Dear Gabby

by  Anne Coulter Martens

Short Play, Comedy  /  7m, 10f

Will high school students like a Dear Gabby column of their own? Andrea and Tige decide to try it because the school paper is running in the red. Tige does the writing, but keeps it a secret. The new issues sell like hot cakes until angry students identify with the letters and blame Andrea. It begin…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 10f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Will high school students like a Dear Gabby column of their own? Andrea and Tige decide to try it because the school paper is running in the red. Tige does the writing, but keeps it a secret. The new issues sell like hot cakes until angry students identify with the letters and blame Andrea. It begins to look as if the paper will be cut in size, then suspended altogether. But students who like the column rally to its defense. In a surprise finale, Dear Gabby triumphs.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: An informal, library-like classroom.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

7m, 10f

ANDREA - Editior of "The Eagle"
TIGE - Sports
NOREEN - Features
CHUCK - Business manager
MISS. WAYNE - Faculty advisor
BARBARA - Student Activities Committee
JANE
RANDY
STRETCH
FAY
DODIE
INA
MARTHA
MARTIN
GREG
JOE
SALLY
SEVERAL EXTRA STUDENTS

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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Anne Coulter Martens

Anne Coulter Martens

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