It Could Have Been Anybody

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1 1 It could have been anybody raden Foley B [email protected] Cellphone: (2-7)-468-0636

2 2 Cast: Arthur Synopsis: Opens in a courtroom, you are Arthur, a young, and naive lawyer. *Heads up you will be interacting with the audience even if the do not respond to you. Throughout this monologue you will also reference your defendant so feel free to pick a person in the ro om and refer/talk to them to make it more comical. Synopsis used for NV36 purposes: A young naive lawyer attempts a futile defense of his unusual, scrappy client.

3 3 the ng the jury/judge with in confidence... ) ( room addressi Pacing about are is not You and I are very well aware why we here today. And no, it , Now your ART: honor accused of y not o may or ma man is have because this breaking and entering and upon doing s or several. N o!!! W e are here because society is corrupt! shaved a cat or two... reference an audience member as t he defendant and tell the audi ence about him/her ) ( man, t poor , scra ppy, dirty, smelly man has been cheated on by society. He may This poor his reat a g have the prettiest or even smell relatively good, but he does or be the smartest not pause and look bac k at the “defendant” ) probably somewhere in there. Be sides personality... ( poi nt, your honor it is very clear my client is of the lower class ... (look back at the the the middle was said earlier he lives in a dum pster. But being “defendant”) no offense. I mean it class that w e ar e have no i dea how nice this dumpster cou ld be it could have decor ... e, w maybe a decorative from t he wall. O r a racoon car cass for the holidays. The fact banana peel is hanging lives in a dumpster does not hav the crime of those hairless cats. to that my client e a connection think, “yeah now You might i think about it the stray cats around the area have been pretty that could cats )shaving the strays”. But the pointing a “defendant” ( him bare , and maybe it’s also flu lost a number of reasons, one reason possibly being that have is a cat their hair for there going around that we are immune to and completely unaware of. Another “possible” piece of evidence brough t forward by th e prosecutors earlier was that there was ( of this using finger quotes ) saying all “dirty footprints on the floor in the houses and that it was clearly my client because there is no indication that he owns a pair of shoes, also to point out that he isn’t wearing any right now”.

4 4 ) ( talking to the audience calmly g ood point and that solv es the case, I still ask is a Even though pretty much ) How do we know the owners didn’t shave myself...( cats and aren't just using this yelling their thinking really hard but can’t come cat spa days to get cat nip and ...( excuse money for as an and )... cat eccetera. up with anything Recapping and going into deep thought ( ) out loud, rubbing chin wou a trail of cat hair ime ld explain But now that I think about it my client committing the cr houses that were broken into to his dumpster. leading from the someone and waiting for their response or a head nod ) Going up to ( a witness, that you saw this man climbing into a dumpster with a duffle bag And you said, as what some kind of hair. bursting with seemed to be Even if ) don’t respond, in a curious voice pretending like they nodded they ( Interesting, interesting. And now why do we e hair was cat hair , I mean for all we presume that th that been human hair, which isn’t much better... but it’s n know could have ot th at much worse. Sitting back down on desk, deep in thought rubbing chin again ) ( Although would make more sense if , it cat hair. it was ( Recapping confidently ) our honor, besides t he fact that my client doesn’ t hav e an alibi, and lives in a dumpster , Well y could be shaving and cats is to keep warm for the winter and is wearing a fur coat made out of what it seems to be cat hair , and basically all of the evidence p roves that my client is right now guilty...( long dramatic pause ). It could have been anybody. END

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