Betty Brown is so "into" soap operas that she actually transfers herself from Midwestern Tech's student lounge into the television screen and the uproariously lurid world of "Yesterday's Tomorrow." Will Betty be able to save Spring Weatherby from being shipped to the diamond mines of Brazil by the evil Tempest Frost? Can Betty bring Spring's father out of his amnesia to prove Spring's mother did not kill Rain Flood? Can Tommy Smith get Betty out of the clutches of the villainous Hale Storm? Tune in tomorrow or send for this hilarious spoof before the next commercial.
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- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code S65000
- Cast Size 25
- Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
- Genre Comedy | Satire
- ISBN(13) 9780871295293
- "Our audience loved it! It's a very witty and well-written play. My students loved being cheesy, overdramatic soap opera stars! I staged many lines so they would look directly at the audience (tv camera) I had a live feed on stage of the soap opera, so the college students on the other side of the set could watch what was happening live, instead of staring at a blank tv screen. The college students had fun reacting to the soap stars, as well. They created "fan clubs" and cheered for their favorite soap actors when they were entered."
- Review by Trisha Lalumondier, Beech High School, Hendersonville, Tenn.
- "Soft Soap was an excellent show for a high school cast. The parts were easy to rehearse and the dialogue was a scream. Our audiences loved this show and the students had a great time, especially when they rehearsed the soap opera scenes."
- Review by Linda Boyd, Wetmore High School, Wetmore, KS
- "It was a romp! Lots of room for the varying degrees of talented seniors to explore, have fun, and learn a thing or two about theatre!"
- Review by Karen Kimmel, Frankfort High School, Frankfort, KY
- "Students and audience alike had a total blast with this play. There were lots of major type roles and the staging, although a bit of a challenge for me, was unique. Always something hilarious going on!!"
- Review by Pat Steppler, Miami School, Miami, AB
- "A joy to direct. The kids and audience both loved the over-the-top comedy and ridiculous situations. The simple set, everyday costumes and easy props make for light technical work. A hoot to direct and a joy to watch, the show was a HUGE success."
- Review by Darcy Bakkegard-Rachow, Baldwin-Woodville High School, Baldwin, Wis.
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "The most challenging/difficult part was creating a set that effectively showed both sides of the stage and actors, and moving the picture. We went with fishing line, which worked, but was also "cheesy", my kids "sold" it by making the audience believe that it really moved (even though it was obvious something else moved) and the audience bought it! I even heard gasps when it disappeared and reappeared! Proof that it doesn't have to be super technical to be effective! I created part of a tv to frame the soap side of the stage."
- Tip by Trisha Lalumondier, Beech High School, Hendersonville, Tenn.