Lipstick and Wrenches

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“And when they find the boy, they give him three first names but no last name, because he comes first, yet cannot last.”

Characters

Palmer Harris, a teenage girl
Jeb Roberston
, a teenage boy
Bobby Zachary Alexander
, a teenage boy who is also the incarnation of America’s goodness
Lulu
, the star of Fixin’ It, a long-running sitcom; later a spirit
Arby
, a character from Fixin’ It ; later a narrator
Piaf,
another character from Fixin’ It ; later a narrator

PALMER’s living room; a sea of tears; the crone’s lair; Bobby’s place.

Synopsis
PALMER is stricken with grief over the death of her favorite sitcom star, LULU. But when she is visited by LULU’s spirit, PALMER and her best friend JEB are sent on an unlikely mission – to save BOBBY, a popular teenage boy who is also the incarnation of America’s goodness.

Development History
Staged reading with New Ground Theatre Collective, November 7th, 2009
Director: Erin Smiley

Staged reading with Flux Theatre Ensemble, April 6th, 2009
Director: Jessi D. Hill
Palmer Harris: Rebecca McHugh
Jeb Roberston: Matthew Murumba
Bobby Zachary Alexander: Ian Heitzman
Lulu: Tiffany Clementi
Arby: Aaron Michael Zook
Piaf: Johnna Adams

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