The Five Pound Sack

by  James Rayfield

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

Being teen parents is never easy, but when it's parents to a five pound sack of flour it is even more fraught with trouble. Cindy's project for Family Living class is to treat a sack of flour as if it were her child.

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The Five Pound Sack

by  James Rayfield

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Being teen parents is never easy, but when it's parents to a five pound sack of flour it is even more fraught with trouble. Cindy's project for Family Living class is to treat a sack of flour as if it were her child. The "father" is Chuck, "Metal-Is-My-Life" Shickman, who would rather die than take a sack of flour in a diaper to his Advanced Remedial English class. Bribes, threats, brownies, Twinkies, and a twisted kidnaping plot are employed. Everyone learns something about parenting and each other.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Simple multiple settings: cafeteria, classroom and bus stop. Can be performed with tables and chairs.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

James Rayfield

James Rayfield has been a theatre educator for over thirty years and has published eight plays for the high school audience which are produced all across the country. Two of these plays, The Five Pound Sack and

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First produced at Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Florida this comedy received Superior ratings and Best Actress Award in district and state competitions.

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