Characters Behaving Badly

Recommended for High Schools

Characters Behaving Badly

by Lindsay Price

This vignette play asks students to look at the concept of what it means to be “good” and “bad.”

 About 35 minutes

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


 10
2 M | 2 W | 5 Any Gender | 1 Trans W


Simple set


 34 pages

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If you saw a wallet on the ground, bulging with money, and no one around, would you take it?

What’s the worst thing a person can do? Is it murder? Is it lying? Is it getting an A-? What defines “good” and “bad” behaviour? Can “good” people have “bad” thoughts?

This vignette play, perfect for class performances, asks students to look at the concept of what it means to be “good” and “bad” and what it means to play a character with whom they might not agree.


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