A Rocket In His Pocket
by Tom Erhard
Full Length Play, Comedy / 5m, 6f
Into Rimrock High School comes mild mannered Oswald Agnew, new graduate of Hackensack Teachers' College. One expects a certain number of problems in a new job - but Oswald discovers that he's the first male teacher in the school in ten years! Mr. Agnew's first day is an absolute shambles...
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: A Senior English classroom in Blue Rimrock High School, far off the beaten path somewhere in the West. The present.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
ARLIN ABBOTT - the fun loving, but slightly bumbling class prankster.
HARRY COOPER - Arlin's buddy and class "heart throb."
JANIS BROWN - Harry's pretty, spunky "steady" -well, at least once in a while.
JACKIE - a muscular, athletic minded student.
BARBARA - Jackie's studious friend.
LULU - an older, more mature student -sophistication's gift to Blue Rimrock.
MRS. MATCHETT - the ruggedly individualistic principal and football coach.
MR. AGNEW - a mild mannered, conscientious graduate of Hackensack Teachers College and first male teacher at Rimrock High in ten years.
MISS CHISLE - a prim, grim English teacher who talks like a textbook and looks just about as glamorous.
- Ensemble cast
- Cross gender casting
- Roles for Teens
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
By casting JACKIE as a girl and altering her dialogue slightly, the cast balance can readily be shifted to FOUR MEN and SEVEN WOMEN.