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Gypsy

I said turn it off! Nobody laughs at me,

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Louise

Gypsy

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Basics

Show
Character
Gender
Female
Age Range
Late Teen, Young Adult
Style
Dramatic
Length
Short
Time Period
Contemporary
Show Type
Musical
Tags:
  • damaged
  • survivor
  • stripper
  • mysterious
  • introverted


Monologue Text

I said turn it off! Nobody laughs at me, because I laugh first. At me. Me from Seattle. Me with no education. Me with no talent, as you've kept reminding me my whole life! Well, Mama, look at me now. Look! Look where I live. Look at my friends. Look where I'm going. I'm not staying in burlesque, I'm moving. Maybe up maybe down. But wherever I'm going, I'm having the time of my life, because for the first time, it is my life! And I love it! I love every second of it! I am Gypsy Rose Lee! And I love her! And if you don't you can just clear out! Now!



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