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The Perils of Modern Education

The Perils of Modern Education

by Matthew Webster

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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About 35 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
22 Characters
3 M | 19 Any Gender
Simple set
39 pages
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Praise for The Perils of Modern Education

Rosalynn Aliberti
Lakeshore Catholic High School
A very successful play for us. The students enjoyed performing the play and it got a lot of laughs.
Helena Hill
Platte Valley High School
The setting was simple and easy. Props were minimal because the students already had them naturally in the school setting. Characters were believable and fun.
Heather Butler
Tivy High School
Our audience and students really enjoyed this production, especially at the the end of the year! Standardized was a crowd and actor favorite and was just as predictably hilarious as you would expect!

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