Same Room, Different Story by Claire Broome is truly the ideal high school play. Available in full-length and one-act versions, it’s perfect for a class project or drama club to take on and make it their own.

Carrying the Calf

Recommended for High Schools

Carrying the Calf

by Shirley Barrie

A teenager fed-up with being bullied drags her reluctant friend to a self-defence class.

 About 54 minutes

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


 4
4 W


Simple Set


 35 pages

Drama Character Study Movement-based

Excellent showcase roles for actresses.

A teenager fed-up with being bullied drags her reluctant friend to a self-defence class. More important than the karate training, the instructor challenges the group to find self-confidence, independence, and to choose their own destiny.

The scenes are linked by katas: the strictly choreographed, powerful sequences of movements that are a central part of karate.

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