Originally published in Dramatics Magazine, this timely play created a sensation. Teenagers Chris Lincoln and Howie DiNardo are buddies who do everything together. Horsing around one night, they find a large cutout of Frankenstein and decide it would be a real gas to stand it up on the highway. A young mother loses control of her car after seeing the cutout and is killed, along with her young son. Her six year old daughter survives and identifies the two boys who are tried for manslaughter. Their friendship is tested as the families pressure each boy to finger the other as the culprit. One boy eventually does but later recants and admits mutual responsibility. The boys are sentenced to a reformatory where they begin the difficult task of rebuilding their lives and their friendship.