Comedy. By Darrah Cloud.
Cast: 2m., 2w., 1 to 4 either gender. Thirteen-year-old Greg Samsa wakes up one morning to discover that he has turned into a giant cockroach. His mother, in a panic, dials 911, thus beginning his adventures as they search for a cure for his "disease." What will he tell his friends? How can he face his schoolmates? Can he still perform the lead in his school play? Will his mom ever hug him again? Or is he doomed to be a science exhibit for the rest of his life? Prodded by doctors, studied by a scientist, laughed at, screamed at and run from by his classmates, Greg copes with the changes—and the possibilities—in his new body. In this riotous comedy inspired by Franz Kafka and Shakespeare, Greg comes to understand not only what true friendship is but also who he is. Premiered at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Recipient of the Macy's New Play Prize for Young Audiences, 2011. One set. Approximate running time: 1 hour.