When the Nerds Bit Beverly Hills

by  Cynthia Mercati

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 15f

Count Cosmo Dracula and family move into the Hollywood mansion left them by their Uncle Igor, and decide to open up a summer camp to make some money. They don't exactly get the class of campers they expected - they get a trio of nerds.

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When the Nerds Bit Beverly Hills

by  Cynthia Mercati

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 15f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Count Cosmo Dracula and family move into the Hollywood mansion left them by their Uncle Igor, and decide to open up a summer camp to make some money. They don't exactly get the class of campers they expected - they get a trio of nerds, in fact, but that's ok, since the courses the Draculas are offering aren't your usual run of the mill basket-weaving types of classes. Granny makes creatures in her lab, not brownies. Science teacher Wendy wants to start off with explosives, and mom Dracula Malicia, whose father was a Frankenstein, wonders if she couldn't teach brain surgery. But snobbish Sybil and her cheerleading proteges, along with their frat friends don't feel that people like the Draculas and the nerds belong in their lovely little world. They're determined to close down the camp! The war between the nerds and the snobs is on!
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The home of the Beautiful People--until just recently, that is--Beverly Hills.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

6m, 15f
COUNT COSMO DRACULA - Not exactly horror movie material.
MALICIA - Mary Poppins of the spook sort.
GRANNY - A spry old girl and a real tiger (make that a werewolf).
WENDY - The sort of girl you wouldn't take home ot Mother-especially on Halloween.
THING - She's got that certain something-and on and off switch.
MABEL "TOP GUN" MOONCHIK - Tough and mean, a fighting machine.
WOODY WINGER - He gets through life with a minimum of work and a maximum of smart remarks.
BARNETT TUTTLE - A Woodchuck scout- and a nerd.
JEROME ULCH - Another nerd, he hasn't been the same since the last Star Trek convention.
BERNICE - Make that three nerds-her most outstanding quality is her ability to blend into the woodwork.
ROCKO, RIZZO, & LAVERNE - The Greasettes, a female singing group-to them, life is a demolition derby.
MINSEY, MUFFY, & BUFFY - To these three, life is a pep rally.
SYBIL VON SABLE - She's into mink, meditation-and money.
AMANDA - A class act.
LANCE - The ultimate preppy, brain by L.L. Bean.
BIFF - Athletics is his middle name-if only he could spell it.
DR. VAN HELSING - A mysterious stranger from the Old World.
FRATERNITY MEN, TWO TYPICAL TOURISTS, REPORTER - Typically doubled.
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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Cynthia Mercati

Cynthia Mercati has had shows performed in each of the fifty US states, as well as Australia and Canada. Many of her plays are published by Samuel French. As Playwright-in-Residence at the Des Moines, Iowa, Playhouse, Ms. Mercait wrote a show each season for Actors on Tour, the professional childre ...

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