A Bittersweet Collection of Characters: Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less

Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less
Written by Lindsay Price

Being sixteen isn’t always easy, as audiences come to learn from Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less by Bradley Hayward; a bittersweet collection of ten minute plays. From extracting a gummy bear out of a new set of braces to coping with bullies, these characters share their innermost hopes and fears with each other, ten minutes at a time. As the audience drops in on these intimate moments, they will come to understand that being sixteen isn’t always easy.

Jane Purdy and the student performers at Center High School in Antelope, CA were up to the challenge.

This play was a huge success. It was different from previous plays and the students really responded to it. In fact, they still talk about it. It is deceptively simple, the dialogue and presentation is challenging for the actors. it is basically a bare set with a few props but so effective! The picture is of our program. One of the students took a picture of each cast member and made silhouettes of each character and put it on the program I loved this idea. We used it for our marquee, bulletin board in the lobby and programs.

– Jane Purdy

Well done, Center High School!

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Lindsay Price