Young teens love plays about their own lives. This musical intersperses songs and raps with scenes about the bittersweet challenges of being young. Growing up sometimes seems so adversarial: the in-group vs. the out-group; boys vs. girls; parents vs. children; all facing issues of race, culture, looks, popularity. Award-winning playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings dramatizes these conflicts with honesty and a sense of humor. In a particularly poignant scene, three hearing youngsters learn that being deaf doesn't mean you can't be an awesome soccer player. In another, boys who pride themselves on being jocks learn they aren't alone in having a sneaky affection for a teddy bear. Same But Different provides enough characters to showcase your entire group. Individual scenes are ideal to use as a class activity.
NotesThis title is in manuscript format. Upon checkout, a permission to photocopy form will be issued.
- Type of Show Musical
- Product Code SS2000
- Cast Size 21
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 50 min
- "I just wanted to let you know that my 5th grade performed their production of Same But Different this week to rave reviews. Our entire lower school, plus a few middle and upper-school students came to celebrate with my students. The content is so appropriate for children in these pre-adolescent years. The play prompted many wonderful discussions among the teachers and students, and the parents were delighted. All in all, this was a truly terrific experience for all involved."
- Review by Susan F. LaPalombara, Lower School Drama, The Episcopal Academy, Merion, Pa.