As their only son’s high school graduation and time for leaving home draws near, two parents wrestle with how to rebuild their own teetering relationship.
Faced with trying to revive the old dreams they dreamt before becoming parents or trying to come up with new dreams, they discover they need a little of both.
CONRAD: (40) Cassie's husband, Randy's father
CASSIE: (40) Randy's mother
RANDY: teenager graduating from high school
MAGGIE*: friend of Cassie
MAN**: library patron
SHERIDAN: a self-styled community theater litterateur
PROFESSOR** friend of Conrad
SHERIDAN'S MOTHER*: Sheridan's mother
PORTER**: early 20's, athletic
WOMAN*: library patron
*Roles can be played by the same actress
**Roles can be played by the same actor
Place: A town in Massachusetts
Settings: Production note: Minimal set pieces supported by projections.
Scene 1: Bedroom. Night. CASSIE and CONRAD
Scene 2: Kitchen. Morning. CONRAD and RANDY
Scene 3: A health club. Morning. CASSIE and MAGGIE
Scene 4: Public library. Day. CASSIE and SHERIDAN
Scene 5: A dressing room. Day. CASSIE and SHERIDAN
Scene 6: High school auditorium. Day. RANDY, CASSIE and CONRAD
Scene 7: A gym. Morning. CONRAD and PROFESSOR
Scene 8: Kitchen. Morning. CASSIE and RANDY
Scene 9: Bedroom. Night. CASSIE and CONRAD
Scene 10: A theater dressing room. Evening. CASSIE
Scene 11: A dark stage. Moments later. SHERIDAN
Scene 12: A section of house seats. MOTHER, RANDY, and CONRAD sit nearby.
Scene 13: The theater lobby. SHERIDAN and MOTHER
Scene 14: Bedroom. CASSIE and CONRAD
Scene 15: Kitchen. Morning. CONRAD and CASSIE
Scene 16: Health club. CASSIE and PORTER
Scene 17: Library. Day. CONRAD and a WOMAN
Scene 18: Kitchen. Evening. CASSIE, CONRAD, and RANDY
Scene 19: A theater. Evening. SHERIDAN and CASSIE
Scene 20: Kitchen. Night. CONRAD peruses the script. RANDY enters.
Scene 21: Kitchen. Morning. CONRAD and CASSIE