Epic Adventures in a Rinky-Dink Art Museum by Ken Preuss - Theatrefolk

Epic Adventures in a Rinky-Dink Art Museum

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Epic Adventures in a Rinky-Dink Art Museum

by Ken Preuss

A character driven comedy about art, romance, and mystery. This rinky-dink art museum holds more interest than what first meets the eye.

 About 35 minutes

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


 12
5M | 7W


Simple Set


 40 pages

Comedy

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“I can’t do this assignment. Art is the most boring thing in the world.”

Who says art is boring, especially when there’s romance and mystery in the air? A group of high school students reluctantly visit a small town art museum to complete a creative writing project.

But there’s more to the eye than a couple of paintings. There’s the legend of Vanishing Valerie, the obsession of love-struck Kaitlin, the mystery of why Duncan would try to eat a clay apple, and who is that woman wearing the not-so-great disguise? “Though the art saw it all, it remains on the wall, silently hiding the truth...”

A wonderful character-driven comedy.

12 Characters
5M, 7W

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.

ABBY [W] 92 lines
An energetic and creative student with a fervent desire to solve a legendary mystery.
KAITLIN [W] 85 lines
A lover of literature with a hopeless crush on a silent and brooding classmate.
CALEB [M] 19 lines
A silent and brooding classmate.
MONIQUE [W] 49 lines
Free spirited and artistic and the only student truly embracing the trip.
IRENE [W] 42 lines
The class comedian whose jokes, while certainly sarcastic, are never mean spirited.
JENNA [W] 42 lines
A bored Queen Bee focused almost exclusively on her cell phone.
SETH [M] 50 lines
A regular Joe with a good sense of humor and unexpected charm.
DUNCAN [M] 49 lines
A slacker whose lack of ambition is exceeded only by his lack of brainpower.
MS. BELL [W] 37 lines
50-60 years old; A creative writing teacher with a sly sense of humor and a love for her students.
MR. BRIGGS [M] 26 lines
50-60 years old; The owner of the Museum. A well-bred man of wealth and wisdom.
HIGGINS [M] 22 lines
30-40 years old; A loyal yet grumpy museum security guard with slightly peculiar behavior.
LADY [W] 14 lines
30-40 years old; A mysterious patron of questionable sanity, wandering the rooms of the museum.

Prop List

phone, lapel flower

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