Musical. Book by Nancy Gilsenan Hersage and Molly Hersage. Music and lyrics by Nancy Gilsenan Hersage. Musical arrangement by William Liberatore.
Cast: 7m., 7w., 10 either gender. In the quiet and conservative little town of Decent, Oklahoma, a high-school senior boy named Chives starts rocking the pedestal by running for prom queen. Flamboyant and in-your-face, Chives is determined to bring Decent into the new millennium despite how many people he upsets. His antics are so outrageous that even his best friend, Maddy Murphy—the most likeable girl on campus—is having trouble sticking by him. When Maddy argues that people are angry with Chives not because he's gay but because he's obnoxiously and provocatively gay, Chives calls her naïve and bets that if the All-American-Girl Maddy were gay, no one would like her either. It's a challenge she can't refuse, and the game is on. What follows is a comedic roller-coaster ride of tap-dancing ranchers, Helen BeGenerous leading a gospel choir, and a potent test of the power of gay-dar. The result is not at all what Maddy is expecting from her town, her friends or herself. What she and Chives learn is a lesson filled with pain, joy and the realization that, despite all the challenges of adolescence, it really does get better. Area staging. Optional accompaniment CD available. Approximate running time: 2 hours.
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