Life, Off Book

Recommended for High Schools

Life, Off Book

by Scott Giessler

What happens when Ophelia and Jeb have to tear themselves away from the script and live life off book?

 About 35 minutes

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

5 M | 3 W | 10 Any Gender, Plus ensemble

Simple set

 33 pages

Drama Character Study Movement-based
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Ophelia and Jeb have a relationship that's like a well-built theatre set. It looks great on the outside, but an empty shell on the inside. Ophelia is a phenomenal dancer and actress who's constantly afraid. Jeb is Ophelia’s mild mannered fake boyfriend who is also a closeted gay man. What happens when they have to tear themselves away from the script and live life off book?

This show has flexible cast with great opportunities for ensemble work, dancers and musicians. Don't have those? It can also be performed minimally.

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