Synopsis – SARA, MADDY, and CHLOE are three best friends in Los Angeles that see each other through thick and thin. Sweetly naïve SARA has a penchant for falling for guys who use her and leave her. Guarded CHLOE has a hot new guy KELLY for a roommate, and can unfortunately hear him having sex through the walls of her bedroom. And ballbuster MADDY may have finally met her match in TRAVIS, her newest fling who is burning through her Top Ten Sexual Fantasies list and still sticking around.
But the girls face their biggest test of friendship with Sara’s newest boyfriend, handsome loner ETHAN, whom she scoops off the streets and brings home to live with her.
As the girls soon discover, Ethan’s most treasured possession is his dead girlfriend’s diary, prompting questions and suspicions. Though Sara defends her new boyfriend, she can’t help but be curious as to what’s inside the diary, and reluctantly goes along with Maddy’s plan to steal the diary, make copies of it, and replace it without Ethan noticing.
Now that each girl has her copy of the diary, they read it and find their lives affected in different ways.
Sara, surprised that Ethan doesn’t mind her reading the diary, begins to act out entries for him as they take their relationship to the next level.
Emboldened by what she reads in the diary, Chloe steps outside her shell, including putting the moves on Kelly, while simultaneously having phone sex with Maddy, a move definitely NOT on Maddy’s top ten list, and one that blows her mind and unsettles her.
Can these three friends work through the drama and figure out the mystery behind the dead girl’s diary?
Productions – April/May 2002 The Actor’s Lab Playwrights 6
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