Monologue for young woman in her 20’s by Neil Labute. His dialogue is very natural, easy to speak. It’s about a young woman who is sleeping with her professor who is 20 years older. She’s gotten invested in him and their relationship. He’s cheating on his wife and claims he’s going to leave her. It’s obvious to us hearing her that she’s in denial about the seriousness and his level of commitment in the relationship.
This is interesting to watch. Everything by Labute I’ve found is “can’t look away” compelling. Like you’re watching these human train wrecks. You can see them heading for the cliff, but they can’t see it, they’re blind or cannot help themselves.
Monologue is featured on page 73 of “222 More Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes & Under”