Somewhere, Nowhere by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

Somewhere, Nowhere

Recommended for High Schools

Somewhere, Nowhere

by Lindsay Price

Senior students in a small town face a dilemma. Do they stay close to home, or do they run far away? A heartwarming and heartbreaking story.

 About 105 minutes
Act 1: 55 minutes, Act 2: 50 minutes

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

3 M | 13 W, Expandable to 5M+15W+7 Any Gender

Simple Set

Comedy Dramedy Character Study

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A full length play made up of four one act plays. See the characters grow, change, and stumble through four seasons.

Somewhere, Nowhere is a place to call home. A place to leave. The best place in the world. Nothing but a memory. How many of us feel one way or the other about the place we grew up? How many of us love or hate our hometown? Maybe it's both at the same time.

The characters in Somewhere, Nowhere face a dilemma: Do they stay close to home at the end of high school, or do they get as far away as possible? What if they want to do both at the same time? What then?

This Book is a Collection of 4 Plays

The Egg Carton and Shaving Cream Solution
Pete is ready to leave his small town life behind. He's also terrified. So he's doing what any terrified person would do to prompt change - standing on the roof of the school covered in egg cartons. Here comes change, ready or not.

4 M 11 W. Approx. 25 minutes long. Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $69.95

Frying Pan to Frying Pan
Echo is in the middle of a tug of war: Does she follow her English teacher's dream for her to go away to a big school? Does she follow her mother's wishes to stay home? Echo doesn't want to go, but she isn't sure she wants to stay. The rope is about to break.

3 M 4 W. Approx. 25 minutes long. Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $37.95

The Tower of Tyler
Tyler is a star. Everything he touches turns to gold, from Hail Mary passes to winning national essay contests. But Tyler's sister is getting tired of keeping his secrets. Maybe he doesn't have the golden touch after all.

3 M 8 W 7 Any Gender. Approx. 25 minutes long. Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $72.95

It's hard to keep emotions clamped down, even in winter. The snow is piling up as secrets rise to the surface.

5 W. Approx. 25 minutes long. Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $29.95

16 Characters
3 M, 13 W, Expandable to 5M+15W+7 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.

Echo Moss [W] 256 lines
A young girl with a difficult decision to make – much harder than picking a nail polish.
Brittney Poole [W] 201 lines
Echo’s friend. Recently began dating Tyler, the class hero.
Ms. Valerie Bright [W] 117 lines
A quirky teacher with everyone’s best interests at heart – or so she thinks.
Trina Tews [W] 163 lines
Loving sister to Tyler. What’s good for the star quarterback is good for her… right?
Shane Lynch [M] 26 lines
Manager at the Super Speedy Lube, and Echo’s boyfriend. Going places.
Pete Quinn [M] 275 lines
A lovable, if lazy and cowardly, employee of the Super Speedy Lube.
Jim Hill [M] 178 lines
Friend to Pete. Another slacker with no direction.
Becks Steinberg-Espinosa [W] 60 lines
A ruthless talent scout. Yes, that is her real name.
Jane Rose [W] 19 lines
A tongue-tied reporterpassions burn deep. Wise beyond her years.
Caitlin [W] 31 lines
A cheerleader enamoured with Tyler.
Courtney [W] 33 lines
A second cheerleader. Did Tyler like their cheer?
Crystal [W] 30 lines
A third cheerleader. Eager for her shot at Tyler too.
Tyler Tews [M] 96 lines
A god among teens. Possibly a little full of himself.
Reporter 1, 2, 3 [A] 15, 18, 15 lines
Reporters from The Monroe Weekly, The Shelton Times, and The Eastdale County Gazette-Tribune. They could make or break you around here.
Photographer [A] 15 lines
Set to immortalize Tyler’s big moment.
Community Group A, B, C [A] 5, 5, 5 lines
Set to lavish awards on Tyler.
Fee (Fiona) Glass [W] 104 lines
A pariah who has made her way back to a small town. Are the rumours true about her?
Josie McDaniel [W] 241 lines
A girl made an outsider through her parent’s insider trading. Has a sweet tooth and a way with words
Mrs. Smith [W] 35 lines
Principal at the school. Loves the local Volleyball team. Hates stairs.
Marley [W] 12 lines
A girl at the school, and an aficionado of cabbage rolls. Can detect criminal auras.
Gemma [W] 13 lines
One more witness to Pete’s attempt to jump off the roof. Sorry, fall off the roof.
Dawn [W] 13 lines
Another gawker. Thinks those mats don’t look very hygienic. Maybe she has a point.
Sam [M] 12 lines
A devotee of the ancient and storied art of the high school prank.

Frying Pan to Frying Pan
Echo Moss 178 lines
Brittney Poole 59 lines
Ms. Valerie Bright 69 lines
Trina Tews 33 lines
Shane Lynch 26 lines
Pete Quinn 97 lines
Jim Hill 105 lines

The Tower of Tyler
Trina Tews 84 lines
Becks Steinberg-Espinosa 60 lines
Brittney Poole 27 lines
Ms. Valerie Bright 21 lines
Jane Rose 9 lines
Caitlin 9 lines
Crystal 9 lines lines
Tyler Tews 79 lines
Pete Quinn 32 lines
Jim Hill 32 lines
Reporter 1, 2, 3 3 lines
Community Group A, B, C 2 lines
Photographer 1 line

Fee (Fiona) Glass 104 lines
Echo Moss 77 lines
Brittney Poole 94 lines
Trina Tews 66 lines
Josie McDaniel 89 lines

The Egg Carton and Shaving Cream Solution
Josie McDaniel 131 lines
Brittney Poole 42 lines
Jane Rose 10 lines
Mrs. Smith 35 lines
Ms. Valerie Bright 26 lines
Caitlin 22 lines
Courtney 21 lines
Crystal 20 lines
Marley 12 lines
Gemma 13 lines
Dawn 14 lines
Pete Quinn 144 lines
Jim Hill 28 lines
Tyler Tews 12 lines
Sam 12 lines

Customer Feedback

We wrapped on Somewhere, Nowhere last week. Largest audience my department has ever had, and my kids had a flawless run. Translation: the BEST production I've ever done. The laughs, the raw emotion, the tears of joy and sorrow when it was all over... my grads loved this play, and so did I.

Jeff Pinsky, Beaconsfield High School

Prop List

Frying Pan to Frying Pan
Nail file, Cosmetics bag, Three identical pink nail polish containers, Cell phone, Broom, Rag, Bucket, Bottle of water, Purse, Crumpled bills, Cup of water
The Tower of Tyler
Box of decorating supplies, Football, Messenger bag (full), Sunglasses, Camera, Cellphone, Small bag, Cane sugar, Bowl, Spatula with cake batter on it
Blanket, Heavy knapsack, Life savers, Binder full of paper
The Egg Carton and Shaving Cream Solution
Duffel bag, Paper bag, Several egg cartons, Duct tape, Sandwich (wrapped up)

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