THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO HIGH
Type: Full Length
Genres: Comedy, Classics
Themes: Revenge, Deception, Classic Adaptations
Duration: 75 minutes
Speaking Cast: 12 females, 6 males, 1-6 either (19-24 total cast)
Flexibility: 0-15 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible
Robert Frost Middle School
Perry High School
Kinsley Jr/Sr High
Oakville, ON, Canada
The Graham School
The Count of Monte Cristo High began with my love of the novel and its themes of class superiority, revenge, and the power of money. Seeing parallels to issues facing us today, I wanted to explore the idea that possessions seem almost more important than people and causes. The challenge was how to do this as a comedy. The answer was to set the story in a high school, where there's plenty of drama and many of the same themes, only on a much smaller scale.
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