ELLA-BELLA, THE BOOK FAIRY:

A CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN MONOLOGUE

Ella-Bella, the pregnant Book Fairy welcomes you to the Children's Library! C'mon, kids, cross the "magic threshold" (to quote former President Obama). During the monologue the audience (the kids) will write Letters of Recommendation in crayon, while the Book Fairy encourages the audience to consider her book suggestions. A monologue on ignorance and hate in the Age of Trumpism, and the power of books to make us better citizens.

1 F. Any race, any size, 20s.

ONE-ACT - COMEDY - 15 mins.

Part of the Volume 2 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.

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Asher’s words are a scream for attention from his characters! They teether in madness. They are people that are trying to do good, but the world punishes them for it. They go through the right path and then get attack by our new reality. Ella-Bella is about our lack of education and encouragement for it, and her words are like a knife that cut us with each statement, with each realization, with each twist of it. He continues to unravel the American experience in his monologues and if you are not reading them, you are definitely missing out.
— Nelson Marcano-Diaz
My favorite thing about Wyndham’s characters has always been their spirit. It doesn’t take long for you start sensing their energy and getting a whiff of what they’re all about. They make a point, ultimately quite gracefully, and in Wyndham’s longer pieces they go through rather moving journies, like here, showcasing Wyndham’s abilities and concerns with plot. This monologue’s “Associate Librarian” is a wonderful example of the character with everything planned, except for her own general state of being, which gets in the way to charming and hilarious effect. Wyndham should not be ignored in the search for American voices.
— Ricardo Soltero-Brown