100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian

By Eric Bogosian

"Mr. Bogosian has crossed the road that separates an exhilarating artist from a cultural hero. What Lenny Bruce was once to the Fifties, Bob Dylan to the Sixties, Woody Allen to the 1970s—that's what Eric Bogosian is to this scary second of drift... i do know of not anyone else like him in popular culture correct now." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

100 (monologues) collects all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, initially played as a part of his six off-Broadway solo exhibits, together with Sex, medications, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the ground with my Forehead; Wake Up and odor the Coffee; Drinking in America; Funhouse; Men Inside and decisions from his play Talk Radio. For those solo exhibits, first played among 1980 and 2000, Bogosian was once presented 3 Obie awards and a Drama table award—earning him residing icon prestige within the downtown theater scene.

One of America's most suitable performers and so much cutting edge and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian's performs and solo indicates comprise Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist); subUrbia; Sex, medicines, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the flooring with My Forehead, between many others. He has starred in a wide selection of movie, television and level roles. such a lot lately, he created the nature Captain Danny Ross at the long-running sequence Law & Order: felony Intent.

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No antisocial minorities who think they have the answers. No people of foreign blood who seek to contaminate our good earth and our good life. Ours is a strong nation. Ours is a proud nation. Ours is a nation of upright men standing in God’s illumination. We have the strength of the just, the will of the righteous. We are the chosen people. We must show the others the way. We must lead the others. We must rule the others. There is only one road that can possibly be followed: Our road, the right road.

And dose kids look up at you and dey love you. Dey love you, Vinnie . . And den and den dere’s Christmas dinner and everybody comes over da house. Ya mother and ya brothers and ya sisters 17 eric bogosian and the kids, and everybody’s sitting around eatin’ whatever they want to eat . . And I sit there at that table, Vinnie, and I look at my family and I think to myself: All this belongs to me. This is my house, this is my family, this is my food on the table, my goddamned dog on the floor . .

Money, power, prestige, cocaine. I know what turns you on, Cheryl, I know because it’s what turned you on about me in the first place. And I’m glad Robert got that promotion. Good. It couldn’t have happened to . . I’m glad he got that promotion. Fine. Good. Yes, Robert got that promotion. He got it because he’s a back-stabbing, ass-licking slime . . OK? OK? I could have gotten that promotion. I could have gotten it. But see, I have a little problem. I have too much integrity, see? I’ve got too many principles.

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