Comedy/Drama. By Jennifer Addesso, Olivia Biggar, Sophie Buck, Eleanor Davitt, Susan King and Sajdeep Soomal. Edited by Susan King.
Cast: 2m., 7w., 2 either gender. Juliette is a typical middle-school girl. She attends Shakespeare Middle School, has a crush on the popular and arrogant Horatio, and longs to be popular and beautiful like the seemingly perfect Ophelia. One day, Juliette finds Ophelia's cell phone. She is faced with a choice: does she keep it or give it back? Juliette decides this is her chance to know about the "in" crowd and maybe discover something about Horatio. The decision, however, becomes more complicated than she thought, and Juliette begins to wonder if keeping the cell phone was worth it. She begins receiving harassing messages from Horatio intended for Ophelia, and she realizes he isn't all she thought he was. Juliette learns a little about Ophelia's life as well and finds out it is not as perfect as it seems from the outside. Juliette also discovers some things about her friends: Viola, who advised her in the beginning to give back the cell phone, proves to be a real friend, but she discovers Tina is not a friend at all as she works to make Juliette look like a fool in front of Horatio. Juliette discovers in Romeo the qualities she was looking for in Horatio and comes to realize you can't always be sure who your true friends are. With the helpful advice of her little sister, Claribell (a wise girl for an 8-year-old), and Viola, Juliette comes clean with Ophelia and returns the phone. While this play has many comedic moments, it delivers a serious message about the consequences and complications of deception. Simple set. Approximate running time: 75 minutes.