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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
4 M | 16 Any Gender


Simple Set


 33 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, Funhouse can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

Livestream Performance

Productions of Funhouse may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

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Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

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"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?


Characters

 20
4 Men, 16 Any Gender

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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Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. Any performance in front of an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) is considered a performance for royalty purposes.

Exemption details for scenes and monologues for competition.

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 About 30 minutes

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


 20
4 M | 16 Any Gender


Simple Set


 33 pages

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