Artwork: Ros Winner Sterling
OVERVIEW OF THE PLAY:
A full-length play for multigenerational audiences. Ideal for adolescents, adults, seniors.
A play about growing up in our "have and have-not" society, and discovering what "family" really is. Though Angie, an adolescent, lives in a wealthy town, she is poor. Deserted at birth by her mother, her father killed in War, she lives in a trailer with her ailing but loving Grandma. Though a gifted athlete, Angie's afraid to compete at her preppie school, feeling she's "Trailer Trash". While terrified a disliked aunt will soon take her away to live with her and put Grandma in a Facility, Angie meets a boy, Theo, at school. Brilliant, wealthy but an awkward loner, Theo's parents have no time for him and schoolmates taunt him, his only friends being his computer and his bird. Finally as Angie and Theo form a unique bond as soulmates, they gain the courage to begin their journeys toward adulthood --- resolving family problems, and taking actions to utilize their talents at school.
WEST COAST PREMIERE, Emerson Theatre, Downey CA April 2016
Theater of the Open Eye, New York
Commissioned by Theatreworks USA, New York
Published by Samuel French