Excerpt from “John – Adult (Seriocomedic)”

Monologues for the Serious Actor by Bob Berry

Excerpt from “John – Adult (Seriocomedic)”:

The Highs and Lows of Being a Grandparent

One day I attended Grandparents’ Day at my granddaughter’s school. As I shuffled
along the hallway filled with youthful chaos, I was stopped suddenly by the
upheld hand of a six- or seven-year-old boy, who loudly asked, “How old are
you?” For a moment, I felt alien and not totally human.

“How old do you think I am?” I replied with a kindly smile.

“Well, you look older than my grandfather. He died when I was little.”
That coming from a six- or seven-year-old.

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