A Quarter Placed on Railroad Tracks

TEN MINUTES. 18-year-old Jaske and 17-year-old Court are out in the countryside, celebrating their high school graduation.
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A Quarter Placed on Railroad Tracks

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  • Lee R. Lawing:
    29 Nov. 2022
    The beauty of this play is everything that's not said and that is saying a lot since Martin is one of the most poetic writers I know and everything he touches is gold in it's execution. We all have those first loves which for some were ones that we still think about years from the days it occurred. I feel that Court and Jaske may have a turn of feelings at some point about those days. At least the romantic in me hopes so.
  • Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos:
    3 Apr. 2022

    Martin’s signature style is on display here as we bear witness to a moment in time between intimate friends who are at a critical juncture in their lives. It’s all on the line both figuratively and literally. Bittersweet.
  • Sam Heyman:
    26 Feb. 2022
    An understated, poignant two-hander that lets its actors speak volumes with moments of silence, A Quarter Placed On Railroad Tracks tells a story of two friends getting ready to head off on two entirely different journeys. The play ends and you wish for more, knowing full well that small connections like this are made all the more meaningful for their brevity. Excellently moody.

Character Information

  • Jaske
  • Court

Production History

  • Community Theater
    10-Minute Play Festival, Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette; Lafayette, IN