While reviewing "the principle of equilibrium" for their upcoming chemistry exam, a group of friends discuss the racist actions of a teacher at the school. Confronted with a recent example of his favoritism towards white students, they debate whether they should respond in some way to the racism they perceive, or just continue studying. The unexpected appearance of a fellow student further complicates matters as he forces them to admit the true feelings under their good intentions. Witty, genuine, and thought-provoking, this play explores the forces that maintain the status quo in both chemical and human reactions.
- 30 - 40 minutes
- 6 f, 4 m (10 actors possible: 2-8 f, 2-8 m)
- Content Notes: Mild adult language
- Set: Minimal.