Emma Cristano is spending time at the home of her friends and
Start: Shush! Nicky, I think you expect too much. You go looking for the perfect girl, so you find no one. You spend so much time worrying about so much -- your job, where you live, what it means -- you just expect too much.
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End: So did we make a better life for you? It’s not a worse life. But better? Just different, maybe.
For full extended monologue, please refer to the script edition cited here: DiPietro, Joe. Over the River and Through the Woods. Dramatists Play Service, New York, NY. 1999, p. 37.
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