Hangman

by  Pete Barry

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  5m

A budding teenage philosopher-scientist searches for the truth by experimenting on his friend with a hallucinogenic cocktail.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A budding teenage philosopher-scientist searches for the truth by experimenting on his friend with a hallucinogenic cocktail.

Published in Accidents Happen, winner of the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play.

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Keywords

Adolescence

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A classroom at Washington boarding school. Evening.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

5m
DRENTH
YANKUS
TETWILLIGER
HARMON
JONES
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens

Casting Notes

All characters are teenagers (about 15), and a teenaged cast may certainly be used; however, due to strong language, traditionally Hangman has been performed by young adults.

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Authors

Pete Barry

Pete Barry is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and musician. His short plays have been published in numerous collections, including Accidents Happen  and Eric Lane's anthology Shorter, Faster, Funnier. Accidents Happen is published by Samuel French and won the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outsta ...

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Hangman was originally presented by The Porch Room as part of Five Cornered Thinking at the New York Comedy Club on September 8-16, 2000.

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