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Guys and Dolls

Sky Masterson! There is the highest play

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Nathan Detroit

Guys and Dolls

See more monologues from Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows, Frank Loesser



Basics

Character
Gender
Male
Age Range
Adult
Style
Dramatic
Length
Short
Time Period
Contemporary
Show Type
Musical
Tags:
  • gambler
  • frantic
  • sneaky


Monologue Text

Sky Masterson! There is the highest player of them all! Higher than anybody. Why do you think they call him Sky? That's how high he bets. I once saw him bet five thousand dollars on a cockroach. And another time he was sick, and he wouldn't take penicillin on account he had bet ten C's that his temperature would go to 102. He's so lucky it went to 106. Good old Sky. With him a thousand dollars ain't lending money - it's betting money. So why don't I bet him? Why don't I bet him a thousand on something? I ain't scared. I am perfectly willing to take the risk, providing I can figure out a bet on which there is no chance of losing...



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