Comedy. By Werner Trieschmann.
Cast: 3m., 4w., 8 to 20 either gender. A bustling college campus has impressive classrooms and other attractive features, but the Frog Fountain, which hasn't seen a live frog in ages, isn't one of them. There is a rumor the college is going to tear it down, and a certain fraternity hasn't been too kind to the fountain to say the least. Yet this fountain is the place where scenes of love—and romantic breakup—take place. For freshman Mary, the Frog Fountain is where she falls in love for the first time with Craig, a freshman who happens to be crazy about cheese sticks. It's where a mysterious but fun-loving character named Yoyo, who does nothing but fiddle with his yo-yo, overhears the anguish of Nina, who finds incriminating evidence against her boyfriend on her phone. Then there's Romeo and Juliet, young actors closer to star-crossed enemies than lovers. Finally, the Frog Fountain is the meeting place for the young band The Screaming Bleeders as they try to navigate the rough world of rock bands that don't happen to be talented. What will the band do to land their first gig? By the play's end, the Frog Fountain gurgles on, and Mary, who has lost her first love, even finds an elusive frog. Area staging. Approximate running time: 40 minutes.