Drama. By Linda Daugherty.
Cast: 4m., 5w. Angela has a new boyfriend. C.J.'s amazingly handsome, romantic, and he's a senior. He texts her day and night. Angela's girlfriends are impressed, but her best friend, Jen, is troubled. At homecoming, a jealous C.J. roughly grabs Angela's arm as she dances with her pal Duffy, but later texts, begging Angela's forgiveness. The relationship continues, but Angela's girlfriends exclude her and she begins lying to her mother. Using e-mail, texting, his cell phone and an intimate photo of Angela, C.J. exerts his control, isolating Angela from family and friends as the relationship spirals dangerously downward. Hope replaces despair when, at Jen's urging, Angela finally reaches out to her parents. This well-researched and thought-provoking play explores the hidden world of aggression and violence in teen dating while encouraging young people to make choices that result in healthy relationships. Area staging. Approximate running time: 40 minutes.
Also Available: 60-minute version