Theatre for Young Audiences
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play -
Flexible. The original production was a somewhat remote, outdoor location, but it is not a requirement.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy, Special Effects
Interior Set, Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Youth/Camp Programs
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Baker's High School Contest, Numerous High School Drama festivals/competitions
This play for young actors, winner of several play contests, deals frankly, yet entertainingly, with one of today's most sensitive and compelling issues. Steve tells his friend Jack that he no longer wants to go on living. Suicide would make him just another statistic. So the two banter about the alternatives -- until in an awful moment of horseplay and confrontation, the playwright brings us to a stunning climax of shock and introspection.
Pals was first produced at Yarmouth High School in Yarmouth, Maine. It won the state's play competition festival and went on to the New England Drama Festival.