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The Perils of Modern Education

by Matthew Webster

A comedic romp through the stresses and struggles of making it through the school day.

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 About 35 minutes

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


 22
3 M | 19 Any Gender


Simple set


 39 pages

Reviews from Past Producers

The Perils of Modern Education are many! From standardized theatre tests that call for an exact number of steps in a scene, to trying to eat green in the cafeteria, to dealing with caffeine withdrawal, to giving Shakespeare advice on his college application essay. That’s right. Shakespeare. Spoiler alert, Willy is not college material.

A comedic romp through the stresses and struggles of making it through the school day. Gender flexible casting, doubling possibilities, and easy to stage.


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Characters

 22
3 Men, 19 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.

Wendy [A]
8 lines
Bradley [A]
7 lines
Holly [A]
8 lines
Chip [A]
13 lines
Emma [A]
50 lines
Seth [A]
32 lines
Morgan [A]
27 lines
Jess [A]
27 lines
Shakespeare [M]
29 lines
Anne [A]
11 lines
Don [A]
11 lines
Donna [A]
65 lines
Katelyn [A]
57 lines
Mrs. Walakowski [A]
26 lines
Ms. White [A]
62 lines
Jules [M]
32 lines
Tiff [A]
27 lines
Perry [M]
20 lines
Megan [A]
27 lines
Clair [A]
13 lines
Tony [A]
13 lines
Silent Student [A]
1 line
Mostly mime


Prop List

Phone, cardboard tri-fold presentation board, stack of cards, backpack, handbag, cup of coffee, backpacks, manuscripts, paperwork, phones, register, journal, little pad and pen, manila envelope, clipboard, blood, inhaler


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The Perils of Modern Education
by Matthew Webster

 About 35 minutes

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


 22
3 M | 19 Any Gender


Simple set


 39 pages

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