AT LONG LAST LEO - Leo

Author Mark Stein
Washington, DC

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Leo Beagle has recently completed a 638-page manifesto on harmony for humanity which he hopes will be the next major social movement for the world. The only problem is he can't get anyone to read it, even in his family. Leo's visit home, however--preceded by the arrival of this tome--nevertheless does bring change among them. Although his mother accuses him of being "addicted to hope," hope, even in the face of ridicule, finds ways to endure.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present                  

Situation: Leo, the author of a 638-page treatise to change how we live, has come home to his parents' house -- ostensibly to hold a meeting for those interested in joining his quest. In reality, as we learn in this scene, he is staggering from the fact that, so far, no one's shown any interest.

Subject Matter: Family, Dreamers, Politics, Idealists, World Peace

Note from Playwright: The closing lyrics in the Irving Berlin song, "What'll I Do?" are:  "When I'm alone / with only dreams of you / that won't come true / what'll I do?"   Likewise Leo -- when he discovers his dream won't come true, what will he do?

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    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
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