Shreds and Patches is an imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet like no other! An excellent easy-to-stage competition piece that fuses Shakespearean speech with modern dialogue - a super fun way to bring Shakespeare into the classroom!

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Stressed

Stressed

by Alan Haehnel

For Alex, it's school. For Josh, it's his girlfriend. For Carmen, it's dealing with her coach. And Mindy's frustrated with her parents. Stress is driving this quartet crazy - so much so they can't stop talking about it.

This play is a symphony of sound and character.

A challenging but incredibly fun piece.

Dramedy Character Study Choral Work Experimental Form Issue-Based Monologues Student Directors

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About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
4 Characters
1 M | 2 W | 1 Any Gender
Simple Set
22 pages
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Praise for Stressed

Stacy Allan
Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School
We loved working on this show! The characters are very relatable and the "symphony" dialogue is so fun to work through.
Ann Hileman
Maconaquah High School
Characters that high school student definitely can identify with! Opportunities for comedic delivery.

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