Comic drama. By R.N. Sandberg.
Cast: 2 to 4m., 4 to 8w., extras if desired. Can't Believe It traces the intertwined paths of Teresa, a malleable, confused high-school freshman, and Ron, a confidant, popular high-school junior who is about to nail down a college soccer scholarship. Teresa thinks Ron may be the perfect guy—good-looking, smart, funny—with the perfect life. How can a shy kid like her even talk to him? She is urged by her friend Callie to go after Ron and all the things she wants. That means being sexually forward, shoplifting for kicks, going wild at parties and never telling her parents the truth. Teresa and Ron do connect. But when each gets caught doing something they shouldn't, they have to think about what they believe—about themselves, each other and what they truly want. Questions of honesty, trust and personal responsibility run through the lives of all the characters, adult and teen, in this comic drama drawn from the real lives of students, teachers and parents. Can't Believe It was developed at the Indiana Repertory Theatre as a winner of a Bonderman National Playwriting Award. Area staging. Approximate running time: 65 minutes.