Chad has decided college isn’t for him but Lia gets to the root as to why in this scene from 1 act drama eplay Other Side of the Chasm.
CHAD: You were giving up…
LIA: Exactly. But I didn’t, did I? I knew I had to face myself and make a decision, there and then. And if I didn’t make that decision, things woulda turned out differently for me.
LIA: Somewhere deep down you know you are capable of way more than you’re allowing yourself to be…
CHAD: I feel trapped.
LIA: I’ll help you.
CHAD: How you gonna help me?
LIA: I know you want to go to college. And it’s time you face the elephant in the room. Why can’t we fill out applications together, look at some grants, loans…
CHAD: That stuff don’t apply to someone like me, I told you already.
LIA: Where did you get accepted?
LIA: Don’t lie to me.
CHAD: I got in.
CHAD: I’m not saying.
LIA: But you got in.
CHAD: A few. Can’t afford it though.
LIA: You know why you got in, right?
LIA: Cause you’re brilliant.
CHAD: No, I’m not.
LIA: Any scholarships?
CHAD: Maybe…I’ll show you the paperwork.
LIA hugs CHAD.
LIA: So, what is the problem?
CHAD: …I’m afraid…
LIA: Of what?
CHAD: I’m afraid to be as good as I want to be.
LIA: That’s because you are as good as you imagine yourself being.
CHAD: What if I’m not able to…what if I’m not accepted?
LIA: You already are…you owe it to yourself.
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In the one act eplay Other Side of the Chasm, Chad tells his best friend Lia that he isn’t going to go to college, that he’s going to work at a music shop and get his own apartment. Lia finds out the reason why and tries to help him out. 1 Woman, 1 Man. Teen Drama Play.