By Eric Bogosian
100 (monologues) collects all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, initially played as a part of his six off-Broadway solo indicates, together with Sex, medicines, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the ground with my Forehead; Wake Up and scent the Coffee; Drinking in America; Funhouse; Men Inside and decisions from his play Talk Radio. For those solo indicates, first played among 1980 and 2000, Bogosian was once presented 3 Obie awards and a Drama table award—earning him dwelling icon prestige within the downtown theater scene.
One of America's finest performers and such a lot cutting edge and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian's performs and solo indicates comprise Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist); subUrbia; Sex, medicines, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the ground with My Forehead, between many others. He has starred in a wide selection of movie, television and level roles. such a lot lately, he created the nature Captain Danny Ross at the long-running sequence Law & Order: legal Intent.
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You understand me? Uh? You’re a bum and that friend a yours, Tommy, he’s a bum too . . and my kid Tony, he’s a bum too. You’re all bums. Bunch a bums. No sense a responsibility, nothin’. My kid Tony, seventeen and a half years old. He’s got whatever he wants to have. Upstairs his own bedroom, his own cable-TV, Space Invasion . . seventeen and a half years old he’s playing with toys . . For his birthday he wants, he wants a ’lectric guitar, so we buy him a ’lectric guitar . . He’s down in the basement till two o’clock in the morning playing the goddamn thing.
Git on there, li’l doggies! ) Hi there, fella! ) (Chuckle) Being a working cowboy is no easy job . . I’m roping cattle from sunup to sundown, keeping those li’l doggies in line . . That’s why I got my partner here, King. (Bark) . . Heh heh . . He works hard, too! At the end of the day, when I’m ready to eat a nice big steak, well you know, King is pretty hungry, too . . (Bark) Heh heh . . That’s why I give him Li’l Doggie Dog Food—all meat, chunks of beef! Hell, he’s around those cows all day long .
They conspire against me because they’re inferior. I am surrounded by a conspiracy of mediocrity just trying to hold me down, hold me down, HOLD ME DOWN, HOLD ME DOWN . . (Looks at his lap, stops shouting) You know what your problem is, Cheryl? You’re insatiable. You’re never satisfied. You can’t get enough. No guy is good enough for you. He has to be a success in the daytime, he has to be a success at night. He has to be a superman and a superstud. You don’t need a man, you need a machine. No wait, I know what you need, you need a real insensitive, malechauvinist-pig cowboy.
100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian