a one-act play by David Douglas
Length: 50 minutes; 44 pages
Genre: drama, thriller, romance
Cast: 3-4 men; 3 women
Setting: Various locations with minimal sets, including a downtown sidewalk, an apartment, and a diner.
A broken sidewalk catapults Andy out of his wheelchair and into the life of Christine. For Andy, it's love at first sight, confirmed by an unusual “stirring” inside his chest. However, when Andy suspects Christine of deadly misdeeds, he must decide if love is worth the risk.
About the Play
After writing the one-minute play, Broken Sidewalks, David was inspired to write a new, longer story involving the brother and sister characters of ANDY and JULES. Additionally, The Stirring includes and references JOE — the same character from Railbird.
July 21, 2019 – draft completed
Finalist – Fiction – 2019 Pen 2 Paper creative writing competition