A World Premiere Kennedy Center Original Production
Written by Laurie Brooks
Popular high school senior John has a secret: He loves books. But he's afraid to tell anyone, for fear it'll ruin his "angry-cool" rep. When his mother remarries, John is suddenly stepsiblings with Lexie, an honor student who couldn't be more his opposite. Their many differences--from their upbringing and skin color to musical interests and friends--lead each to make flawed assumptions about the other. But when John and Lexie least expect it, they discover the old adage "never judge a book by its cover" still rings true. Mixing powerful storytelling and contemporary music with stand-up comedy "rants" about culture and society inspired by such literary classics as To Kill a Mockingbird, Invisible Man, and Brave New World, this imaginative new work by noted playwright Laurie Brooks (The Wrestling Season) asserts that if you look beyond the surface, you'll see that the world is what YOU make it…and the time to start creating it is NOW.