Lips Together, Teeth Apart

Start: I think you should know something

Chloe Haddock

Lips Together, Teeth Apart

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Age Range
Act II
Time & Place
Fire Island, Fourth of July, 1990s.
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Chloe, a housewife and community theatre diva, now at her sister-in-law’s dead

Monologue Text

Start: I think you should know something about me. All of you. I think it is precisely the small things I run on about and that seem to annoy you so, the little day-to-day details, the nuances, that give our life some zip and some meaning.

[... ...]

End: Sally, will you clean up? We’ll have bugs galore. Pussy Galore! Remember her?

For full, extended monologue see:
McNally, Terence. Lips Together, Teeth Apart. Samuel French Acting Edition, 1991.

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