Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - April and May
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student
A yarn-spinning janitor is the stage manager, and he directs the cast members in the setting and re-setting of the few tables and chairs that comprise the simple set - no scenery is required. At the center of the story is Lorraine, forbidden by her mother to see her divorced father ever again, forced to face the uncertainty of her life after high school. As the school year nears its end, and the pressures mount, Lorraine, who is to play a major role in the commencement ceremony, runs away. In the end, it is an eccentric math teacher who finally gets Lorraine to face her fears and return to the ceremony.
Pomp and Circumstance was first produced at Mayfield High School, Las Cruces, New Mexico and was directed by David Edwards.