100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian

By Eric Bogosian

"Mr. Bogosian has crossed the road that separates an exhilarating artist from a cultural hero. What Lenny Bruce was once to the Nineteen Fifties, Bob Dylan to the Sixties, Woody Allen to the 1970s—that's what Eric Bogosian is to this scary second of drift... i do know of nobody else like him in popular culture correct now." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

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 odor the Coffee; Drinking in America; Funhouse; Men Inside and decisions from his play Talk Radio. For those solo exhibits, first played among 1980 and 2000, Bogosian used to be offered 3 Obie awards and a Drama table award—earning him dwelling icon prestige within the downtown theater scene.

One of America's most desirable performers and such a lot leading edge and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian's performs and solo indicates comprise Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist); subUrbia; Sex, medicinal drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the ground with My Forehead, between many others. He has starred in a large choice of movie, television and degree 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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Huh . . You may have forgotten me, but I remember. When you’ve got the time, you remember everything . . I even kept your picture. See? . Oh, you don’t want to look? You don’t like it? I do. I look at it all the time. Nice outfit . . nice colors, school colors, right? I know . . It catches you just the way. That way you used to be. That smile. That laugh. I remember your laugh very well. Seems like you were always laughing . . You used to laugh at me kinda, huh? 35 eric bogosian Wait a minute, you just got here .

In my black cocoon I’m where no one can find me, no one can hurt me, no one can touch me. I’m safe in the dark, I’m happy in my hiding place. I don’t have to think, I don’t have to feel . . and the best part is . . I don’t have to see . . 38 18 Insurance A man is seated at a desk, talking on the phone. Hello. Suzy? Hi, Suzy. Uncle Freddy. Is Daddy home? . Uncle Freddy. Can you get your daddy, please? . Get your father, Susan! Thank you! . Hello, Mr. Stearns, Fred Stanley down at Mutual Insurance!

And I sit there at that table, Vinnie, and I look at my family and I think to myself: All this belongs to me. This is my house, this is my family, this is my food on the table, my goddamned dog on the floor . . It’s all mine, it all belongs to me, Vinnie . . And it makes me feel good inside, you know. It makes me warm. That’s why you gotta get married, Vinnie. You don’t get married you’re never gonna have a Christmas tree. Single guys, they don’t got Christmas trees . . 18 8 Looking Out for Number One A man with a microphone addresses the audience: I want you all to do something for me right now .

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