This two-act play deals with the problems facing teens. The play can be used in classrooms or on stage to open communication and understanding on hard to deal with topics. If staged, the cast should include teens, parents, and teachers.
Wanda struggles with pregnancy and thinks she can take care of a baby until reality sets in. "Who am I kidding. I can't even keep my room clean." All problems are handled with humor and compassion and show both sides of a problem: the teen's side and a family or friend's side. The topics range from prom anxiety, AIDS, adoption, cults, and more, including that Mother of all teenage terrors - yes, acne. This play opens the hearts and minds and lets teens know, at the end of the day, we're all in this together, and bullying is never the answer.
KeywordsAdolescence, Current Events, Death, Friendship, Illness/Health, LGBT issues, Parenting/Family
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: The stage is stark except for an elaborate closet door, a severe wooden chair, a large 'boulder,' a plain empty book case, and a small empty table. By the end of the play the stage is no longer stark but brimming with life.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Features Teens
- Flexible casting
Ideally the cast would include teens, teachers, and parents. Sections of the play can be used for audition monologues or, broken down for discussion groups.