Enter MRS. GILCHRIST (a middle-school drama teacher, snapping
fingers in "showbiz" style).
MRS. GILCHRIST: Students, wake up! I need to see action! I need
to see movement!
Scene: It is 7:20 a.m. at the Flood Middle School auditorium in
Rehearsal will last exactly 45 minutes. This is no time for
yawning, slouching or scratching.
MRS. GILCHRIST: Come on, people. (Snap, snap!) Let's take it from
the opening song.
Photographs by Ellen Barnett
Steve and Deb Fendrich.
The opening song--as well as the rest of the two-act, ninety-minute
drama--takes place at Pete's Luncheonette, a squeaky-clean
junior-high hangout that has suddenly turned very, very strange.