Drama. By Meg Brogan, Katie Dawson, Paul Fitzgerald, Susan Fitzgerald, Juliet Howard, Darlene Hunt, Seana Kofed and Steve Trussell.
Cast: 2m., 3w. (Doubling.) Welcome to 6th-period English class. The lights go up and we watch high-school students struggle with an essay they must write entitled "I Am Addicted To..." Suddenly, the play begins to move fluidly though space and time. It travels from the classroom to Jennifer's bedroom, where she stares at her body in front of a mirror, imagining how she would look if she were thinner; to the fraternity where Paula deludes herself into thinking a college student really cares for her; to Jimmy putting his alcoholic mother to bed; to the locker room where Brian, the star of the football team, wrestles with the loss of the big game; and back to the classroom. No Problem is a prevention play which boldly confronts the self-destructive behavior plaguing adolescents today, and it does so on their terms. It doesn't just educate teens about specific disorders; it shows them what destructive behavior looks like in themselves and others. The play is a powerful catalyst for discussion and discovery, as it challenges its audience to question themselves and the choices they make. Ideal for any space or budget and suitable for touring. Classroom exercises are included. Minimal set.