Lemon Sky

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Lemon Sky is a play by Lanford Wilson first developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference in 1968, with Michael Douglas in the cast. It was later produced Off-Off-Broadway at Cafe La MaMa in 1970. The story is about a fresh out of high school teen from the midwest moving to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Attempting to overcome the past, Alan is confronted with problems within his new family.

Wilson adapted the play for a television drama of the same name in 1988, directed by Jan Egleson, starring Kevin Bacon as Alan, with Tom Atkins as the father. Kyra Sedgwick, who met future husband Bacon during rehearsals, gave a fierce performance as the saucy call girl Carol, and Casey Affleck made his screen debut as Alan's stepbrother Jerry.