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All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play
All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play
Comedy. By Werner Trieschmann.

Cast: 3m., 3w., 11 either gender, expandable. Based on several disastrous theatrical experiences, Bad Play peels back a tattered curtain to examine the process of putting on a show that is less than good. A stuffy narrator (what bad play is complete without a stuffy narrator?) guides the audience through the whole sorry process. We go from the audition—where the director is more worried about roast beef than paying attention to the warm-up exercise, and the neurotic cast pretends to be bacon—to rehearsals—where a passive-aggressive stage manager gives everyone grief. There's also a special meeting of the Small Part Support Group and a production of Romeo and Juliet set in a Starbucks with costumes of potato sacks and bowler hats. This bad play within a play won't win any awards, but All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play will keep audiences in stitches. Simple set. Approximate running time: 45 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  AC7
Cast Size:  17
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  35
Royalty:  $35.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  45 min.
Categories
Target Audience: YoungAudiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 1583426086
Publication Date: 12/22/2008
Biographies
Werner Trieschmann is a writer, director and theatre instructor. He was writer and director for the world premiere production of Mozart: Revealed and Schubert: Revealed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in Fort Wayne, Ind. His numerous plays have been produced across the United States, Canada and, most recently, England, Australia and Japan. His plays including Failing the Improv, You ...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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