Anne-Arky by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk


Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools


by Lindsay Price

A production prepares for opening night. Everything starts out normally, until a rumour spreads that there is an agent in the audience. Anarchy ensues!

 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

5 M | 5 W

Simple Set

 31 pages

Comedy Backstage Comedy

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"Why wouldn't an agent come to the middle of nowhere? There's lots of theatrical talent in the middle of nowhere."

A high school drama club prepares for their opening night of Anne of Green Gables.

The performance starts out normally enough. But when a rumour spreads that there is an acting agent in the audience, the students scramble to be discovered.

Anarchy ensues! Wigs fall off, ankles are sprained, and the stage manager sets fire to the prompt script. After the dust clears, the true identity of the agent is revealed. Perfect for novice actors.

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10 Characters
5 M, 5 W

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

MR. O’NEILL [M] 164 lines
Teacher/stage manager who is too stressed out
JULIE [W] 74 lines
Student stage manager who is too normal to be in theatre
MARK [M] 6 lines
Backstage lackey who is too dangerous to have backstage
THE SOUND GUY [M] 35 lines
The “too-cool” sound guy
BETH (ANNE) [W] 52 lines
Prone to mood swings
TAMARA (DIANA) [W] 77 lines
Much too flaky for her age
DOUG (GILBERT) [M] 68 lines
Wise-cracking Don Juan
LAUREN (MARILLA) [W] 51 lines
Yearning to be free
GLEN (MATTHEW) [M] 35 lines
Leaning towards being a psych major
CHERYL (CHORUS) [W] 21 lines
Slightly psycho

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I have to tell you that my students loved performing Anne-Arky and Swimming With Sins last year. I'm really excited about the plays I've read from your service this year, too.

My auditorium is going through a bit of a challenging time (space is tight). I'm going to go black boxes and minimal costumes this year, and there are so many quality one acts from your service to choose from. I can't wait to share them with the students.

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Prop List

clipboard, basket of apple blossoms, watch, magazine, very red wig, sunglasses, scarf, coiled rope, script, flashlight

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