There are a million amazing monologues. Some make you think, some make you cry, others make you sympathize with a character. There’s witches, business men, raptors in Enron, superheroes, mental disorders and a million others. With all of the different types, styles and ways that Actors perform monologues, how can you choose only one?
Simple, leave the stage, leave the screen and head to TV. (I can’t believe I said that either!)
You have amazing monologues from numerous broadway stars, but nothing compares to the ultimate monologue. If you like trashy TV, then you know exactly which one I’m talking about. Everyone from country music fans to people who love showtunes night can even quote it. Yup, it’s the “Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia” monologue from Designing Women! Watch it and then feel free to share and comment below!
Not only do I love this for the pure fact that’s its over a minute of a pure bragging-right rampage, but it’s all about defending someone without them knowing it.
The main character giving the speech is defending her sister. She not only defends her but she puts her on about as high of a platform as you could ever hope for if someone was talking about you, your talents and found out someone tried to sabotage them. It sort of takes the insult out of the read because she is defending her sister and not even taking credit for it.
Although it isn’t good to get in someone’s face, it is very admirable that she did this. It’s important to stand by your friends, family and the people you love. It’s even better when you can do it and not feel like you need to take credit or let the person know. That’s what I love most about this monologue. She goes in, does something good and expects nothing in return. That is what a good friend, sister or person you care about does.
This technically isn’t a broadway monologue but it is an amazing one. If you have a favorite, please feel free to share it below and why you love it. Thank you again for reading!