Biff and Charlie

by  Chambers Stevens

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Biff and Charlie takes place at the Andrew Jackson Performing Arts High School in Nashville, TN. Biff, an accomplished pianist, is rehearsing his audition pieces for Julliard when theatre student Charlie, dressed as Henny Penny, runs in hiding from her children's theatre director. This mism…

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Biff and Charlie

by  Chambers Stevens

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Biff and Charlie takes place at the Andrew Jackson Performing Arts High School in Nashville, TN. Biff, an accomplished pianist, is rehearsing his audition pieces for Julliard when theatre student Charlie, dressed as Henny Penny, runs in hiding from her children's theatre director. This mismatched couple soon start dating. Mozart, prom, sexual awakening and a dog who should have looked where he was going teaches our young couple that first love is lot more challenging that it looks.
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Reviews

“Hilarious and Moving.” - Webster-Kirkwood Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: The Time is the present.

    The play takes place in two locations. First a rehearsal room at Andrew Jackson Performing Arts High School in Nashville, TN. Later the action moves to Charlie’s apartment. The sets should be simple. The focus needs to be on the characters not the furnishings.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable

Music

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

Casting

1m, 1f
BIFF - Male. Seventeen. A wonderful pianist. He’s handsome but not at all hip. He spends a great deal of time practicing and hasn’t had much experience with girls. He’s led a sheltered life and is not prepared for the problems a relationship brings.
CHARLIE - Female. Seventeen. A passionate actress. Attractive. But she’d rather be noticed for her individuality rather than her looks. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her father.

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Casting Notes

Both characters have southern accents.

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Authors

Chambers Stevens

Emmy Nominee Chambers Stevens has ten books in print. His Hollywood 101 series is published by Sandcastle Publishing. In the last eight years, Chambers has toured the country, doing workshops for over 100,000 actors across forty stat ...

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Biff and Charlie was first produced at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.

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