Short Play, Comedy / 3m, 3f
"The War of the Currents" between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla becomes the backdrop to Brian and Dave's unraveling friendship during their final presentation of high school.
- Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 37th Series.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 30 minutes
Mrs. Antonucci's AP American History classroom.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
JENNIFER: The hottest girl in the senior class. Besties with Suze. Every guy's got a crush on her... but ew they're gross. She's going to a state school in the Fall.
SUSAN: The smartest girl in the senior class. Besties with J. Has a crush on Dave...wait, what?! No she doesn't whatever shut up! She's going to Princeton in the Fall.
MS. ANTONUCCI: Has a husband and two dogs. Teaching was her second-choice career. She almost didn't come back to school after a car accident where she got side-swiped by a Coca Cola truck and almost died. She now realizes how precious life is, but lives in constant fear. She wears a neckbrace for the duration of the play.
MIGUEL: Captain of the hockey team. Loves his friends, loves rap music, hates homework. Screw homework, amiright? Let's party! Going to Dartmouth in the Fall (We know, we can't believe it either).
BRIAN: Former best friend of Dave. A recovering slacker, trying hard to finish out high school on a strong note. He'll probably run a business when he's older, or like...probably a bunch of em. Not as dumb as you think. Why would you think he's dumb at all, bro?! He's going to business school in the Fall.
DAVE: Former best friend of Brian. One of the smartest kids in class. But also one of the weirdest. He used to go to OzzFest every year, so what?? Whatever. His dream is to be a composer. He's going to Berkeley in the Fall.
- Non-Traditional casting
- Expandable casting
- Roles for Teens
- Multicultural casting
- Room for Extras
First produced at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival at Theatre Row in NYC, October 2012.