Mashed Potatoes and Davey

by  Megan Orr

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f, 5boy(s), 5girl(s)

This year, in a stroke of good will, Mr. Masterson invites bus kid Davey Bryant over for Thanksgiving dinner. The Masterson kids are appalled; Davey, the biggest bully the kids at Faith Baptist Church have ever seen, is coming to eat at their house!

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Mashed Potatoes and Davey

by  Megan Orr

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f, 5boy(s), 5girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday, Faith-based
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

This year, in a stroke of good will, Mr. Masterson invites Davey Bryant over for Thanksgiving dinner. The Masterson kids are appalled; Davey, the biggest bully the kids at Faith Baptist Church have ever seen, is coming to eat at their house! Together, the four Masterson kids (and guests) hatch an anti-Davey campaign to get rid of the pest for good. To add to the mayhem, Mrs. Masterson has been doing a little inviting - and matchmaking - of her own; the new, single youth pastor, Pastor Brian, as well as Erin Thompson, a young widow, and her two daughters will also be joining the festivities. But with three of the four young girls madly in love with Pastor Brian, bringing the pair together may be easier said than done. With falling bowls of mashed potatoes, invisible dogs, turkey costumes, slingshots, and Pilgrims, one thing's for certain - it'll be a Thanksgiving no one will ever forget!

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: Modern-day, the week of Thanksgiving. Settings include a Church foyer, Mastersons’ barn, and Mastersons’ dining room.
  • 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)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 2f, 5boy(s), 5girl(s)
DAVEY BRYANT – Age 12; bus kid; a deeper, goofy voice; acts tough but actually sensitive deep down; slovenly; awkward; no manners; secretly thrilled to have been invited to the Mastersons’ for Thanksgiving; in awe of everything
JOHN MASTERSON – Age 35; bus driver for Faith Baptist Church bus ministry; outgoing, energetic, big-hearted, comical
BETH MASTERSON – Age 34; John’s wife; helps John on his bus route each week; great cook; enjoys playing matchmaker, although she is usually not too good at it
JD MASTERSON – Age 12; ringleader of the Masterson kids; intelligent and highly creative; the idea mastermind
MEREDITH MASTERSON – Age 11; tomboy; competitive, argumentative; TYLER’s protector
TYLER MASTERSON – Age 9; quiet, shy, easily embarrassed; Davey’s favorite person to tease
LEXI MASTERSON – Age 7; plays up her role as baby of the family for all its worth; immense lung power; spunky; mischievous
PASTOR BRIAN MALONE – Age 28; Faith Baptist Church’s new, single youth pastor; teaches junior church; all the little girls have crushes on him, including Meredith, Katie, and Tara
ERIN THOMPSON – Age 29; widowed mother of Katie and Tara; Beth tries to set her up with Pastor Brian
KATIE THOMPSON – Age 10; Meredith’s friend; intelligent; bossy, especially toward her sister
TARA THOMPSON – Age 8; Katie’s younger sister; greatly admires her sister and often imitates everything Katie says; a follower
MICK – JD’s church friend; speaking part
RILEY – JD’s church friend; speaking part; male or female
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBERS – non-speaking parts
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Megan Orr

Megan Orr, now Megan Schemenauer, graduated from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, with a B.A. in English and a minor in Creative Writing. She began her teaching career at a small Christian school in northern Indiana. Inspired by her college playwriting courses, she went on to write, direct, and publish both full ...

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Mashed Potatoes and Davey premiered at the Grace Baptist Christian School in Plymouth, IN in November 2008.

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