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Why Do We Laugh?

Why Do We Laugh?

By Stephen Gregg.

Product Code: W58000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 4w.

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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

In stock

Synopsis

At age 6, Meredith Wilfred loves to tell people that she hates her neighbor, Andrew Powers. At age 16, she tells Andrew the same thing but goes to the dance with him anyway. At 45, Meredith and Andy have a great deal to tell each other: most married couples do. And, even at 66, Meredith is still learning about, and from, Andrew. This is a fine contest play because it is both easy to stage and a challenge. All eight characters—two people at four different times in their lives—are onstage at the same time. The result is a play about love (and hate) and the way people change each other.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code W58000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 30 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre | Touring Group | Praise Group
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871292827
* 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

"A sweet one-act about relationships and growth. "
Review by Heather Cribbs, New Smyrna Beach High School, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
"Why Do We Laugh is a great play for developing character, as the same characters move through four different stages of their lives together. It is both moving and funny. "
Review by Lorie Harkins, One Act Play, Paradise, Texas

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Small quirks that all 4 Merediths/Andrews have help the audience realize that they're the same people. Each couple have their own relationship and think differently of each other. LOTS of lighting cues if isolating each "time period"."
Tip by Heather Cribbs, New Smyrna Beach High School, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
"Consider showing a distinct character trait that stays with each character throughout each stage. "
Tip by Lorie Harkins, One Act Play, Paradise, Texas

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Teague High School Teague Texas 12/12/2018 12/18/2018
HCISD Performing Art Center Harlingen Texas 3/8/2019 3/8/2019
Marquette High School Chesterfield Missouri 1/25/2019 1/26/2019