LAUGHING STOCK
LAUGHING STOCK
ISBN: 978-1-61588-288-5
Type: One Act
Genres: Comedy, Farce
Theme: Writing
Duration: 35 minutes
Speaking Cast: 5-9 females, 2-8 males, 3-15 either (10-32 total cast)
Flexibility: 1-100 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Michael stands alone on stage before an impatient audience, trying desperately to dramatize his lackluster existence. With the help of a madcap playwright, his life story is suddenly populated with exaggerated stock characters of every sort. One by one, the humdrum people in his life are replaced by pirates and princes, gunslingers and psychics, clowns and rappers. There's even a Greek chorus along for the ride. As this play-within-a-play unfolds, and with a little help from William Shakespeare himself, Michael begins to realize his life is only as dull as he allows it to be. The gender flexible cast, with roles large and small, is perfect for any size group looking for a comic showstopper.
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Atlanta, GA
Deer Valley High School
Glendale, AZ
Lake Jooondalup Baptist College
Joondalup, Australia
Ballard CSD
Huxley, IA
Lanesboro Public Schools
Lanesboro, MN
Sierra Vista Middle School
Covina, CA
"The characters are fun to perform. The stock characters allowed all students to participate in the production. The script was clever and we loved the Shakespeare interface was excellent. It allowed us to talk about each of the characters. Our costuming turned out great and exposed the 2nd year students to perform in stock character costumes."
By Kathleen Palermo - Theatre Advisor - Lemoore High School
Hutchinson High School
Hutchinson High School
by Bradley Hayward, Hutchinson High School (MN)
Hutchinson High School
Hutchinson High School
Hutchinson High School
Grand Manan Community School
Grand Manan Community School
Grand Manan Community School
Grand Manan Community School
Grand Manan Community School
Grand Manan Community School
Grand Manan Community School
Hutchinson High School
Hutchinson High School
Hutchinson High School
Hutchinson High School
Piedmont High School
Piedmont High School
Piedmont High School
Piedmont High School
Piedmont High School
MATERIALS & PERFORMANCES
Product Price Qty Total
Script
$6.50 $0.00
Notebook Script
$12.75 $0.00
Performance Royalty
$40.00 $0.00
Limited Video Rights
$30.00 $0.00
Limited Streaming/Broadcast Rights
$30.00 $0.00
Extra Streams
$0.30 $0.00
Artwork Download
$30.00 $0.00
Add to Cart
Subtotal
$0.00
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