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A monologue from the play by Dominique Morisseau
Bunny (thirties, African American)
Bunny has come over to visit her friend Chelle, who has just come into some money.
Oooo girl, if I had me any kind of inheritance, I’d see the world. Tellin’ you, I’d be in Rome and Paris and all them high n’ mighty places with my mink coat
and my painted nails and my tea and crumpets—or whatever them folks be havin’. I wanna be just like them White gals we be seein’ at the picture show.
Sittin’ back on one of them satin sofas, fannin’ myself and readin’ magazines til’ my man come back home from makin’ his thousands to scoop me up and lay me right.
That’s right, honey. ‘Cept these n*ggers ‘round here ain’t bringing back no kinda thousands. Hell, they ain’t even bringin’ back no hundreds.
‘Less them fools done hit the numbers and picked up a big ol’ stack from Sly, only thing they comin’ to lay is they hair to the side with that conkaline!
That’s why I got to do for myself, now. Keep my ear to the ground and tell folks where to get things. Go here for the best hairdo in the city.
Go there if you need a new auto part. Go up if you want some good blow. Go down if you want some good bump.
Go to the side if you want some down home cookin’. Go crooked if you wanna shoot the dice. Go left if you want the cheapest threads.
Go right if you want the finest wine. And go to Twelfth Street if you wanna partaaaaaay…. And if you ain’t lookin’ for none of that, then what the hell you doin’ in Detroit?
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