DON PONZO!!!

A MONOLOGUE

"This...it's not Barleycorn ale. It's Dew of the Mountain."

Don Ponzo, a postal worker, attends a Renaissance Fair dressed up as a brave knight. It's a way for him to deal with the death of his soldier brother in Afghanistan. It gets complicated when Klingons show up.

1 M. Any race, any size, late 20s-30s.

ONE ACT - DRAMEDY - 15 mins.

This is part of Volume 1 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.

Production History

5-min version - Five Minute Festival, Cone Man Running Productions, Theatre on the Run!, at Queensbury Theatre, Houston, TX, December 9th, 12th, 13th, 17th and 19th, 2015. The actor was Andraes Hunt.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Member staged reading, playwrights' center, minneapolis, mn, sept 11th, 2017. the actor was jason rojas.

A bit of development with Bedlam Theatre, ST. Paul, MN, 2015.

Classroom readings, Arizona State University, Temple, AZ, 2010.

table readings, old pueblo playwrights, tempe, az 2007.

A compelling character drawn in record time.
— Donna Hoke
Wyndham is adept at creating monologues that reveal the wounded creatures hiding behind bravado and denial. When we see what has really pierced Don Ponzo’s armor, the audience realizes that they have been caught with their defenses down, too. Disarmingly funny and sweetly sad.
— Peter Kennedy