The Heidi Chronicles - Act 1, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 1 Summary

The "Shoop Shoop Song" plays in the background as Heidi and her best friend, Susan Johnston, arrive at a high school dance in 1965. Susan's reason for being there is to meet a boy, and she finds one that can smoke and dance the twist at the same time. As she prepares, by shortening her skirt, to meet this boy, Susan instructs Heidi not to make it look like she wants to hang out with her (Susan), but also not to look desperate to meet a boy, either. Heidi rebels against this advice. When a boy named Chris asks her to dance, she says she cannot leave Susan. Susan tries to pretend they just met, but Chris walks off.

When the song "Satisfaction" begins to play, the dance is a Ladies' Choice, meaning the girls are allowed to ask the boys to...

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