The Place: Detroit, Cooley High School, 1965
The Characters: A 17-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy
The Set-up: The girl was attracted to the boy because his family was religious and listened to classical music. The boy was attracted to the girl because her parents threw parties, drank, smoked, and listened to loud tunes.
The Action: A pregnancy, an elopement, and a marriage that was a misery of miscommunication, mixed signals, conflicting goals, and opposing objectives. And four children.
The Climax: A swampy divorce, ill-fated remarriages.
The Chorus: The four children--Damaged, Affronted, Provoked, and Dead.