An Open Letter to My Sister-Daughter

Journal Entry: the mixed feelings of having to raise your sister.Remember when I used to blast my music and you would open your bedroom door to listen? Remember when I used to swindle you out of your candy by 'sharing' or convincing you that we should trade? Remember how we used to wait for everyone …

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The Linguist (Scene 10)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [inside Abbott estate; NELL, WILL, REESE, RODGER, ELIZA, NORAH, and CYNTHIA are playing a heated game of charades; RODGER is miming reeling in a huge fish] REESE:     Oh, that movie you love so much with Ewan McGregor… NORAH:     The one where he works at the circus? WILL:     BIG FISH! RODGER: …

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The Linguist (Scene 6)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [outside Abbott estate; NELL enters, fuming] NELL:     [muttering]     William Farris working here? As a gardener? The football player, the half-back, number 47, scored two touchdowns in the championship against the Barrow Bulldoggs during his senior year, scouted by representatives from Harvard and Yale? Six foot three with dark hair, tan …

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The Linguist (Scene 5)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [lawyer’s office; NELL, REESE, and CYNTHIA are all seated before the lawyer’s desk] LAWYER:     As I was saying, aside from the age stipulation, Mr. George Abbott’s will is rather straightforward. Now that Miss Nell has reached 35, I am able to reveal the amount that each of you will receive …

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The Linguist (Scene 4)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [inside Abbott estate; REESE, ELIZA, NORAH, and CYNTHIA enter] CYNTHIA:     [to NORAH]     Look how long your hair has gotten! And you, Eliza, you’re so tall! At the rate you’re growing, you could be a model! REESE:     Mother! Eliza is going to college, not— ELIZA:     You really think so? I mean, …

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The Linguist (Scene 3)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [Wells’ living room on the stage left side; ELIZA is on the couch apathetically flipping through channels and hugging a soccer ball; NORAH is on the floor doing homework; REESE is microwaving something and has her phone pressed to her ear] REESE:     [looking in on ELIZA]     Eliza, I know you …

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