By James Still.
Cast: 11 actors (doubling possible, genders can vary). For a large number of families in America, there is no such place as home. Though the numbers continue to grow, there are at least 100,000 children in this country without a permanent home. Theatrically structured in both the present and the past, this play gives voice and dignity to a mother and her two children who struggle to survive on the streets while seeking shelter through the maze of social agencies. Fourteen-year-old Justin tries to be a normal teenager while coming to terms with the sudden changes that have upended his life. This play, which won the American Alliance for Theatre & Education's New Play contest, has been produced around the country at regional theaters, youth theaters, and universities. Just Before Sleep is a story of unexpected friendships, fierce love, and survival. Unit set.