“David and Lisa” in a phenomenal play put on by Theatre on the James. The play focuses on a sixteen year old boy named David, played by Nick Whelen, who has a fear of being touched. His parents, in hopes of helping him, send him to a special school with other kids with similar problems. There, he meets a girl named Lisa, played by Fiorenza LoPresti, who has Dissociative Identity Disorder. As the days pass, David forms new friendships and confronts his inner turmoil with the help of Lisa and a therapist Dr. Alan Swinford, played by Jake Lester. The production is a bit darker than what we are used to, but light moments of comedy are sprinkled throughout to keep us on the edge of our seats. All in all, this play was a rollercoaster of emotions that I wouldn’t mind going on again!