A case for abstinence
Jennifer comes to see Dr. Morris, a comical psychologist who surrounds himself with objects that help him dig out what is bothering his patients. He brings out a tiny garden trellis with a little bird perched inside. The garden is locked, and the bird is at peace. With great skill and humor, Dr. Morris begins to untangle the web of feelings in Jennifers heart as he compares her to the bird behind the locked gate.
On the opposite side of the stage, a life-size trellis is set up. It has an enormous lock on it, and a huge key lies on the floor in front of the locked gate. Three mimes, two men and one women, act out the memories of Jennifers experience. (See script notes for suggested for choreography.) The action of the play moves back and forth between Jennifers interview with Dr. Morris and the metaphor of the emotional memory acted out by the mimes.
The trellis represents a young girls life. The lock represents her virginity. The key represents her choice. When the young man returns her key to her in the last mime sequence, he is giving her the choice back and opting not to take it from her. This man is a hero, and celebrates the control and dedication to God that so many young men have. He is a stark contrast to the young man who takes her choice from her in the second sequence.
This play works hard not to cast blame on either sex for the abuse of sexuality, but rather it examines Gods big picture, or His Birds Eye View of sex and the relationship between men and women.
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