Depression: A One Person Show
Enter stage left
A young individual enters stage left
They look around with a sense of curiosity
Narrator: They wondered when their life had become an act. When a smile was forced and the fleeting happiness of their youth disappears along with the hope that got them there.
They take a seat center stage, look out at the empty theatre, and tears flow down their face. The spotlight is on them and they become uneasy with the pressure of the performance.
Young Individual: Why am I here? No one is here. I am all alone performing for who? Myself?
They look down twiddling their thumbs.
Young Individual: There used to be people here. Where have they gone? I can no longer perform.
The spotlight goes out and the theatre is dark.
Narrator: A young life devoured by the darkness of the world.
Silence rings out in a screeching cry across the theatre, as no one is there to applaud...