The bond between brother and sister is put to the test when they must emotionally support each other through the challenges of substance abuse.
Duo/ Duet- Jumping Rope
- (Lenard and Lena stand in opposing positions waiting on just the right moment to enter the double Dutch ropes. Once they are on the inside they have a short routine that they do. They have been jumping for a long time. They are eight years old.) Lena: (Playing double Dutch) Here we go, jumping, up… Lenard: (Singing) Up we go… Lena: (Singing) Jumping all the time, drink a glass of wine- Lenard: (Singing) Don’t drop the glass, jump, jump- Lena: (Singing) Oh no drink on the floor, glass is cracked, mom on the way, heaven is coming- (they finish jumping, laughing) Lenard: This is a girl game. Lena: You’re gonna play with me because if you don’t I’ll tell mom about the candy you stole from the store. Lenard: Me? The only reason we went to the store was because you stole money out of her purse. Lena: I wish my twin was a girl. Lenard: I wish my twin was a boy. Lena: No you don’t. Lenard: Do to, then I wouldn’t have to jump rope. It’s stupid. (He turns away from her.) Lena: Don’t be mad at me. (He doesn’t respond. She taps him on his shoulder, he turns away again.) Lenard: No, I want a twin that’s a boy. Lena: But…(She begins to sing the double Dutch song. He tries not to join in.) Jumping all the time, drink a glass of wine… Lenard: (Under his breath, giving in) Don’t drop the glass, jump, jump- (They both begin to dance and sing the song.) Lenard/ Lena: (Singing) Oh no drink on the floor, glass is cracked, mom on the way, heaven is coming- Lenard: I guess you ain’t so bad.