A Well Taught Lesson

by  Ann Karine (AKA Annie G.)

Short Play, Comedy  /  5f

Published with It's Only a Test

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    10 minutes
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    Not Applicable
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    • Appropriate for all audiences

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With a respectful nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice Bobs Her Hair, this lesson in standing up for yourself and not letting others take advantage of you is ideal for high schools. Becky arrives from Indonesia to spend her junior year with her popular cousin Owen, who will get the BMW of her dreams only if she makes sure Becky feel included. Gwen reluctantly educates Becky about current popularity prerequisites and she succeeds all too well.
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Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Church / Religious Groups


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  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Simple unit set.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • 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)



BECKY GORDON - 16 years old, with long hair
GWEN HARVEY - Becky's cousin
ROBERTA DILLION - Gwen's friend
WENDY CARLTON - Gwen's friend
JODY WELLER - Gwen's friend

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Roles for Teens

Casting Notes

Actors playing multiple parts is highly encouraged.



Ann Karine (AKA Annie G.)

Ann Karine is a NYC playwright. Her play Hermaphroditie was chosen to be in the Best American Short Plays Of 2002-2003. Deadline, a new play, is a hilarious farce and send up of Wall Street. Incommunicado, Inc. or Edge Stew was performed at the Cardboard Box Collaborative in Philadelphia. It’s Only a Test and A Well Ta ...

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