Funhouse by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

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Funhouse

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Funhouse

by Lindsay Price

This middle school play looks at the bullied, the bully, and the bystander through mostly non-verbal vignettes.

 About 30 minutes

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


 20
4M | 16 Any Gender


Simple Set


 33 pages

Drama Experimental Form Issue-Based Movement-based Vignettes

"I’ve had better. Much better. Sneakier. Sit beside me at lunch, pretend to be my friend. Bolder. They try to drag me into the bathroom. Meaner. Spit at me. Knock books out of my arms. Pinch me. Treat me like a piece of garbage, think it’s funny to try and make me eat garbage, be garbage."

This play looks at the bullied, the bully, and the bystander through mostly non-verbal vignettes. Life for the bullied is like a funhouse, but the funhouse is anything but fun.

How can you stand your ground when you’re on a falling floor? How can you move forward when you’re caught like a mouse in a maze? How can you win Whac-A-Mole when you’re the mole? How can you like yourself while standing in a distorted hall of mirrors?

There are no cotton candy answers here.

This is a vignette play! What is a Vignette Play?

20 Characters
4M, 16 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] 40 lines
TWO [A] 51 lines
TITLE GIRL [A] 18 lines
CAT [M] 7 lines
CAT [A] 2 lines
EVERYONE [A] 12 lines
TRIO ONE [A] 12 lines
TRIO TWO [A] 9 lines
TRIO THREE [A] 9 lines
TEACHER [A] 4 lines
TEACHER (2) [A] 4 lines
LEFT OVER [A] 4 lines
LEFT BEHIND [A] 5 lines
PRINCIPAL [A] 11 lines
PARENT [A] 11 lines
SCHOOL BOARD [A] 11 lines

NON SPEAKING ROLES:
Boy [M]
Mom [A]
Bully [M]
Teacher [A]
Mouse [M]
Mouse [A]
Alone [A]
Bystander [A]
Mirrors (x3) [A]
The Bullies [A]
The Adults [A]
Only [A]
Word Holders [A]
Flashlight Holders [A]
Bully [A]
Kid [A]
Bully Monster [A]

Multimedia

Video

The Funhouse Maze

Dum Dum Da Da

Bringing Home My Baby Bumblebee

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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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