Pressure

Recommended for High Schools

Pressure

by Lindsay Price

Four teenagers struggle with pressures. The Refugee, the newbie, the perfectionist and the less than perfect. Everything comes to a head the week before prom.

 About 45 minutes

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


 14
4 M | 10 W, Plus Ensemble


Simple Set


 35 pages

Drama Character Study Choral Work Issue-Based
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Not a typical "teen angst" play.

Four teenagers struggle with life. Alex is a refugee. Tera is faced with an unpopular decision when all she wants to be is popular. Penny is getting up at five in the morning just so she can accomplish all she has to do in a day. And Kyle can't live up to his parents' expectations. It is the week before the prom and for these four characters, everything is coming to a head.

This play is candid and uncompromising, with no easy answers or neat and tidy endings. The script is ideal for groups who have varying degrees of ability. There are parts for both novice and advanced actors.

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