Can't Buy Me Love
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.
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.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
- Time Period: 1980s
- Duration: 30 minutes
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
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
AMY - 16, the dreamer.
SANDY - 17, the peacemaker.
ELLEN - 18, the know-it-all
- All Female
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.