Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Ron and Lisa's apartment in Pensacola, Florida. Midnight. The present.
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Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Vernon, a drifter in his late twenties, visits his brother Ron after a long absence. Their older brother Alan is in a coma and Ron, who is about to get married, wants to take Alan off life support equipment after a prolonged period of little or no improvement. Is this for Ron's convenience or is it really time to let Alan go? Vernon questions the ethics of Ron's decision and fiancee Lisa joins the fray to protect Ron's interests in an emotionally charged confrontation that results in tentative steps toward unity and a sense of family.
Published in Cross Country: Seven More One Act Plays.
ROAD TRIP was originally presented as a workshop production at the University of Mississippi featuring Gigi Repetti, Gregory Mach and the author. ROAD TRIP was originally presented in its first full production by the Action Theatre Group in New York City on May 23, 1985 under the direction of Diane Wynter.