The Crown Prince of Perfect
by J. Boyer
Plot Summary: Brian Colby and his wife Sarah are in counselling as the play begins, and it's not going well. Of course, neither has their marriage. That's why they're in counselling with Dr. Castle, to help them get through the last of the time they'll be spending together. The doctor means to take them through various stages of their relationship, hoping to show them something positive amidst all their turmoil, but as Brian and Sarah see scenes from their marriage acted out on the other side of the stage, it only serves to underscore all their fears and animosities. As Brian tells his version of events, then Sarah tells hers, they seem to have spent their marriage worlds apart. Whatever made them think this marriage could work to begin with? Have they lived together all these years without so much as one perfect moment? And if there were such a moment, if such a moment exists for any husband and wife, where would it be? What would it teach us, if only we could find it?