Chicken. Road. by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

Chicken. Road.

Recommended for High Schools

Chicken. Road.

by Lindsay Price

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


 15
1M | 1W | 13 Any Gender


Simple Set


 34 pages

Drama Experimental Form Issue-Based

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?

Awards and Accolades

  • CM Russell High School (Great Falls, Montana) won the Overall Outstanding Production (Drama) award at the 2015 Montana State Thespian Convention.
  • Tecumseh Vista Academy - Award of Merit - Monologues, NTS Drama Festival - Regionals
  • Tecumseh Vista Academy - Award of Merit - Ensemble Performance, NTS Drama Festival - Regionals
  • O'Neill CVI - Outstanding Production, District Level, Ontario Theatre Festival
  • Tecumseh Vista Academy Secondary - 2018 Ontario Drama Festival District Level: Award of Distinction for Choreography: Kaitlyn Pecaski, Award of Distinction for Ensemble: Tecumseh Vista Academy, Award of Excellence for Acting: Chloe Dudley as "One", Outstanding Production 2018
15 Characters
1M, 1W, 13 Any Gender

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.

ONE [A] 50 lines
TWO [A] 35 lines
THREE [A] 47 lines
FOUR [A] 30 lines
FIVE [W] 30 lines
SIX [M] 31 lines
SEVEN [A] 41 lines
EIGHT [A] 32 lines
NINE [A] 32 lines
TEN [A] 39 lines
ELEVEN [A] 31 lines
TWELVE [A] 43 lines
THIRTEEN [A] 29 lines
FOURTEEN [A] 40 lines
FIFTEEN [A] 61 lines

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Customer Comments

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.

Barbara Dial Mager, Theatre Teacher/Director, David W. Butler High School, Matthews, NC

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