Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo: Competition Versi... - Theatrefolk

Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo: Competition Version

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo: Competition Version

by Treanor Baring

A 35 minute cutting of the original suitable for competition.

 About 35 minutes

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

2 M | 3 W | 6 Any Gender

Simple set


A mix-up in the chemistry club creates a horrendous goo that takes over John Dalton School. Students, administrators and even parents get “goo-ed” by this mysterious green slime with a mind of its own.

Who is behind the attack of the mutant polymer? Can the students disentangle the clues from what they’ve learned in chemistry, theatre and psychology class? Why is Frankenstein brought in to save the day? And why is he writing love notes?

Middle School actors and their audiences will delight in this fast-paced, action-packed comedy.

11 Characters
2 M, 3 W, 6 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.

CHELSEA [A] 37 lines
Chemistry club president. A natural leader, addicted to her phone, friendly but not emotional.
PETRA [A] 33 lines
Brilliant and kind chemistry club member, caring and really, really into chemistry.
DREW [M] 27 lines
Popular basketball star, chemistry club member. Can be snarky but has a romantic side.
JAKE [A] 35 lines
Sci-Fi enthusiast, chemistry club member. Into all things science fiction, on the lookout for aliens and into the study of human nature.
ABBIE [W] 20 lines
Younger theatre club student. Cute, sweet and smart. Everyone’s little sister.
RANDALL [A] 21 lines
Student volunteer school announcer. Teacher’s pet, the student you always find in the office helping out.
MISS NULLAM [W] 25 lines
The school attendance counselor. Fake nice, stickler for the rules.
MRS. LOMONOVSKY [W] 13 lines
Parent who can’t stop baking cupcakes and volunteering at the school.
Lovable and menacing, just a big baby of a creepy monster.
The nasally voice that answers the phone at the talent agency.
Nerdy student, means well.

Prop List

Sci-Fi magazine, phone, huge rubber stamp, desk telephone, tray of cupcakes, large red binder, basketball net, stuffed animal, cupcakes, school microphone, sheets of red paper reading “denied,”, beakers containing different coloured liquids, beakers, spray bottles, love notes, colored confetti


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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.

There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.

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