Ceremony

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Two boys from different families meet on the eve of the wedding that will make them brothers. As they test the boundaries of acceptance and innocence, life after the ceremony hangs in the balance.

Evan Crommett and Meg Gibson in Rising Phoenix Rep's 2010 production, dir. Brian Roff
Alex Flores and Evan Crommett in the Rising Phoenix production, dir. Brian Roff

Read Sample

CORY
Hey some people say. I mean. I’ve heard. That. I sort of look like Nick Jonas? The little one? Nick? The one with diabetes or whatever?

JAMES
No yeah. Right. I can see that.

CORY
Really?

JAMES
Definitely.

CORY
I don’t have diabetes, though. Although. If Nick Jonas has it?

JAMES
Right.

CORY
Diabetes must rock.

JAMES
Sure. Sure. Yeah. (Although it doesn’t. From what I’ve heard. So. But.) Yeah. Jonas Brothers. Wow.

CORY
Yeah.
(beat)
I don’t really talk. About the Jonas Brothers so much. Right? Cause. My dad’s not really. You know. He doesn’t understand. So.

JAMES
Right.
(beat)
You generally. Um. Into the boy bands? Or whatever? That sort of thing?

CORY
Sometimes. I mean. It’s mostly just the Jonas Brothers. Though.

JAMES
You generally into the boys, though? Cory?

CORY
Um.

JAMES
Is that what you’re telling me?
(pause)
Ha. Kidding. Kidding.

CORY
Right.

JAMES
It’s okay. Little brother. Boy bands and me? I love ‘em.

CORY
Right.

Cast Requirements

1 Woman
2 Men

Press

"...Schultz offers a squirm-inducing portrayal of a screwed-up teenager straining to be "special and beautiful and good,"...in a world where adults are either distant or dangerous." --Chicago Reader

Press

Production and Development History

2010--Rising Phoenix Rep, New York
2011--The Side Project, Chicago