Recommended for High Schools
In the future the issue of poverty is solved through separation and subserviance. A teen causes trouble simply because she wants to better herself.
About 35 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
1 M | 3 W | 1 Any Gender
"When you have a Bobby Sue to tell you what to do, life gets better!"
Sweep Under Rug envisions a future where struggling families are placed in the "Bobby Sue" program. A "Bobby Sue" is a guardian of sorts, someone who warns against missteps and guides its owners along the "appropriate" path in life.
But what happens when people want to think for themselves?
Sweep Under Rug shared top-prize in NYC's TADA! Youth Theatre's Annual One Act Playwriting Contest.
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.
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