In the one-act play, Imagined It To Be, a teenage boy and street hustler form an unlikely friendship that enhances their view of the world.
SEAN: I don’t have parents…I have grandparents…they take care of me.
DOUGLAS: That’s okay…you still cared for, ain’t ya?
(pointing) Whatch you reading there?
SEAN: Not for school.
DOUGLAS: What is it?
SEAN: A collection of short stories by Maupassant.
SEAN: French writer.
DOUGLAS: You read french?
DOUGLAS: Oh sh’t. Always wanted to learn another language. Teach me somethin’, say something in french for me…
SEAN: I don’t want to.
DOUGLAS: (laughs) Reading is good for ya. Got nothin’ to say about readin’. I always loved me a good book, whenever I got the time for it, just sometimes the time ain’t ever there…you keep on reading, it’ll do you some good.
SEAN: Why should your opinion matter to me?
DOUGLAS: I’m somewhat older, anyone twice your age, no matter what they do, where they from, they got something to offer that you don’t have, experience.
SEAN: That’s fine.
DOUGLAS: Just talkin’ with ya.
SEAN: I don’t really care what you do…
DOUGLAS: You got some chip on your shoulder boy, what’s eatin’ at ya?
SEAN: Why do you wash car windows?
DOUGLAS: That’s my hustle.
SEAN: What do you do in the winter?
DOUGLAS: Different hustle.
DOUGLAS: I like to drink, kid. If I can survive, I’m happy, just wanna survive and not get in anybody’s way.
SEAN: I’m not much different than you.
DOUGLAS: Oh yeah?
SEAN: I’m just trying to survive, too.
DOUGLAS: What you surviving from?
SEAN: Different ocean, same sharks.
DOUGLAS: Smart cat on our hands.
SEAN: I don’t drink.
DOUGLAS: No. I wouldn’t expect you do.
SEAN: Maybe I will.
DOUGLAS: No, you don’t want no piece of that.
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In the one act eplay Imagined It To Be, Douglas washes cars for cash in the streets of a wealthy neighborhood. After teasing a teenage schoolboy (Sean) he is given a free coffee from him. Both Sean and Douglas come from completely different environments, but despite their differences, form a connection that they may not even be fully aware of. 1 Teen, 1 Man. Drama.