Type: One Act
Themes: Teen Experience, Babysitting, Dating
Duration: 30 minutes
Speaking Cast: 16 females, 10 males (26 total cast)
Flexibility: doubling possible
SYNOPSIS: Touching on the trials and tribulations of being a teen, this one act satire
brings teen life center stage in the form of a live news magazine. Loaded with teen-friendly sketches such as “Shopping With Mom,” “Babysitting a Child Named Moose,” and “Trying to Ask a Girl on a Date,” it also includes a flashy street interview titled, “Dumb Things Parents, Teachers, and Kids Say” in addition to four short scenes between parents and teens on “What Happened in School Today.” Find the latest in teen fashion, poetry, and of course, advice columns on makeup and shaving from Babs and Philipe, your favorite editors. Besides the babysitting horror stories and red-hot dating files, the play includes two commercials: “Zitaway: A Unique Blend of Vitamins B1-27” and “Parents in a Box: All of the Comforts of Home.” A quick reality check and it continues with “Chores That Bore,” a comical stand-off between parents and teens on cleaning their rooms and taking out the trash.
McCullough Jr HIgh
The Woodlands, TX
Great Neck North Middle School
Great Neck, NY
Southwood Academy of the Arts
This was based on improvs using real teens. There are a lot of laughs and the show is simple to put on. I wrote it and we rehearsed and performed it in 8 days! Whew! Lots of room for your actors to put their own mark on it through their own commercials.
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