Recommended for High Schools
A group of teenagers grapple with unanswered questions as they try to understand why someone who has it all would kill themselves. Powerful monologues.
About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
1M | 1W | 13 Any Gender
Why did the chicken cross the road? Why is the sky blue? What’s two plus two? Why did he kill himself?
A group of teenagers grapple with unanswered questions as they struggle to understand why someone would run out on to the highway in front of semi. Especially when that someone seemed to have it all.
Here’s a chicken. Here’s the road. There’s the other side. What do you do when there is no answer?
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.
My students are really enjoying this challenging play! They love the message & love that it's not hitting us over the head with it. I'd like to thank you for understanding that high school students can handle more challenging material. I get so tired of playwrights & publishers who think that we need to dumb down material for high school.
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