Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - A Senior English classroom in Blue Rimrock High School, far off the beaten path somewhere in the West. The present.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Into Rimrock High School comes mild mannered Oswald Agnew, new graduate of Hackensack Teachers' College. One expects a certain number of problems in a new job - but Oswald discovers that he's the first male teacher in the school in ten years! Mr. Agnew's first day is an absolute shambles. While he's diagraming a simple sentence on the blackboard, Spaceman sends up another one of his homemade rockets. Then Arlin gets his finger stuck in his desk. Then the fire drill bell rings! As they all carry Arlin, desk and all, towards the nearest exit, Mrs. Matchett, the principal, storms in! It looks like an impossible situation, but the students rally behind their new teacher who proceeds to win the respect of his fellow teachers!
A Rocket in his Pocket was originally presented by the National Thespian Troupe of Highland High School in Albuquerque, NM in April 1959. It was directed by Anne E. Shannon.