DAN O’BRIEN | The Dear Boy
Title Page & Notes
James FLANAGAN 65
JAMES Doyle 17
RICHARD Purdy 37
ELISE Sanger 29
Time & Place:
Scene 1: After school, late December, 1990; Scarsdale
High School, Scarsdale NY. Specifically, we’re in
Scene 2: A party at a bar in the city, later that night.
Scene 3: An apartment (not ELISE's apartment), still later that night.
Scene 4: FLANAGAN’s office, early the next morning.
| Detail of draft manuscript
(1) A slash “/” in the script indicates overlapping dialogue.
(2) Nonverbal “lines” in the script:
. . . ?
. . .
should be played as beats; most often as pauses.
(3) Dialogue in quotes and parentheses, i.e. (“Yes.”) or (“No.”), indicates a nonverbal response.
The Dear Boy was written with the support of the University of the South (Sewanee) and the Tennessee Williams Fellowship in Playwriting
The play has received subsequent development with Atlantic Theater Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Geva Theatre Center, and Primary Stages
The Dear Boy was produced by Second Stage Theatre, August 2005.
Michael John Garcés, director.
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