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Second Son by Lon E. Rogers

ISBN #1-60513-136-9
JAC#2011-0041

Cast of Characters

  • ABBY LANDIS: Early 40s, distinguished and intelligent
  • WINSTON LANDIS: Mid-40s, an attorney and husband of Abby
  • JORDAN LANDIS: Age 17, the younger son of Abby and Winston
  • DAVID LANDIS: Age 23, the older son, a medical student
  • MARGE THOMPSON: Mid-60s, mother of Abby
  • PHIL THOMPSON: Mid-60s, retired father of Abby

Synopsis
Katie, a toddler, is abducted at a local park. Jordan, her teenage brother and babysitter left her at the kiddy swings for two minutes— only two minutes— to get ice cream at the street vendor. When he turned back to the swings, he finds that Katie has simply disappeared. The tragedy is compounded when Jordan unwittingly provides the kidnapper with damaging information. He receives no sympathy from his unforgiving mother. Overcome with feelings of guilt, shame and rejection, Jordan runs away from home. Found by his father days later, he learns from him a family secret that puts mother and son on a path of reconciliation and healing. Second Son is the story of a shattered family finding deliverance in the midst of tragedy.

Setting
The comfortable sitting room of Abby and Winston’s home. It is nicely furnished, stylish, upper middle class, but not overly done. A teddy bear, a doll and other toys appropriate for a toddler clutter the floor of the room. A telephone is conspicuously displayed.

About this Playwright

LON ROGERS resides in Dallas, Texas. His published credits include a novel, The Between Season, and stage plays, Kierkegaard's Gambit, Evening Star Rising, Second Son, and Losing Daniel, in addition to articles published in the medical literature. The play Captive Minds was a winner of the 2012 Denton Community Theatre Playwriting Festival. Losing Daniel was selected for a staged reading in the Winter Reading Contest by the Texas Dramatists 2008 and won Honorable Mention in the Stage West Playwriting Competition, Fort Worth, Texas 2008. As a teacher of English as a second language, Lon Rogers has written 60 reading lessons, as stories with worksheets, for ESL students. The lessons are combined into two separate PDF files of thirty lessons each. All are offered—free of charge—to all ESL students, teachers and schools. The lessons may be viewed and/or downloaded as PDF files at www.tenplustwenty.com. Lon Rogers is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Second Son by Lon Rogers

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