David Rogers, who also wrote Flowers for Algernon, has turned this popular novel into a touching, hard-hitting play that probes beneath the surface of a major problem of today,teenage alcoholism. Shy and insecure, Geri Peters is amazed when David Townsend, the good-looking boy at school, is attracted to her. Too late, she learns that he has sensed the weakness in her that leads to her own descent into alcoholism. The play is written with sensitivity, at times with humor, but always with a firm and helpful point of view. Area staging.