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Nice Girl
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Nice Girl

by Amanda Murray Cutalo

Mia knows how to be a confident and assertive young woman who is not afraid to stand up for herself; the only problem is she can only act this way in her fantasies.

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 About 35 minutes

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


 11
11 W, Plus Ensemble


Simple set


 25 pages

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Is there such a thing as being “too nice?” Mia, a teenage girl at an all-girls school, knows how to be a confident and assertive young woman who is not afraid to stand up for herself; the only problem is she can only act this way in her fantasies.

In Mia’s reality, she is the kind of girl who does her friends’ homework, lets people cut in front of her in line, and pretends to be someone she’s not in order to get a boy to like her.

As she repeatedly learns, being the “nice girl” requires a great deal of sacrifice and, often, frustration. As Mia eventually nears her breaking point, she decides the time has come for her fantasies to become reality.


Characters

 11
11 Women, Plus Ensemble

YOUNG MIA [W]
11 lines
Told always to ignore people if they pick on you. That’s gonna do some lasting damage.
MIA [W]
126 lines
Nice Girl. Doormat. Prone to violent fantasies. One monologue.
MIA’S MOTHER [W]
10 lines
Means well, as all mothers do.
ANGIE [W]
35 lines
Likes Mia a lot. Perhaps more genuinely than the other girls.
JEN [W]
37 lines
Cruel, unusual. Takes her cues from Maggie.
MS. PARKER [W]
32 lines
Wasn’t born yesterday. Can see right through the schemes of her students.
COACH STANFORD [W]
5 lines
Does her best, as all coaches do.
LAUREN [W]
9 lines
Good dodgeball player, bad human being.
JILLIAN [W]
8 lines
She should take advice from Polonius, and neither a borrower nor a lender be.
MAGGIE [W]
41 lines
Frenemy Number One.
LOLA [W]
10 lines
A bit of a tattle-tale


Prop List

Dodgeballs, Notes passed in class, Paper, White-Out, Bag, Sandwich


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Nice Girl
by Amanda Murray Cutalo

 About 35 minutes

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


 11
11 W, Plus Ensemble


Simple set


 25 pages

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