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Before Breakfast

ISBN: 990432
One Act, Drama
1 woman
Total Cast: 1, Interior
FEE: This title is in the public domain. No license is required for performance. MS.
THE STORY: A woman, while preparing breakfast for her husband (heard off-stage), complains of her struggles to make ends meet. The husband, once considered a desirable catch, has steadily degenerated until he is no longer good for anything. When his wife has said everything hateful and bitter that is in her, she subsides into silence. A moment later we know that the desperate man in the next room has just cut his throat.
A monologue. Dramatizes the last stages of a domestic struggle and the suicide of a husband off stage.