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Dante's Revenge - Comedic Monologue from "Promedy"

"Prom-o-logue #2"

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This comedic monologue is taken from "Promedy," a teen-age comedy about Senior Prom by Wade Bradford. The complete script is available at Eldridge Plays. 

 

Dante is a rather goofy, overly dramatic vice-president of the Student Body. After getting dumped by the Kay, the popular cheerleader captain, Dante has decided that if he can't have his dream date, then nobody can! In this funny monolgue, Dante tries to convince the rest of the students that the Prom should be canceled.

 

Dante:
Think about it. Prom is evil, in every shape and form. We should be spending our last year of high school studying for college or preparing ourselves for the turbulence of the adult world. Instead, we shroud ourselves in rental tuxedos and sequined gowns. Every summer and weekend we’ve been bagging groceries or hustling French fries and do we invest that hard earned money? No, we fritter it away on one special night when we blow all our cash on a limo driver, an ugly corsage, and an overpriced photo featuring a hairstyle you’ll be ashamed of five years from now. We behave as if the institution of the Prom is the quintessential experience of our teenage years, when in truth it is an evening of bad songs, buffalo wings, and an unspoken dissatisfaction. Generations have tried to hide their disappointment while they awkwardly dance. Whether it has been the fox trot, the jitterbug, the twist, or the funky chicken, the dance has always been the same. But the music is over, people. Which is why I’m calling a vote to put the Prom out of its misery. Now who's with me?!

 

 

Read the first monologue in this series.

 

 

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