|IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE SAD|
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Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Tags + Themes: 1960's, Depression, Classism, Los Angeles,
Dating, High School
Audience: High School
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Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
It's a Pleasure to Be Sad by David-Matthew Barnes is our Script of the Week.
Set in 1967, Cathy is haunted by images of the Watts Riots, an event she watched from her bedroom window two years ago. Dawson is conflicted with guilt and feels responsible for Cathy’s happiness while trying to understand the bizarre behavior of her wealthy parents as his own family struggles with poverty.
This dramatic short plays features roles for 1 woman and 1 man. Both characters are in high school.