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

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. 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.

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

Comedy Backstage Comedy

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 15 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
2 Characters
2 F
Simple set
11 pages

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