It’s Spring in Briarwood – 1976, In the wake of the Vietnam War, fourteen-year-old Brian lives with his best friend Tom as they drown in the traitorous waters of 8th grade. After a day of tom-foolery involving a bicentennial celebration, a disagreement amongst Brian’s gang of friends causes an emotionally distressed Duke to challenge Brian to a fight at Fort Briar; a holy ground for young kids. Despite the expectation of not showing weakness in the spotlight, Brian decides to act out of empathy and unknowingly prevents a near catastrophe.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Brian||Male||Any||13-15||Head strong since his family split. He lives with his best friend Tom and they like to get into harmless trouble. Physically strong. Looking for a chance to prove himself. Desires to feel valued and wanted.|
|Duke||Male||Any||13-15||Mother recently passed, his father is a wheelchair-bound war veteran. He desires to be as cool and good at things as his friends, but tends to be the butt of jokes. He could really use a true friend to see the pain he has felt recently. Duke yearns a friendship like Tom and Brian have.|
|Tom||Male||Any||13-15||Tom has a very secure home life. He has a long leash (always has) and doesn’t usually face any consequences for his actions. He’s a free spirit and a natural leader. Encouraged his parents to let Brian live with them.|
|Chester||Male||Any||12-14||Chester is in on all the gossip. He’s got all the jokes. He’s smaller than his peers, but the most likable. He’s harmless, but not afraid to say what’s on his mind. He’s a bit of a floater and hangs out with the boys when he can.|