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Atypical Boy

Atypical Boy

By Laurie Brooks.

Product Code: AK1000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama | Satire
  • Cast size: 2 to 3m., 1 to 3w., 1 to 4 or more either gender.
  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* 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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

In a fantastical world (not entirely unlike our own) where "conformity is compulsory," Boy cannot conform. Others make a desperate attempt to fix him, but neither they nor he can change his nature. Labeled a monster by the experts, Boy is shunned until, heartbroken and alone, he disappears into a world of monsters. There, Boy struggles with Hugo, ruled by his monster side, and is drawn to Girl, who is still in touch with her true feelings. A metaphor for invisible disabilities and disenfranchised youth, this play asks the question: Will Boy hold on to his humanity and accept himself, or will he become a monster? A cautionary tale that presents a comic anti-model of behavior, this entertaining fable for all times and all ages tells about the beauty and danger of being different in a world where conformity is valued and individuality is feared. Preshow audience interaction with the ensemble sets the tone for this highly original play, and a unique interactive experience called "The Forum" is built into the running time of the play to actively involve the audience in exploring the timely issues of belonging, conforming and individuality. Commissioned by the Jim Eisenreich Foundation and premiered by the Coterie Theatre.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code AK1000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy | Drama | Satire
  • ISBN(13) 9781583428443
* 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.

Media Reviews

"This wacky romp incorporating clowning technique and unorthodox storytelling mixes imaginative writing with serious questions … a rare example of interactive theater that actually works." -The Kansas City Star