The Producers

I'm drowning! I'm drowing here! I'm goin...

Max Bialystock

The Producers

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Basics


Character
Gender
Male
Age Range
Adult
Style
Comedic
Length
Short
Time Period
Contemporary
Show Type
Musical



Monologue Text

I'm drowning! I'm drowing here! I'm going down for the last time! I...I see my whole life flashing before my eyes! I see a weathered old farm house. And I white picket fence... I'm running through fields of alfalfa with my collie, Rex -- Rex, stop it! -- I see my mother, standing in the back porch in a worn but clean gingham gown. And she's calling out to me..."Alvin! Don't forget your chores! The wood needs a-cordin' and the cows need a-milkin'! Alvin! Alvin! Al--" Wait a minute, my name's not Alvin. That's not my life! I'm not a hillbilly, I grew up in the Bronx! Leo's taken everything, even my past!