Professor Delgado on the inspiration for this monologue:
“Laura’s Early Returns” attempts to contrast past civil rights gains with possible future losses through memories of a lost, loving relationship. Three drafts over three days were needed to strike a balance between the character’s personal story and the social comment."
Thanks to Ramon L. Delgado for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this video of his monologue LAURA'S EARLY RETURNS. And thanks to Marina Re for her good work.
Retired Professor Emeritus RAMON L. DELGADO is the author of eight published short plays, notably “Waiting for the Bus” in the Bantam Press collection Ten Great One Act Plays and the full-length play A Little Holy Water. Three of his one-acts are available from Samuel French. He was editor of The Best Short Plays series from 1981-1989 and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
MARINA RE has appeared: Off- Broadway: Lions Theatre, NY Classical Theatre, Flea Theatre, Bleecker Street, HB Playwrights, Abingdon,Kraine. West End. Regional: Huntington, Riverside (Fl.),Two River, Florida Studio, CenterStage, Conn. Rep, Arts Center Coastal Carolina, National Theatre of Deaf (National Tour), Gulfshore Playhouse, Charles Playhouse, Vineyard Playhouse, CityStage, Lyric Stage,Foothills. Company Member: “Shear Madness”, Gloucester Stage Co., Merrimack Rep., Boston Shakespeare Co. Awards: Desert Star Award (Master Class), IRNE Award,, Sarasota Magazine:”Best Lead Actress”( Boleros for the Disenchanted),”Best Supporting Actress ”(The Miamians), Boston Globe ”Best Performance of Year”(View from the Bridge, North Shore Fish, Sisters Rosensweig,Present Laughter, Italian-American Reconciliation), Boston Phoenix “Favorite Local Actress”. FILM: Woody Allen’s IRRATIONAL MAN, Diane English’s THE WOMEN, IRIS, TALKING TO GOD, URBAN RELICS. TV: Primetime WWYD, New Amsterdam, Nurse Jackie. Web site: www.marinare.info/