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The Redemption of Gertie Greene

by Taryn Temple

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

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 About 50 minutes

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


 16
5 M | 11 W, Doubling Possible


Simple set


 37 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, The Redemption of Gertie Greene can also be performed under the following scenarios.

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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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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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Characters

 16
5 Men, 11 Women, Doubling Possible

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


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 About 50 minutes

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


 16
5 M | 11 W, Doubling Possible


Simple set


 37 pages

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