Jack Neary

In 1967, a 50-ish music teacher named Ray is pursued by his 45-ish office assistant, Arlene, who cannot come to terms with Ray’s refusal to connect romantically with her. His problem: he married a very young woman before going off to war in 1943, and found, when he returned, that she wanted a divorce. He is a devout Catholic, and the church will not allow him to remarry. Both Ray and Arlene wrestle with this dilemma, and with a staunchly old-school priest who will not budge in his adherence to the rules. It’s a play about choices made at a young age that have to be confronted later in life.