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Learn Me Somethin\'
Learn Me Somethin'
By Michael Schneider.

Cast: 10m., 13w. Learn Me Somethin', a hilarious, provocative satire, tells the story of Jameson Jones and his mother, who earnestly believe in school as a place to learn, but nonetheless find themselves propelled through a wonderland of scary officials, bizarre classrooms and inscrutable committee meetings. Students march in their desks to a class where they are sorted willy-nilly into "front-brained" and "back-brained" groups; a math teacher (who wears an overhead projector) is so beset by a complete turnover of students coming and going that he can't even present one simple proposition; the school board suffers from ADD; the FARCE Committee (Faculty and Administration Redesign for Community Empowerment) gives unanimous approval to propositions that have no verbs; politicians pontificate about a phoney-baloney joint venture in education while fighting over a plateful of shrimp. When young Jones makes an observation in math class, he triggers an impromptu experiment. Wire and ribbon are strung high and low across the classroom producing, to everyone's surprise, an elegant parallelogram, shimmering in space, bringing order out of chaos for one brief, lovely moment—which ends when the dean barges in. This play makes teachers, parents, students—and even administrators—laugh and weep at the truth laid bare! Area staging.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  L89
Cast Size:  23
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  84
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  105 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 0871297744
Michael Schneider began his theatre studies at Reed College and graduated from Northwestern University's School of Speech. Since then he has taught a wide variety of students in an even wider variety of schools and school districts: in the Peace Corps in Borneo; in a rural elementary school in Pembroke, Ill., in a suburban middle school in Lakewood, Colo., at ...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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