High School for Dummies

by  Bradley Hayward

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

What would happen if there were an instruction manual for freshmen? Things would certainly be a lot different come graduation, that's for sure. If a bully jams you in a locker, turn to Chapter 3. If you forget your homework, there's an excuse on Page 46...

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High School for Dummies

by  Bradley Hayward

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

What would happen if there were an instruction manual for freshmen? Things would certainly be a lot different come graduation, that's for sure. If a bully jams you in a locker, turn to Chapter 3. If you forget your homework, there's an excuse on Page 46. If the cafeteria serves mush, check the footnotes for some recipes. With the influx of how-to books for dummies, dealing with everything from piano to poker, a group of graduating seniors take it upon themselves to write the most important one of them all: High School for Dummies!
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: A high school; the present. 
  • 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

4m, 4f

OWEN
JEFFREY
PAUL
MARGE
JULIA
RHONDA
DRIVER
TREVOR
RICH
MRS. GREEN
KRISTA
JACQUI
JASON
MARK
MR. HARRIS
STEPH
VERONICA
ANNE
NATHAN
DAVID
MR. JOHNSON
LISA
BECKY
ELLE
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN 
EIGHT

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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Flexible cast of 8 to 32 (4-16 males, 4-16 females). The ensemble is a core group of actors that may play many different characters. Alternately, you could choose to have a very large cast with each actor having a small role. 

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Authors

Bradley Hayward

Bradley Hayward grew up in a small Canadian town, where the overall lack of things to do left him plenty of time to write his first play. Since that time, he has written more than 50 published plays that have been produced in over 20 countries around the world. His one-acts for high school students hav ...

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