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fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life

fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life

By Sarah Gubbins.

Product Code: FE5000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 2m., 3w.

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$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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Synopsis

It's Jo's junior year of high school in LaGrange, Illinois, which can only be described as "fml." She is busy fending off suburban boredom and navigating an ambiguous relationship with Emma, the new transfer student, when a new English teacher assigns Carson McCullers' famed novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter to Jo's English class. As she reads, Jo begins to feel akin to McCullers' central character: forever the listener, definitively the outsider and perpetually misunderstood. Thanks in large part to the encouragement of her best friend, Mickey, Jo begins to turn her mindless doodles into an autobiographical graphic novel. But the confidence Jo has always had in her sexuality becomes shaken when she is the victim of a gay bashing. The event forces those close to Jo to question their own responsibility in the attack and find a voice of advocacy for those persecuted simply for being different. A story about isolation, fitting in and finding oneself, fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life is a play about surviving high school and how literature still has the power to transform the way we see the world.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code FE5000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583428474
* 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

"Gubbins...has captured the high school lingo and attitudes ideally, often to fine comic effect, with the element of adolescent sexual confusion, as well as certainty, deftly suggested here." -Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Stem Middle & High School Highlands Ranch Colorado 5/2/2019 5/4/2019