The Work: Plays

The Confession

1993, (A ten minute monologue for a woman.)


A woman persuades her lover to trust her and confide in her his most heinous act. As soon as he does she is so appalled that she taunts him with it. Disappointed, his love fades. For revenge she betrays his trust.


"Love love love love! Everyone talks to me about love. Love your neighbour! Love your parents! Love your children! Your husband! Your country! Nothing works without love! The most important thing in the world, they say. Love! What's so important about it, tell me? Tell me what's so lovely about love? What lovely thing hasn't been corrupted because of love? I'm listening, tell me!"