Icarus All Over Again

by  Gary Rucker, Brad Gordon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  9m, 7f

It is the story of Jesse Baxter who wants only one thing: to take Brittany Farnsworth, the most popular, gorgeous girl in the school to the prom. Following loosely the legend of Icarus, the boy, ignoring advice from his guardian angel, coach and friends, races blindly to the sun and tries to be the Casanova.

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Icarus All Over Again

by  Gary Rucker Brad Gordon

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 7f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

This play is absolutely perfect for high school students because it was written by two extraordinarily funny and perceptive teenagers. It is the story of Jesse Baxter, a skinny, wimpy, confused kid (with an active imagination) who wants only one thing: to take Brittany Farnsworth, the most popular, gorgeous girl in the school to the prom. Following loosely the legend of Icarus, the boy, ignoring advice from his guardian angel, coach and friends, races blindly to the sun and tries to be the Casanova. Despite Brittany's immense boyfriend, Mike Forrest, the fact that Brittany despises Jesse, and Jesse's own bizarre ways, he actually ends up on a "dream date" with Brittany. As you might imagine, it is closer to a nightmare. In the words of the young playwrights, "If you never take the advice of people more knowledgeable than yourself, you will eventually suffer the consequences of your own ignorance. Unfortunately, it looks like Jesse Baxter will have to suffer more consequences before he learns his lesson."
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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

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

Casting

9m, 7f
JESSE BAXTER - A skinny, wimpy, confused high school kid who needs a date for the prom at the very last minute.
VALERIE BAXTER - Jesse's mother. She always knows best. but Jesse doesn't always listen.
ROD - A man who dresses, looks like, and acts like Rod Serling.
BRITTANY FARNSWORTH - The most popular and beautiful girl in school. She is stuck up, and has had many boyfriends. She is also Jesse's dream girl.
MICK FORREST - The big, bad, bully boyfriend of Brittany that Jesse tries to avoid.
DEXTER - Jesse's extremely unusual best friend.
CYNTHIA - A figment of Dexter's imagination.
GIRL #1, GIRL #2, GIRL #3 - Three girls that go to Jesse's high school.
POLICEMAN - A police officer that patrols near Jesse's school.
COACH - A friendly guidance counselor that gives Jesse advice.
ED - A man that looks like Ed McMahon and likes to give away money
DEXTER DOUBLE #1 AND DEXTER DOUBLE #2 - Used to make Dexter's character more unusual by creating mysterious illusions.
TIFFANY WADSWORTH - A later dream girl of Jesse's.
EXTRAS - Used for school scenes and the prom scene
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Cast Attributes

  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Dexter Double #1 and Dexter Double # 2 are two guys that are identical to the real Dexter, not two separate characters.

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Authors

Gary Rucker

Gary Rucker

Brad Gordon

Brad Gordon

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