Generational Medley

Generational Medley is a series of eleven thematically connected monologues from the perspective of a 9 to 14 year old boy, living in the Bronx during World War Two, with his father fighting overseas These dramatic, humorous and historical monologues revisit the events, feelings and fears of the time of the "Greatest Generation."

PERFORMANCE TIME IS ONE HOUR

THE MONOLOGUES:

Announcement:
A family is informed of the father's decision to volunteer for the military. The reality of his leaving becomes clear.



Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric

Awakening:
The deeper meanings of the World War Two are revealed by German immigrants.

Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric
The Bonus:
The war and Christmas collide. The kindness of strangers makes a difference.

Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric
The War:
The world is transformed by war. A family's life is also transformed.

Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric
Waiting:
Waiting is hard. Even the youngest are profoundly affected.

Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric
Encounter:
Even with the war there is time to be just a kid. A dust-up with her Marty brings an encounter with the dreaded Mrs. Silverman.


Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric

The Letter:
A letter from father to son reveals the human side of the Battle of the Bulge.

Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric
The Visit:
A matriarch provides the older generation's prospective on the war. It takes on new meanings.

Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric
The Sisters:
Even the unlikely are heroic. Everyone does their part and everyone is indispensable.


Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric

The Day He Died:
A child's response to the death of the most important man on earth.
Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric

Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric



Homecoming:

An unforgettable moment in the lives of a family. A dream come true; a prayer answered.
Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric

Stanley Robin PhD - Robin Monologue is a performance of Generational Medley, A Hole in the World and 20th Century Fabric






POST PERFORMANCE

These monologues frequently stimulate audiences' emotional and contemplative reminiscences and discussions. Dr. Robin conducts and assists in them.



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