Neighbors Two: Pillars of the Community

Neighbors Two: Pillars of the Community

by David Heyman
     
 

Neighbors Two is a three act play to be performed on a raised stage in front of the audience. There are two scenes: the open living area of the Desantos’ home, and the wrap-around new porch of the Solomons’ next door.

Lisa has just been given a ride home from school by her new boyfriend, Steve, who is a college freshman. He has recruited her to

Overview

Neighbors Two is a three act play to be performed on a raised stage in front of the audience. There are two scenes: the open living area of the Desantos’ home, and the wrap-around new porch of the Solomons’ next door.

Lisa has just been given a ride home from school by her new boyfriend, Steve, who is a college freshman. He has recruited her to march in an anti-gas-drilling protest rally in which he is a major organizer. Lisa is excited by her role in the march, but she knows her mother would not want her to date an older man. Greg's guitar music can be heard in the background.
Lisa is frustrated because Honey, her friend, neighbor, and confidant, is not returning her calls. In a monologue at the proscenium, she complains about how royalty payments from gas exploration have changed all the people she knows. Gretchen walks in from the kitchen garden. Lisa suspects she has been at the Solomons’ house, and probably with Billy. The two dispute proper clothing for Lisa.

Duke and Fred, his brother-in-law, both lawyers, return from the successful conclusion of a dispute between Oakstone Electric and Bear Mountain Township. The conversation is about green causes, Esther Solomon's proposed restaurant, and the possibility of a protest rally. Dina enters with more celebratory wine. Honey drives up in her new blue convertible, greets everyone, and the two teens walk to the back exit. After a brief celebration the women retire, leaving Duke and Fred to talk. Duke accidentally finds a pregnancy test kit and worries that his daughter is pregnant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011452116
Publisher:
Wilcox Publishing
Publication date:
08/07/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
557 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

David C. Heyman, M.D., retired after forty-three years in the medical practice of anesthesiology. Renewing his interest in creative writing, he is now pursuing ideas that he recalls from talking with patients, raising four children, and keeping up with current events.His first printed book is Money Grows on Trees! Economics for Teens, in which his main motive was to tell his grandchildren how hard their parents had to work to provide for them. Next, he wrote two eBooks—the first two plays of a series called Neighbors—based on families in rural Pennsylvania during the gas-drilling boom. Recently, he wrote Slip of the Tongue, a dark morality play about a small-town radio talk-show host. Coming soon will be a series of iconoclastic, humorous stories called Ether Frolics.He lives in Montoursville, PA, and enjoys reading and participating in local cultural events. He also plays the piano for challenge and relaxation.

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