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Sweep Under Rug

by Lindsay Price

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


 5
1 M | 3 W | 1 Any Gender


Simple Set


 34 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, Sweep Under Rug can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

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"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

 5
1 Man, 3 Women, 1 Any Gender

Counsellor Kelly [W]
36 lines
Early twenties. Government worker, counsellor for blocks 7A to E. Believes in the program 110%. Has been on the job six months.
Conrad [M]
97 lines
Eighteen. Miranda‘s boyfriend. He hasn‘t seen her in a year. Revolutionary.
Miranda [W]
95 lines
Seventeen. Elder sister. A secret poet. Very smart, but defeated. Has lost most of her vocabulary.
Ariel [W]
113 lines
Sixteen. Younger sister. Extremely smart. Also believes in the program.
Bobby Sue [A]
95 lines
No age, but looks like a fresh-faced teen from the 50‘s. She is a highly advanced computer. Always happy. Moves mechanically but should never speak like a robot.


Prop List

Party hat, Noisemaker, Another party hat, Clipboard, Large file, Frying pan


Multimedia


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 About 35 minutes

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


 5
1 M | 3 W | 1 Any Gender


Simple Set


 34 pages

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