You – The Monologue

Directors’ notes

Staging: End-on

Plot

She had the baby boy when she was sixteen. Now in middle-age the arrival of his letter disturbs and excites her. He wants to meet her, to take her out. But what will he think of her, and surely there’ll be blame. Her fears take her back to her sixteen year-old self, her relationship with her parents, the moment she gave the baby up to the nurse for the last time. She wants to ‘phone and cancel the meeting. The doorbell rings.

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