Coming Through the Rye set in 1969 is a touching coming of age story of sensitive 16 yr. old Jamie Schwartz who is not the most popular kid at his all boys' boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield the main character from The Catcher in the Rye and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for J.D. Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening the discovery of love and of the meaning of one's life.