Voices from the Shore: A Play in Two Acts
"Joel and his best friend of many years, Lucas, are awaiting friends to attend a senior-year, spring-break, beach party. Joel seems abnormally tense as he and Lucas discuss their fears and hopes for the future. When Trisha, Holly, Rick, Laura and Joel's girlfriend, Beth, arrive, it's clear that friendship, dreams, and concerns about the future after graduation are on the minds of everyone. Beth confronts Joel about their relationship, and as Joel's anxiety level rises, we begin to understand that he is hearing voices. These Voices insistently torment Joel, resulting in him being admitted into an adolescent, acute care, psychiatric hospital. There Joel meets other young people who are also struggling with who they are and their changing worlds. Tom shows Joel the ward and introduces him to Coby, a streetwise young woman whose rough exterior covers a caring heart, and to Julie, a delicate young woman who repeatedly mistakes Joel for a lost friend. As each character seeks to clarify their future, they prepare to say goodbye to their familiar lives and hello to a world of new opportunities. Told with humor, honesty and directness, Voices From the Shore celebrates the anxieties, triumphs and glories of young adults struggling with understanding their changing dreams and with the responsibility for realizing them."--Publisher's website.
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anymore Ashley Jones asked BETH and LUCAS BETH sings blessed ghost catatonic catch-mg CATCHING EVERY TEAR COBY moves coming-home present crossfade cultural anthropology damn day room DEMON dream drugs drums DYING GIRL Easthouse embraces feel forehead fullback funny give go to college guitar hand happen head hear Hello High School holds HOLLY sings hugs hurt invited Jacob JOEL & GHOST JOEL looks JOEL moves JOEL to BETH Joel's beach JULIE KATHERINE KATHERINE's killed kisses laughs LAURA Lawrence High School leave Let me go listen LUCAS and BETH LUCAS moving Miller the Killer narc never nice night pain party play psych ward pulls JOEL RICK rock and roll Rocko scared SCENE SHORE sits sorry stay stop suddenly take your poison tell Thanks things thought told tonight TRISHA enters VOICES waiting walks weird what's going Yeah