Dorothy Jane has decided not to audition for her school's production of "Romeo and Juliet", because the director has decided, since they live in Oklahoma, to set the story in the American West. Even more important, the play is about love, and she feels inadequate in that department. She changes her mind in a heartbeat when she learns that her next-door neighbor, Riley Roberts - whom her mother often describes as 'that too-old-for-you boy next door' - has already landed the part of Romeo. Kirby Scroggins is Romeo's understudy. The audition to cast Juliet begins without Riley, who has Track practice at the same time, so Kirby eagerly takes over, anticipating the inevitable kissing scene. His hopes are dashed when Riley walks in, informing everyone that the coach let him out early, and takes over the acting - and kissing - duties himself. Later, Riley discusses with Dorothy Jane the details of their working together, including a bedroom scene which Dorothy Jane had not known about, and ...
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Dorothy Jane Torkelson
The trouble with dreams is, you always wake up.