You're Only Young Once

by  Glenn Hughes

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  10m, 10f

A play about the sheer insanity of high school life and its societies. The plot is a simple one of life's little complications, romantic entanglements and academic pressures. The real delights in this enormously popular play are the almost allegorical types the characters portrayed...

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You're Only Young Once

by  Glenn Hughes

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 10f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A play about the sheer insanity of high school life and its societies. The plot is a simple one of life's little complications, romantic entanglements and academic pressures. The real delights in this enormously popular play are the almost allegorical types the characters portrayed. There's the principal, the coach, the English teacher, the athletic star, the honors student, the ladies' man, the President of the PTA and many others. The setting is the principal's office on the morning of the big game, and all kinds of confusion ensue!
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The principal's office of Lincoln High School in an average American city, during the course of one day.
  • 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

10m, 10f

HUGH "GABBY" GALLAGHER - an irresponsible high school boy.
RON DAYTON - a high school football start.
MERVYN "CLUCK" BIGGS - all brawn and no brain.
DICK "SPEED" MILLER - Ron's rival and in love with football.
"POP" WILSON - the football coach.
PAUL CHAPMAN - who wants to be popular.
MRS. CHAPMAN - his mother.
MONA FISHER - a glamor girl. 
GLORIA PRICE - the popularity queen.
SHIRLEY WALKER - shy but attractive.
JEAN FOX - a budding journalist.
BERNICE JOHNSON - a busybody enamored of Ron.
MR. BIRCH - the principal.
MR. PETTIT - the vice-principal.
MISS CHANDLER - the principal's secretary.
MISS ROSS - the girls' adviser.
MISS SPENCER - the English teacher.
MR. BELL - the mathematics teacher.
MRS. BURTON LEE - president of the PTA.
HARVEY JONES - a motion picture equipment salesman.

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens

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