In Cherry Blossom, Dierdre’s world is turned upside down when the man she’s in love with turns out to be nothing more than a false romance.
DIERDRE: No, no, through with what? You think we were just having fun in the sun, don’t you? I thought we were falling in love. Isn’t that what you told me, Marshall? Didn’t you talk sweetly to me under the stars and open your heart up to me, whispering all the sweet nothings in my ear…how much you love me, how I was your one and only cherry blossom? Romanticizing about how you want to spend the rest of your life with me, one day start a family and buy a big old house and live happily ever after, baking pies and homecooked dinners, you’d come home after a long day of work and I’d have our son in bed and we’d make love until we passed out from bliss, only to rinse and repeat the same day again the following morning. Boy, you had me going…I bought into all your lies…but the way you pulled away from me, woah, that was like being skinned alive. Never taking my feelings into account, leaving me nothing more than a second’s notice and expecting me to fly in whichever direction you wish me to fly in. Well, I’m a free bird, Marshall, always have been, always will be. Ain’t no self-centered fool like you gonna tell me how to live out my life. You could part ways with me, but you won’t kill what’s inside me…never.
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In the one act eplay Cherry Blossom, after a summer romance between Dierdre and Marshall, Marshall wishes to put things to its final end, leaving Dierdre deeply wounded in more ways than one and in their final encounter on an outdoor train station platform, painful truths become exposed. 1 Woman, 1 Man. Drama. Period Drama.