Entanglement

Entanglement, a monologue for a “very attractive woman in her thirties,” is set in a bar.  The woman, identified in the script as Laura, speaks to a man whom she later calls Albert, who has bought her a drink.  She talks to him about ambiguity and making choices and tells of a novelist she knew who liked to think he was always right and wanted her to be wrong.  He wanted to be right more than he wanted to have sex with her.  She thinks Albert would say pretty much anything to get her clothes off but he may also be wary of getting into some sort of entanglement that he can’t get out of.  She wonders if people deserve contempt because they ask different sorts of questions.  She says that if anyone had suggested in 1900 that what happens to one particle will affect another particle on the other side of the universe they would have been ridiculed and destroyed.  She says she doesn’t mind Albert looking at her breasts and believes that anything may be ambiguous until someone pays attention to it.  She says loneliness is the answer to every equation and that women who go into bars with mirrors are taking a chance and that the man who may go home with her is also taking a chance.  She asks Albert what he wants and says he must decide “right now.”

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