Best All 'Round

by  Marsha Sheiness

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3f

A teenage high school senior, Michael Lee, struggles with homework, dating, her reputation and her self-esteem along side her best friend, Nickie. Best All 'Round is a story about growing up in Texas, circa 1958.

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Best All 'Round

by  Marsha Sheiness

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A teenage high school senior, Michael Lee, struggles with homework, dating, her reputation and her self-esteem along side her best friend, Nickie. Michael's precocious eleven-year-old sister, Kay, attempts to help her solve her dilemmas with the simple wisdom of prepubescent innocence and common sense. Best All 'Round is a story about growing up in Texas, circa 1958.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Sheiness has come up with a funny and terribly touching symbol of adolescent innocents,'50s style" - Marilyn Stasio, New York Post

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    South Texas, 1958. Michael Lee's bedroom.
    The refreshment stand in the high school gym.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

3f

MICHAEL LEE GOODMAN - 17 years old
SUSAN NICKIE - 17 years old
KAY GOODMAN - 11 years old
ROSY’S VOICE - 18 years old

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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens
  • Roles for Children

Casting Notes

Two teenagers, one preteen, one off stage voice - all female

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Authors

Marsha Sheiness

Marsha Lee Sheiness is a playwright, director, actor and teacher whose work has been produced Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, on television, and in regional, community, university, and high school theatres across the US. She has also been produced in Japan, Canada and England. The 2011 Midtown International Theatre Fes ...

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Best All 'Round was first presented Off-Broadway by The Prism Theater at the Perry Street Theater in New York City. It was directed by Stephen Stewart-James.

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