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Birdbath

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Synopsis

A young, unsuccessful poet meets a young girl while they are both working at an all night cafeteria in Manhattan. It is obvious that she does not want to return home to the Bronx where she lives with her mother, so he convinces her to come to his place. He gets drunk and entices her to drink a little. He tries to seduce her in the mildest manner possible. She resists in the most devastating way imaginable, turning the evening into a nightmare for both of them. It is a boy meets girl love story unlike any other.

Character Breakdown

Frankie Basta (M, young) poet
Velma Sparrow (F, young) waitress

Teacher Notes

Published in a collection entitled "Encounters"

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