Seventeen Stitches
Cast: 1 male, 1 female
Age: Teen to young adult
Genre: dark comedy/drama/thriller
Set: minimal, an open space
Running time: Approximately 25 minutes

Two teenagers meet in a vortex-like space between opposing lines of people. While Rachel is simply passing the time before she returns to her place in line, Peter has stepped out of his line in protest. As the lines begin to close in on them, he must make a life-altering decision by choosing to continue forging his path in his father’s line, or join the haunting allure of Rachel’s line, the “line of diamonds.”
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