A Life Spurred into Meaningful Adventure
A Monologue excerpted from the 10-minute play, A Life Spurred into Meaningful Adventure
By Tara Meddaugh © 2015
Setting: A FOREST
Age range: 10-20
About the play:
Goldilocks and Little Bear have run away from Little Bear’s house in the forest to start a new life together, one full of adventure and hope and away from judgmental eyes. However, they don’t quite know where they are going, how they will find their next meal, and Little Bear has never even made a shelter in the woods. Suddenly, the reality of two young friends on their own in the woods, does not seem as carefree as they once envisioned. To read the 10-minute play, A Life Spurred into Meaningful Adventure, click here.
About the monologue:
Goldilocks, the clear leader of the pair, confesses to Little Bear that, despite her apparent confidence, she actually does not know where they are going. As Little Bear appears to be having second thoughts, Goldilocks does not know if her dear friend deserves to have a life without loving parents, like the one she has been ill-fated to endure. She expresses her gratitude of their friendship, but gives him the freedom to return to his protective and loving family, as the adventure she is embarking on will not be easy.
I…I don’t know where we’re going…We know your parents don’t accept me in your house. And…I don’t have much of a home to offer you.
You can go back, Little Bear. If you want to. I mean—I’d understand. You have a family that loves you. You’re not like me. And…I don’t want you to become like me. Bears—They’re—they’re not meant to sleep in beds. But—look, maybe I’m not meant to be scavenging a forest for berries, and yet—this is where I am. And…this is my life. This is my adventure…but it doesn’t have to be yours....END OF EXCERPT
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