Well, the seduction works, and before long, their "chemistry lab" experiment has turned into a full-fledged liaison: warm, tender, and top-secret. Bobby makes it look to outsiders like a simple noblesse oblige-style mentoring relationship, but behind closed doors he's telling Adrian he loves him. And remember, again, this is school year 1977-78, northern New Hampshire, and a small town. Thus, you can figure, the moment Bobby starts to fear that his secret might not always be so secret, the situation might get explosive.
And that's my play, Chemistry Lab. The play was produced for three weeks as an Equity Showcase at the WorkShop Theater Company Feb. 28-March 15, 2003, under the direction of my good friend Jerry Less, garnering very favorable responses. Now I am trying to get some more life for the play.
Click here for some excerpts from the script.
Click here to read the reviews we got.
Click here for some personal reflections of my own about the play (including my respectful response to the concerns of the New York Blade critic).
Click here if you'd like to obtain a copy of the script, or open up any sort of dialogue about the play. You can also contact me about other plays of mine, including "Phantom Rep" for which there is an audition monologue out in circulation.