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The Excuser

The Excuser

By Werner Trieschmann.

Product Code: E62000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Drama | Satire
  • Cast size: 15 to 20 roles, either gender.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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Synopsis

Welcome to America's hottest new reality show—"The Excuser!" Everybody knows that there's an art to a good excuse, and nobody knows that better than the billionaire—or maybe that's millionaire?—Harold (or Maude) Clump. Clump, who has never met a day with good hair and so has hair assistants on constant standby, holds "The Excuser!" competition in a storage room—no, boardroom, it's a boardroom!—of the Clump Tower (and, sure, you can call three stories a tower). Clump prizes a good excuse because that's how fortunes are made. But when Clump hears something that doesn't fly, it's time to send the competitor home with the trademark (yes, the trademark papers are in the mail!) phrase "That's no excuse!" The contestants are a mixed bag to be sure. There are the cheerleader identical twins who have the odd distinction of not really looking alike. There's the kid who always seems to have his head in the clouds and the other kid who can't stop talking. But what hope could the exchange student have, especially since nobody can understand a word he (or is it she?) says or even what country the student is from? Whatever the results, The Excuser is sure to bring home the laughs to your audiences, but if not, surely there's a very good reason—or excuse.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code E62000
  • Cast Size 15
  • Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy | Drama | Satire
  • ISBN(13) 9781583428375
* 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

"My students have really enjoyed working on The Excuser. The wide-range of comedic characters offered them many chances to explore their characterization. And there is nothing more potent as laughter for young performers."
Review by Jeffrey Walker, Thomas A. Edison High School, Alexandria, Va.