Coffee Table

Monologue Description: “Coffee Table” is about mental illness.

Character Description: In this monologue, Melanie is a psycho ward patient. She talks to a person that only she sees.

MELANIE:  My table came to life. I was just staring at it and it came to life. It started with the legs…the legs of the table. They moved first. It was quick and I had to blink really hard a few times to make sure my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me.

Then it happened again. I was like, “What the heck is going on around here?”

I stared directly at the table, it was a coffee table and…glass…glass coffee table, and the glass that sat on the legs of the table opened up and jaws, TEETH, teeth came out like a shark and it started biting the air and the legs became fully animated and it was a monster now and this monster table wanted to eat me.

…it wanted to eat me…

So I, I ran and got the chair and I bashed it…I bashed the glass coffee table monster.

I killed it…it’s dead!

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