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Why Teachers Go Nuts - Short Play, Comedy

Why Teachers Go Nuts

Preston Powell

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Short Play, Comedy

8m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573629655

An insane discussion of the age old problem: "are teachers driven nuts or are teachers nuts to begin with?" Moving, unperturbed, in a veritable bedlam of a classroom, and accepting the most insane answers as logical and academically correct, Miss Abigail fails to so much as notice the frantic effort…

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Theatre for Young Audiences

30 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - A freshman class of the Lowdown High School, located in the City of Indifference in the State of Ignorance

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TAGS

Childhood

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student

An insane discussion of the age old problem: "are teachers driven nuts or are teachers nuts to begin with?" Moving, unperturbed, in a veritable bedlam of a classroom, and accepting the most insane answers as logical and academically correct, Miss Abigail fails to so much as notice the frantic efforts of her pupils to reduce the classroom to shambles. A godsend to the director who has neither time nor talent at his disposal.
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CASTING

8m, 7f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ABIGAIL ABBYSINIA - An "Old Maid" personified. Humorless, colorless, without imagination or originality. Governs her small world grimly and with vigor. Dressed in a stiff black dress with collar and cuffs.
BULL DURHAM - A bully and consequently a coward dressed in nondescript clothing.
EARNEST E. RUDITE - He is meticulously polite and studiously efficient, carefully groomed and neatly dressed.
FATSO JUMBO TUBBY TERWILLIGER - An overstuffed glutton with a one track mind directly connected with his digestive system who overflows his clothing in all directions.
SKINNAY SMITH - A lanky lad whose wrists have grown too fast for his coat and whose shins have long since parted with the bottom of his trousers.
WEARY WILLIE WHITE - The All American Standing-Sitting-Sleeping Champion. He yawns incessantly and sleeps intermittently, and looks as if he has slept in his clothes. 
CARY CORNTASSEL - A rube type, dressed in patched up overalls. He is not very bright in his studies, but isn't bothered or aware of it.
PERCY PRETTYBOY - A self-conscious clothes-horse. Beautifully dressed with matching manners. He is disdainful of his classmates but very conscious of his female classmates.
TUFFY TUKES - A wholehearted roughneck who is rough in dress, manner and nature. He reads into the most innocent remarks as an invitation to battle.
LULUBELLE LOLLIPOP - A perfect running mate for Percy and their consequent felicity in each other's company is quite understandable.
TOMBOY TOOTS - A harum-scarum hoyden who doesn't permit an oversight of nature in not creating her a boy to worry her in the least.
BASHFUL BETTY - A shy, small girl born with her finger in her mouth. Very timid and unobtrusive. Dressed plainly, but neatly in colorless clothing. 
GIGGLY GOON - Constantly giggling at the slightest provocation, but can take care of herself in combat and gladly goes into the fray when the opportunity comes her way. Dresses "cutely" in a starched dress with bows at her waist and in her hair.
SUSIE SIMPER  - Well dressed and pretty, a simpering sap.
PEACHES PRIMPER - Well dressed and pretty, and primeval primper.

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VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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