Both a play and a monologue have a script, a performance, and (on a good night) an audience . But while a play usually features several performers, a monologue has but one. A play, with its usual cast of several performers, has much more with which to appeal to not only the audience’s eyes but their minds and hearts as well. Several actors make group dynamics possible and provide a much greater variety of physical actions onstage. This in turn gives many more possibilities for an engaging narrative.