“Nuts” a monologue by Tom Topor
A short monologue from a play called “Nuts” I performed in on stage in L.A. sometime not so recently.
Barabara Streisand also portrayed Claudia in the film based on the Tom Topor play.
The story is set in a courtroom in New York’s Bellevue Hospital and follows a high-priced call girl incarcerated on a charge for killing a violent “John”. The State, represented by a court appointed psychiatrist and an aggressive prosecutor, say Claudia is unfit to stand trial. As testimony from experts, physicians and her parents unfolds, with her psyche and childhood dissected, she proves to the judge that she isn’t “nuts” and stands legally sane at trial for manslaughter.