The Write Stuff

by  Dan Nukala

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 8f

Tom's entire life depends on passing his spelling test. His father is pressuring him, his mother is spelling every word she says, and his teacher uses bizarre sentences to confuse her students. So Tom comes up with a plan - don't listen to the sentences! 

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The Write Stuff

by  Dan Nukala

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Tom's entire life depends on passing his spelling test. His father is pressuring him, his mother is spelling every word she says, and his teacher uses bizarre sentences to confuse her students. So Tom comes up with a plan - don't listen to the sentences! Instead, he thinks up stories to go with the words and, ingeniously, the stories are played out by the entire class. The problem is that his colorful stories are based on wrong meanings for the words! When the word is "prints," he thinks of the Prince of Paree, looking for a bride, or when the word is "sell," he thinks of being trapped in a cell, playing spin the bottle. There are as many stories as there are words! Will the youngster make his Papa (who failed Miss Komodo's class) proud or will he continue the family tradition of lousy spellers?
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

4m, 8f
TOM
DAD
MOM
MISS KOMODO
CHARLENE
BALTHAZAR
JOANIE
LYLE
CHARITRA
JANICE
SALLY
RUTHANN
THE VOICE
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Dan Nukala

Dan Nukala

The Write Stuff was first performed at the Department of Defense Dependents School Dramafest in Zweibrueken, Germany in May, 1991 and was directed by Dan Nukala

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