The Humans

Start: One thing I learned, Rich--and th

Erik Blake

The Humans

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Chinatown, Manhattan. Thanksgiving. Present day.
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Monologue Context

Erik Blake is spending Thanksgiving with his family at his daughter Brigid’s apartment in

Monologue Text

Start: One thing I learned, Rich--and the older I get I see this-- it’s that having too much money--it can be just as bad for you as, you know, not having enough, you know? Gotta be careful…

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End: It can shift your priorities in ways that aren’t good. Right? Makes you wonder if---the kind of faith we grew up with...it’s not perfect but you take for granted what a, a, a kinda natural antidepressant it is.

For full extended monologue, see:
Karam, Stephen, The Humans, Dramatists Play Service, 2016, pp. 92-96




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