A play in one act by
Jonathan M. Vick
Here I stand, on my bridge to nowhere ...
looking across the moonlit waters for another abandoned bridge.
Looking for someone like you ...
standing on a pier ...
looking across the waters ...
for someone like me.
Caleb has not visited his sister, Adara, in eleven years; not since he left home.
Adara has recently bought a house on a lake, and invites her big brother over to visit ... and to help with a little project.
Late that evening, Caleb and Adara find out who they are while sitting on the pier jutting into the lake; talking about their childhoods, the past eleven years, and their overbearing Mother.
Somewhere on the pier, they find rebellion in their hearts.
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A BRIDGE TO NOWHERE IS JUST A PIER
by Jonathan M. Vick
1 M. 1 W.
One act. Approx. 20 mins. One set.
When Caleb and Adara were nine and six years old, respectively, their Father died and their Mother had a nervous breakdown. Somehow, through the hardships of a Fatherless life and an overbearing, over-protective Mother, they managed to grow up.
Now they are adults, though neither of them really feels very "grown-up".
Adara has just bought a house on a lake. Caleb has been gone for eleven years, but returns when his little sister calls him and asks for help with a "project".
While sitting on a pier late one night, drinking wine and beer and throwing rocks into the lake, they talk about their lives, making huge revelations along the way ... both of them building bridges to nowhere, looking to complete a bridge to cross them from their flawed childhoods to stable adulthood.
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