Same Room, Different Story by Claire Broome is truly the ideal high school play. Available in full-length and one-act versions, it’s perfect for a class project or drama club to take on and make it their own.

If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry

by Jeffrey Harr

Annarosarosemarie is ready and raring to go for her first play audition. Miss Johnson is not ready to see what Annarosarosemarie has prepared. Not ready at all.

For a special Zoom-style version of the script, please see If You Can't Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry - Virtual Version

 About 15 minutes

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


 2
2 W


Simple set


 11 pages

Comedy Backstage Comedy
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Annarosarosemarie is ready and raring to go for her first play audition. She blew off homework for a month just to prepare.

Miss Johnson is not ready to direct her first play. She’d rather eat glass. And she is so not ready to see what Annarosarosemarie has prepared. Not ready at all.

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