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Please Don\'t Go Back Where You Came From
Please Don't Go Back Where You Came From
By John O'Brien.

Cast: 5m., 6w. (extras possible.) All men are brothers. All women are sisters. We are members of one human family. This is the American dream which must be renewed with each passing generation. Nina, an Asian girl, enrolls in an American high school. She is still learning English and needs help with her classwork. Jocko, who is anything but a jock, is attracted to her and offers to tutor. Jennifer, an Irish-American girl who had considered Jocko her boyfriend, is jealous of Jocko's attention to Nina. In a rage, she loses control and says to Nina, "Why don't you go back where you came from?" Nina is crushed. Later Jennifer finds a diary written by her great-grandmother, telling of her first day in America, at a time when a sign reading N.I.N.A. in a store window meant "No Irish Need Apply." When a bigot taunted Jennifer's great-grandmother, she wanted to give up on America, until a kind landlady said to her, "Please don't go back where you came from." Jennifer, touched deeply by the diary, repeats these words to Nina and finds a new friend. Area staging.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  P75
Cast Size:  11
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  59
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  75 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871294346
John O'Brien graduated from Tufts University in 1951, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. A teacher of English and theatre at Malden High School, Malden, Mass., and a literary fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, O'Brien has two full-length plays and seven one-act plays in the Dramatic Publishing catalog, plus seven scenes and monologues in Scenes and Monologues ...More
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* 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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