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Act 2 Evan and Alana pitch a fundraising idea on The Connor Project’s website, to raise $50,000 to reopen the abandoned apple orchard. However, Evan becomes preoccupied with his new relationship with Zoe and his newfound family in the Murphys; he begins to neglect his mother, Jared, and The Connor Project (Sincerely Me [Reprise]). Heidi asks Evan why he did not tell her about The Connor Project or his friendship with Connor. He angrily responds that he did not have the time because she is never around. Overcome with emotion, he rushes off to the Murphys, where Evan bonds with Larry and confides in him about his childhood. Larry offers him an old, unused baseball glove of Connor’s (To Break In a Glove). Later, when Evan mentions Connor, Zoe tells him that she does not want their relationship to be about Connor, but about the two of them (Only Us). Evan goes to the Murphys, only to discover they invited Heidi for dinner. She is mortified to learn they want to give Connor’s college fund to Evan. Heidi and Evan have a fight, with Evan telling her he has found family in her absence. Meanwhile, Alana begins to find inconsistencies in the fake emails. Evan asks Jared to help fix the inaccuracies, but Jared refuses and threatens to expose Evan, who counters that he could expose Jared’s role. Heidi, Alana, and Jared converge in Evan’s conscience, compounding his guilt and doubt over his decisions (Good for You). Evan decides he has to confess to what he has done. An imaginary version of Connor attempts to talk him out of it, but Evan shouts that he needs the whole thing to be over. Connor tells him that if he tells the truth, all he has will be gone, and the only thing he will be left with is himself (For Forever (Reprise)). He disappears, leaving Evan alone. Evan apologizes to Alana, but she has given up on Evan’s help with The Connor Project, being more suspicious of Evan’s statements. Evan shows her the stolen letter to himself, claiming it to be Connor’s suicide note. Realizing that the letter is the key to fulfilling the fundraising goal, Alana posts it online where, to Evan’s chagrin, it goes viral. As a result, many people begin to believe Connor’s suicide was because of his uncaring, wealthy parents (You Will Be Found (reprise)). The Murphys have become the targets of hateful comments because people believe they were responsible for Connor’s death. Evan, distraught, walks in on the Murphys fighting about why Connor really killed himself. Evan admits his fabrication, having sought a genuine relationship with them. As Zoe and her mother leave, Larry turns away from Evan in disgust. Alone once more, Evan absorbs his perceived brokenness as inescapable (Words Fail). Heidi sees the letter online and knows that it was one of Evan’s therapy assignments. She apologizes to Evan for not seeing how badly he had been hurting, though Evan denies her guilt due to his deception. He vaguely admits that his fall from the tree was a suicide attempt. Heidi recalls the day that his father moved out and she wondered how she would care for Evan. Tearfully, Heidi promises that she will always be there for him when he needs her (So Big / So Small). A year later, Evan is still living at home and working at Pottery Barn to earn enough money to go to college the next semester. He contacts Zoe, whom he has not seen since she found out the truth, and asks her to meet him. She insists that they meet at the orchard, which has been reopened in Connor’s memory. He apologizes for the pain he caused and thanks her and her parents for keeping his secret. She forgives him, saying the ordeal brought her family closer together. The two then share a moment before parting. Evan mentally writes himself one last letter reflecting on the impact he has had on his community and finally accepts himself (Finale). MUSICAL NUMBERS Act 1 1. Anybody Have a Map? – Heidi, Cynthia 2. Waving Through a Window – Evan 3. Waving Through a Window (Reprise #1)* – Evan