David Gonzalez | The Man of the House
Storyteller, musician, poet, actor, writer and music therapist, David Gonzalez, is a one-of-a-kind artist. He is the creator of many stage productions
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The Man of the House

I’ve been happily holed up writing in my perfectly simple cabin at the Byrdcliffe Artists Colony in Woodstock and yesterday sent the Kennedy Center a working draft of The Man of the House, a new solo theater piece based on an episode in my own life…boy loses dad, boy finds dad, boy grows up.
Below is an excerpt from the play.  I hope to get a production in the 2013-14 season.
 

Onward,
d.

Pablito – age 13

PABLITO
Mom doesn’t hate you Dad, she’s hurt, and she doesn’t trust you.  There’s a difference.  She has to work her butt off and with no help from you.  How do you expect her to feel?!  You left us stranded, and here you are with a Caddy, a Mercedes, a boat, antiques…
DAD
It is much more complicated than that.
PABLITO
(Angrily) Not really, pretty simple actually.  You have your life, we’re not included.  Period.
DAD
One day you’ll understand how it is for a man to…
PABLITO
Bull.
DAD
…live with…
PABLITO
Double-Bull. 
DAD
…a broken heart.
PABLITO
Triple-Bull…a stampede of Bull!
DAD
Pablo, stop.
PABLITO
You stop bulling me and just say the truth, that you were a coward, that you screwed up, that you choose yourself over me!
DAD
Pablito…Pablo, you…are…I am…(long pause)
PABLITO
A coward!
DAD
Waiter!  The bill.  We are going home. 
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