Early in the play, Eugene breaks the fourth wall to introduce the
EUGENE: (writing, says aloud) “That’s-what-they-have-gutters-for” … (to audience) If my mother knew I was writing all this down, she would stuff me like one of her chickens … I’d better explain what she meant by Aunt Blanche’s “situation” ...
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My father thought it would just be temporary but it’s been three and half years so far and I think because of Aunt Blanche’s situation, my father is developing--(He whispers.)--High blood pressure!
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Samuel French, 1984, pp. 13-14.