A Devil Inside

Start: I didn’t know what to do. So Sata


A Devil Inside

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Age Range
Act 2, Scene 7
Time & Place
New York City, 1990s
Time Period
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Monologue Context

Brad, formerly a mild-mannered appliance repairman, has been driven somewhat mad by

Monologue Text

Start: I didn’t know what to do. So Satan taught me how to hotwire the van. My first thought was to get away, but the FDR was closed, so I drove west and took the Holland Tunnel to New Jersey, but there were cracks in it.

[... ...]

End: The minute I flew up and out, the river kicked in. The Hudson came crashing down, flooding the Holland Tunnel and the entire NYPD as if the waters were parted Red Sea falling in on the Egyptian Army, and I was Moses, safe on the other side with my people.

For full extended monologue, see:
Lindsay-Abaire, David. A Devil Inside. Dramatists Play Service, New York, NY. 2000. pp. 52-53.

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