YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEED A CELLO
Type: One Act
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Themes: Family - Dysfunctional, Subconscious, Embarrassment
Duration: 45 minutes
Speaking Cast: 10 females, 5 males (15 total cast)
Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: A young man’s worst nightmare: his own personal life, mistakes and failures, is brought hilariously to the stage in a succession of embarrassing moments orchestrated and revealed by a Greek chorus of six nagging mothers in his head. Vexed and hounded by finger-pointing failure, nagging guilt, missed opportunities, and a son’s duties and responsibilities, the young man’s trials result in a playful, comical, and paranoid theatrical presentation of a conscience riddled by a mother’s overprotective love and good intentions.
Long Beach High School
Long Beach, MS
Alexander High School
Douglasville, GA
Lakeside School
Eufaula, AL
Pottsville Area High School
Pottsville, PA
Parkston High School
Parkston, SD
Community Theatre league
williamsport, PA
"We LOVED doing this play! It is clever and creative. I love how real the play is- very true to life. It doesn't talk down to the audience or the cast. I can't say enough about how much I (we) loved this play. The reaction from our audience has been overwhelming. I've heard comments from parents,students, and administrators that it was the best play they've seen us do. I HIGHLY recommend this play!"
By Melissa Cunnington - Director - McLoughlin High School
"We have performed this production twice already and have three more bookings of it to follow in June. Audiences and cast have thoroughly enjoyed this comedy. There isn't a person out there who, as a child, didn't hear at least one of the mother's comments, or as a parent, used them. Minimal set and stage design makes this a perfect play to use as for our production. Many thanks to Mr. Collin for his wit and wisdom."
By Claudia Urlaub - Director - Gillette Community Theatre
Ideally, one of the mothers in the Greek chorus should be Jewish, one should be African-American, one should be Italian, one should be Asian, one should be Irish, and one should be an arrogant white woman from the country club. However, any combination of ethnicities will be fine as long as the operative word above, nagging, is the hallmark of each mother’s personality. Have fun with the chorus!
Saint James School - April 2010 production directed by Elias Orfan and Carrie Ross
Saint James School - April 2010 production directed by Elias Orfan and Carrie Ross
Saint James School - April 2010 production directed by Elias Orfan and Carrie Ross
Saint James School - April 2010 production directed by Elias Orfan and Carrie Ross
Saint James School - April 2010 production directed by Elias Orfan and Carrie Ross
Saint James School - April 2010 production directed by Elias Orfan and Carrie Ross
by Martin R. Collin
MATERIALS & PERFORMANCES
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Script
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Notebook Script
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Performance Royalty
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$30.00 $0.00
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$0.30 $0.00
Artwork Download
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