Date(s) - 07/12/2014
Rose, a shy dime store salesgirl whose life centers around reveries and daydreams, lives in a dreary Philadelphia apartment. Into her life saunters Cliff, a hard working, hard drinking truck driver. He is rough and witty and just as starved for love as she is. Rose is a nervous and flighty woman who is haunted by the past and obsessed with destruction; due to her hemophilia, she’s closed herself off from the world. She works at a five-and-dime behind the candy counter. She dreams of true love and how she’ll meet a man one day who is perfect for her. Cliff is a foul-mouthed, wise-cracking transcontinental truck driver who gets stuck in town when his truck breaks down. While he is waiting for his rig to be repaired, he wanders into Rose’s store looking for a one-night stand. Rose then invites him over to her apartment and they start to argue about issues like her neighbor and her boarded up window. He soon finds out about her weird collection of men’s sweaters. Despite their differences, these two neurotic characters end up falling in love at the end of the play.