I have an idea for a play that i want to write, only i'm not sure if it's too cliche?? Basically it's set in the 1800's and starts off at a party for the coming of age of Clarice, the daughter of a wealthy race-horse stud owner. At the party she dances with Roderick, the son of her father's friend, and both their dad's talk and say they should be married. Then Clarice sees one of the stablehands from her fathers stud and leaves Roderick so she can dance with him. At the end of the night, he tells her to wait for him the following evening, and she is ushered out of the room. Theygo for a walk the next night, and then when Clarice knows she is in love with him, her father tells her she will be married to Roderick. She flees to her room with her sister Chrisie, who is truly in love with Roderick, and tells her she will not marry him, she loves someone else. Act II starts with Clarice crying as Chrisie is doing her hair, dressed in her bridal finery. Then she is walking down the aisle to be married to Roderick. When they ask if anyone objects, Clarice throws down her flowers and tells him she cannot marry him. She runs off, leaving everyone else in shock. She goes to the man she loves and tells him that she loves him. He asks her to marry him. She says she will but now she has to go back and face the music. IN the end they get married. Basically three things I'm unsure about - first, is having Chrisie in love with Roderick too cliche? Second - I don't knwo what to happen in the middle sections of both acts ? Three - Does the fact that she runs to her love and he asks her to marry him sound too much like Phantom of the Opera???? Any help would be aprreciated !!!!