Who's Crazy Now?

by  Gerald Bell

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 9f

In an insane asylum, we find a number of lady schoolteachers who have lost their mental balance trying to educate their pupils! 

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Who's Crazy Now?

by  Gerald Bell

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 9f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In an insane asylum, we find a number of lady schoolteachers who have lost their mental balance trying to educate their pupils! This play starts hilariously when the ladies talk and act like their former charges. A love story is introduced with the visit of the niece of the superintendent and a young staff doctor, but each thinks the other is an inmate. The niece thinks she would like to be a teacher, but after witnessing the antics of schoolteachers she decides to marry the young doctor. Recommended for churches, schools, community groups, and teachers everywhere!
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Keywords

Adolescence, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: An insnane asylum.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 9f
NURSE SMITH - A kindly, good-natured person, rather young.
NURSE JONES - An impatient, demanding sort of person who will never get used to the antics of the patients. Older than Miss Smith.
ART TEACHER - Tall, dark woman who takes her work very seriously. In a perpetual feud with the Music Teacher.
MUSIC TEACHER - Large, heavy-chested woman with great and powerful lungs which are used frequently.
HISTORY TEACHER - Dramatic, nervous, erratic woman.
PRINCIPAL - Serious, never forgets that she is the Principal. She is pompous and bigoted.
ENGLISH TEACHER - A joyful person during playtime but is serious when teaching. The chief comedy part.
GYM TEACHER - Preferably a large woman, very dynamic with an abundance of energy who forces her way through life. She is also very coy and bashful during scenes with Dr. Sullivan.
DOCTOR VAN - The leading man, nice-looking, kind and jovial.
MR. ARTHUR - A man about forty-five or fifty; rather dignified, and inclined to be an "I-told-you'so" type, but still likable.
FLORENCE WARE- A petite and chic young woman-not dumb, but  never quite knowing just what everything is all about in this asylum.
DOCTOR SULLIVAN - A dandified and pompous man of forty-five or fifty. Always maintains an air of dignity, until he gets the opportunity of trying one of his theories.
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