Football Romeo by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

Football Romeo

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Football Romeo

by Lindsay Price

A hilarious full length modern take on the clash between school cliques. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

 About 75 minutes
Act 1: 40 minutes, Act 2: 35 minutes

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

3 M | 7 W

Simple Set

 76 pages

Comedy Character Study Classical Adaptation Shakespeare

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The new drama teacher at Verona Beach High is directing Romeo and Juliet. Nicola is certain she will be the perfect Juliet and her linebacker boyfriend the perfect Romeo. Too bad life isn't perfect!

Sparks fly when Danny, the self-professed drama geek, is chosen over the linebacker. Nicola cries foul and demands the play be recast. Not only must Danny fight his insecurities as a performer and his brother treating him as a science experiment, he must also fight to keep the role of a lifetime.

Both hilarious and touching, this show will appeal to those who love Shakespeare, those who fear Shakespeare, and those who've never heard of Shakespeare.

10 Characters
3 M, 7 W

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.

Danny Dinning [M] 282 lines
17. An aspiring actor with a huge inferiority complex. Two Monologues.
Laurel Stout [W] 223 lines
17. Laurel guards herself behind a sarcastic attitude. One Monologue. Because of an accident, she is in a wheelchair.
Murray Dinning [M] 110 lines
15. Younger brother to Danny. Obnoxiously brilliant. Three Monologues.
Agnes Tidwell [W] 42 lines
14. Murray’s research assistant. In love with Murray.

Rick Sittler [M] 160 lines
17. Football player. Nicola’s boyfriend.
Nicola Calabretta [W] 236 lines
17. Self-proclaimed “star” of the school. Believes the world would fall into her lap with proper preparation.
Brittany and Felicity [W] 64, 80 lines
Both are 16. Cheerleaders. Followers of Nicola.
April Calabretta [W] 102 lines
17. A girl with an attitude.

Ms. Grace Kavendish [W] 98 lines
20’s. New drama teacher at Verona Beach High School.

Prop List

blanket, pillow, pom poms, notebook, tape recorder, microphone, wheelchair, masks, costume party costumes, pole with a pig head

Production Photos


Lindsay Price talks about the play.

Murray's Song (p. 34)
Fly Boys (p. 38)
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