Comedy. By Werner Trieschmann.
Cast: 2m., 3w., up to 25 with extras, either gender. Superstar cafeteria chef Rodney "Rotten" Disposle is ready to make life miserable for everybody in another season of "Hell's Cafeteria." Disposle, who's never happy unless somebody is unhappy and isn't really even happy then, hosts the competition to find the best high-school cafeteria manager in the country—by best, Disposle means the worst. If something is edible, Disposle is sure to find out and go on one of his yelling rants. The strange contestants he has in this go-round of "Hell's Cafeteria" are sure to give him fits! There's a clown and a mime who only seem to know how to make cotton candy; a stressed-out hippie couple who just abandoned their restaurant, The Frantic Organic; and a cheerleader and a coach who think every great recipe has Gatorade in it. There's also a wizard who's seen too many Harry Potter movies; a scientist with an uncooperative robot; and Helga, a former Russian weightlifter who likes to pound recipes—and anybody who opposes her—into submission. But Disposle's competition threatens to be derailed when a contingent of high-school students shows up demanding better cafeteria food. Will a winner for "Hell's Cafeteria" be announced? Will anybody make it through lunch? Bare stage with props. Approximate running time: 45 minutes.