Marlene Fanta Shyer on her monologue:
To tell the truth this piece is absolutely fictional, except for the '"bad" portrait I once commissioned from a Boston artist, someone who had done me a big favor. Instead of a picture of me, I requested a portrait of Elvis Presley that turned out to look like a quirky Mohammed Ali.
Mustafa is the name of the nice African boy who delivers groceries from Food Emporium, and it was my father who played accordion--and you know what everyone thinks of accordion music!
For more information about the author and the actor see the NYCPlaywrights Play of the Month Page.
The second monologue selected, US by David Copper, will be posted soon.