The Redemption of Gertie Greene by Taryn Temple - Theatrefolk

The Redemption of Gertie Greene

Recommended for Middle Schools

The Redemption of Gertie Greene

by Taryn Temple

Is Gertie really what everyone calls her: a freak, strange, stupid, clumsy, and mean?

 About 50 minutes

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


 16
5M | 11W, Doubling Possible


Simple set


 37 pages

Dramedy

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Includes cutting notes for a 30-minute running time.

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.

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16 Characters
5M, 11W, Doubling Possible

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 - with the exception of NICOLE and PETE - and modify pronouns accordingly.

GERTIE GREENE [W] 18 lines
The new kid in school, rumored to be a terrible bully. One Monologue
MRS. FILLMORE [W] 75 lines
The drama teacher, kind, good-humored, and energetic. One Monologue
CURT [M] 11 lines
Loves drama class but wishes he was good at sports to please his dad.
NICOLE [W] 27 lines
Quiet and shy, drama class is her chance to finally come out of her shell. Four Monologues.
ALEX [W] 12 lines
Struggles in school, drama class is her only escape. One Monologue
RACHEL [W] 28 lines
Outgoing, spirited, the kind of person you’d want to have as a friend.
SHANNON [W] 15 lines
The queen of sarcasm.
JESSIE [W] 21 lines
Often caught up in gossip.
JACOB [M] 19 lines
Energetic and enthusiastic.
C.J. [M] 22 lines
An over-the-top dude who doesn’t always pay attention in class.
JEFF [M] 14 lines. lines
A theater enthusiast, tries to keep the other guys on track.
ANNA [W] 21 lines
Nerdy, over–eager, always has her hand in the air, oblivious to social dynamics.
BRYAN [M] 12 lines
The class joker, has a pun for everything.
CASEY [M] 21 lines
Fun and reliable friend.
BETH [W] 21 lines
Drama class student who is game to try anything.
REBECCA [W] 18 lines
The fashionista of the group.

Additional Characters
FOOTBALL JOCKS 1–4 [M] 2, 3, 3, 2 lines
MRS. HINCKLEBRICK [W] 15 lines
The cruel history teacher; One Monologue
MRS. CRANBERRY [W] 1 line
The bubbly school counselor; One Monologue
PETE MACKLESON [M] 6 lines
The popular guy with a dark side
GOSSIPERS 1–7
PIGS 1–3
Must be double-cast from actors who play students in drama class

Prop List

Strange hat, Titles drawn from the hat, Desk, Scripts, Pens, Costume rack, Fake bacon and other pork products

Production Photos

Multimedia

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