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Pizza With Shrimp on Top
Pizza With Shrimp on Top
By Aaron Levy.

Cast: 4m., 2w. This funny and poignant play takes place in the mind, memory and imagination of Stuart, a 17-year-old high-school senior who has recently attempted to "off" himself by taking too many vitamins and chugging down a bottle of cough medicine. The audience enters a world of limbo through Stuart's altered state: a land where people who attempt suicide have to go before their time to "really" die arrives. The rules here are that you can't eat, sleep, cry, love or be loved, but all of these yearnings seem to intensify during your stay in this "world." In addition, all wounds associated with the suicidal act never heal. Stuart is greeted by Daniel, B.J. and Muggy, who take great joy in being the welcoming committee. But what really gets Stuart thinking is when he runs into Lisa, an old crush and former prom queen at his school who committed suicide shortly before his attempt. Through their humorous and honest interactions, we begin to understand and realize a better appreciation for life. When Stuart's little sister comes to visit him at the hospital, Stuart discovers that the time has come for him to decide whether he wants to live or die. Pizza With Shrimp on Top is about many things besides the obvious message of, "Hey, don't kill yourself." It stresses the importance of not taking yourself too seriously and emphasizes the value of communication, appreciating loved ones, and a teenager's belief in himself or herself during this difficult developmental period in life. Pizza has been seen by several thousand teenagers, parents, and other community members who have been deeply affected by this powerful piece of theater. Minimal set. Approximate Running Time: 50 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  PB1
Cast Size:  6
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  32
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  50 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 1583423583
Publication Date: 10/17/2006
Biographies
Aaron Levy's Pizza With Shrimp on Top received the Nevada Council of the Arts special grant in education award in 1999 to tour the play in Las Vegas-area high schools. It's since enjoyed over three dozen productions in several states, earning an award production for the International Thespian Society's Annual Conference in 2000. The original production of Pizza earned ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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