know? What do you mean, did I get his number? He was married. Yes, married, you're missing the whole point. Oh shoot, hold on.
(Felice presses the receiver.)
FELICE: Oh -- god --
GARY: You're onthe other line.
FELICE: Yeh --
GARY: Please don't hang up.
FELICE: No, no I won't.
GARY: You promise?
FELICE: Yes --
GARY: How are you?
FELICE: Hold on, alright -- (She presses the receiver.) It's Gary. Can you believe it? Yes, he's holding. No, I won't do that. (Laughs) Not that either. It's okay. I'll call you back. Yes. Bye. (She presses the receiver.) Okay. Start talking.