Can't Buy Me Love

by  Jason Milligan

Short Play, Comedy  /  3f

It is a dull summer night in Batesville, Mississippi and three high school girls are bored to tears. When the Know-It-All dares the Dreamer to call up Paul McCartney and ask for one million dollars, and they actually get through to the rock star, the girls discover there is more to life than money. Published in Southern Exposures: Five Plays About Life in the South.

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Can't Buy Me Love

by  Jason Milligan

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

It is a dull summer night in Batesville, Mississippi and three high school girls - know-it-all Ellen, peace maker Sandy, and introverted dreamer Amy (who's been in love with the Beatles since she was six) - are bored to tears. They discover that Paul McCartney is worth $600 million Ellen suggests they phone him and ask for a million dollars since he'll never miss it. Moreover, Ellen insists that Amy be the one to call as she has a problem with boys and this will fix it. Amy gets through to the rock star and the girls find that there is more to life than money.

Published in Southern Exposures: Five Plays About Life in the South.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting:

    Amy's bedroom in Batesville, Mississippi on a warm night in August. 1984, or thereabouts.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3f

AMY - 16, the dreamer.
SANDY - 17, the peacemaker.
ELLEN - 18, the know-it-all

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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest ...

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CAN'T BUY ME LOVE was originally produced in New York City at American Theatre of Actors on November 19, 1984, under the direction of Cash Tilton.

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