The Torkelsons (1991–1992)
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Swear Not by the Moon 

Dorothy Jane doesn't see the point of auditioning for the school play until she learns that her neighbor and so-far-unattainable love interest Riley Roberts will play the lead.

Director:

Arlene Sanford

Writer:

Wayne Lemon

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Connie Ray ... Millicent Torkelson
Olivia Burnette ... Dorothy Jane Torkelson
Aaron Michael Metchik ... Steven Floyd Torkelson
Lee Norris ... Chuckie Lee Torkelson
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ... Mary Sue Torkelson
Anna Slotky Anna Slotky ... Ruth Ann Torkelson
William Schallert ... Wesley Hodges
Paige Gosney Paige Gosney ... Kirby Scroggins
Michael Landes ... Riley Roberts
Rick Lieberman Rick Lieberman ... Mr. Whitman
Vinessa Shaw ... Meredith Reed
Shawn Phelan ... Mercurio
Alyson Sullivan ... Dreama (as Alyson Kiperman)
Danuel Pipoly ... Benvolio
Ian Bohen ... Capulet
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Storyline

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 ... Written by Seauton

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Dorothy Jane Torkelson: The trouble with dreams is, you always wake up.
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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1992 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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