Although the novel "David and Lisa" was written in the '60s, this tale of troubled teens set in a special school could be ripped from today's headlines.
Centered around a relationship that develops between David, an obsessive-compulsive with delusions of grandeur, and Lisa, a schizophrenic dealing with a split personality, the two exorcise their personal demons through psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Swinford.
On Friday and Saturday, the Mostly Theatre Company will stage a local production of the play, based on playwright James Reach's stage adaptation, starting at 7 p.m. in the Old Post Office Pavilion in El Centro. Admission is $5.
"David and Lisa" director Billy Brown, who also plays Dr. Swinford, said, "It's built around the relationship building up; David observes more than anything else and Lisa only communicates in rhyme as Lisa and as Muriel (her split personality) she communicates with a crayon, writing on a sketch pad."