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Break a Leg!

Break a Leg!

By John O'Brien.

Product Code: B54000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 10w. (Extras. Expandable to 26.)

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$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Synopsis

The traditional opening night cry of "Break a leg!" really means "Good luck," but in this comedy send-up of every possible theatrical disaster, breaking a leg is the only thing that doesn't happen. Actors answer the phone before it rings. Doors open before anyone knocks. Guns and lights go off when they shouldn't and don't go off when they should. Then the leading actress gets upset because her mother's boyfriend eloped with her boyfriend's mother. "Disaster proof" fun for all!

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code B54000
  • Cast Size 14
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 75 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871294890
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Break a Leg is highly adaptable. We did it in arena style and the wise-cracking fast paced production did very well for us!"
Review by Charles Nicholas, Bob Jones Academy, Mauldin, SC
"Break a Leg! was a riot. Not only did our audiences enjoy it, but our actors had a great time with the high energy comedy."
Review by Bill Coughlin, Tully High School Drama Club, Tully, NY
"An extremely humorous absurdist comedy. Very fast-paced with lots of puns, one-liners and jokes. Leaves lots of room for interpretation. Easy set to produce."
Review by Daryl Lanz, Martin County West High School, Sherburn, MN
"Break a Leg! is a hilarious show that is perfect for high school students. There are loads of fun characters that young actors have no trouble in making their own. Take a laugh-out-loud script, add some Shakespeare, and a set that falls down and the audience will still be laughing on the way home."
Review by Jacqueline Hubbard, Ivoryton Playhouse Foundation, Ivoryton, Conn.
"Break a Leg! was well received by our audiences. People came a second and even a third time! It was our second highest grossing show next to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet√Ďand who could touch Shakespeare?"
Review by Tina Stewart, Norwin Senior High School, North Huntingdon, Pa.
"The slapstick nature of the comedy made it fun for the students to rehearse and perform. Getting the background information for the Shakespeare scene made it educational. So for a total theatrical experience, I heartily recommend this play."
Review by Beverly Brennan, Hazleton Area High School, Hazleton, Pa.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"If you can get a favorite teacher to record the voice-over parts, it adds a lot of fun for the students in the audience."
Tip by Beverly Brennan, Hazleton Area High School, Hazleton, Pa.