The Ties That Bind - Karen

Author Rita Pomade
Westmount, Quebec

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: Karen's sister is coming for a visit. They don't see each other very often due to too much family history. Her sister has been diagnosed with the same cancer her mother died from at the same age. Karen unloads part of her family history and the upcoming visit onto a friend because she's not sure how loving she can be to her sister.

Subject Matter: Dysfunctional Family, Love, Grief, Guilt, Sorrow, Reflection, Identity, Regret

Note from Playwright: My sister did get cancer at the same age as my mother, and late in life I've come to love my sister and forgive my mother.

Like the subject in the monologue, I learned what love is through giving birth.

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  • Source
    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70, Adult 70+
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
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