Kicking Back

by  Peter Dee

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m, 8f

A powerful, provocative play that approaches the teen experience for the 1990's.

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Kicking Back

by  Peter Dee

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A powerful, provocative play that approaches the teen experience for the 1990's. Told with the stark poetry of the streets, a determined group of youths try to get their song with an "anti-drug" message on stage at a local teen club. The lyrics of the song condemn the drug dealers of the neighborhood. When the drug dealers get wind of the song, they react violently and try to sabotage their efforts. Will the rock 'n rollers succeed in getting their message out? Or will the dealers succeed in their plot against them by threatening to kill one of their relatives? Told with humor, music and an ear for today's teen voice this is a timely and honest play about a major concern facing teens today. The powerful music has a message for all kids.

From the author of: Voices from the High School.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

6m, 8f
LESLIE BALLET
LUNA MONSOON
ISABELLE
LIBBY HART
RANTINE CARTER
PHILLIP MASAI
FLORENCE FISHER
DUMB HUNK
MORGAN TOWNE
D. RASCAL
RYAN GREEN
SARA NIGHTOWL
JIM ORION SILENT
XA ZERO
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens

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Authors

Peter Dee

Peter Dee

Kicking Back premiered July 29 at the Choate Theater in the Paul Mellon Arts Center in Wallingford, Connecticut and was directed by Peter Dee.

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