Arlene is Luke’s mother. Her son is in the hospital after a terrible
Start: I used to be a bit of a loose cannon. We both were: Butch and me. Couple of crazies. But at a certain point, Butch had enough, pulled himself together, and I just sank further into it all. [...] End: Of course, who can recognize her now, with all the work she’s had done, but she’s a good mom. Gave him a little brother who adores him. And me...better go see how Butch is doing.
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Nauffts, Geoffrey, Next Fall. Dramatists Play Service, 2010, pp. 56-57.
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