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The Redemption of Gertie Greene

The Redemption of Gertie Greene

by Taryn Temple

New student Gertie Greene is a bully. Gossip spreads like wildfire that she attacks kids in the bathroom, knocks down football players, and gets suspended all the time. Even teachers are afraid of her. Everyone’s talking about it so it must be true. But is she really a terrifying monster?

In The Redemption of Gertie Greene the truth comes out in the most unexpected ways. Is Gertie really what everyone calls her: a freak, strange, stupid, clumsy, and mean? Or can Mrs. Fillmore’s quirky drama students see past the scuttlebutt to discover the real person behind the rumors? As they separate fact from fiction, Gertie and her fellow drama students bring to light the transforming power of kindness, and the importance of standing up for people who can’t defend themselves.


Average Producer Rating:

About 50 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
16 Characters
5 M | 11 F, Doubling Possible
Simple set
37 pages
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Praise for The Redemption of Gertie Greene

Tyler Curtis
Marshall Springs School
Easy script for young cast to get into. Potent moments translated well on stage. Strong audience reactions. Really good middle school script.
Kellyn Button
Osage Trail Middle School
We enjoyed directing this show. It was nice having most of the blocking built right into the script. We received rave reviews from our audiences. Many teachers and administrators said it was one of the best shows they've seen the students do in years.
Alicia Zorkovic
Actually Acting Youth Theatre
We absolutely loved this script, perfect for our age group of 10-14 year olds. The inclusiveness made it ideal for our young actors, the morals were inspiring and the comedy moments worked a treat. Our entire cast loved working together and bringing it to life. And we loved the fact that drama class was the best place to feel safe :)

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