Roshambo by Brian Borowka - Theatrefolk

Roshambo

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Roshambo

by Brian Borowka

Some people take Rock-Paper-Scissors (aka Roshambo) seriously. Very seriously.

 About 35 minutes

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


 16
2M | 11W | 3 Any Gender


Simple set


 28 pages

Comedy

Come on, it’s a standard Roshambo play. You start to throw scissors but when you see the other player throwing rock you change it to paper at the last second.

Some people take Rock-Paper-Scissors (aka Roshambo) seriously. Very seriously. So seriously they organize championship matches with national rankings.

Lindsay is number two in the country and she’s not happy losing her top ranking. She’s not above throwing an illegal scipper. What will she do to Taylor, the number one player? Maybe Taylor’s not that keen on playing anyway. Rock-Paper-Scissors isn’t as fun as it used to be.

16 Characters
2M, 11W, 3 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

TAYLOR [W] 41 lines
A top-ranked Roshambo player.
BECCA [W] 34 lines
Taylor’s friend and Roshambo teammate.
DEB [W] 27 lines
Their coach.
KAREN [W] 19 lines
Taylor’s mother.
LINDSAY [W] 44 lines
Another top-ranked player and mean girl.
AMANDA [W] 34 lines
Lindsay’s teammate.
COACH K [A] 16 lines
Their coach.
ASTRID [W] 25 lines
A Roshambo player with an invisible friend.
ANDROMEDA [W] 15 lines
Her teammate, who thinks she is an alien.
NICK [M] 30 lines
A Roshambo playing dude.
JOSEPH [M] 21 lines
Nick’s teammate.
SUZANNA [W] 51 lines
The Roshambo tournament announcer.
CHLOE [W] 22 lines
Suzanna’s sidekick.
TINA [W] 6 lines
A huge Roshambo fan.
SECURITY OFFICER [A] 0 lines
A security officer.
JUDGE [A] 21 lines
The Roshambo tournament referee.

Prop List

Cell phone, Another cell phone, Donut holes

Production Photos

Multimedia

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