I Hate Mothers

by  James Rayfield

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 2f

The comedy for every high school girl who has had to play the "mother role" when she really wanted to play the lead. A performance of "Petunias" - a blatantly sentimental high school play - is in progress, but things go very wrong when the actress playing the mother (she always plays the mother) decides she wants things to work out her way for a change.

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I Hate Mothers

by  James Rayfield

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The comedy for every high school girl who has had to play the "mother role" when she really wanted to play the lead. A performance of "Petunias" - a blatantly sentimental high school play - is in progress, but things go very wrong when the actress playing the mother (she always plays the mother) decides she wants things to work out her way for a change. She takes control of the "lead" and the other actors are forced to improvise to save the play. She changes lines, the plot, and even kills off her own character so she can make a play for her daughter's boyfriend!
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Keywords

Adolescence

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • 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 living room setting.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 2f
MOTHER - the name says it all, doesn't it?... except she's also Lisa and Carlotta .
KIMBERLY - a high school girl, young, lovely, intense.
JASON - a college student, Kimberly's boy friend.
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Cast Attributes

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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, FL. Earned superior ratings at Thespian festivals and an invitation to perform at the International Thespian Festival.

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