A toy piano underscores Eddie as he delivers a report on current
Today is my day to make a report on current events. Do you have current events? It’s part of my social studies class and involves the news of the day, and what the newspapers say. I’d like to start my paragraph by stating that the headlines have hurt my feelings and that today is an especially discouraging summary of facts. [... … …] End: And a crazy guy in Detroit is shooting kids in the face, and more family murders have taken place in the last year than in all of Northern Ireland and I don’t want my family to die. And that’s today’s especially discouraging summary of facts, and I feel like crying. But please don’t flunk me. Please don’t flunk me.
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Elizabeth Swados, Runaways, Concord Theatricals, 1978, pp. 20-21
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