They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras by Dara Murphy - Theatrefolk

They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

by Dara Murphy

Nothing stands in the way of the green grass. Until they wake up one morning to see a yellow dandelion in their midst.

 About 25 minutes

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


 11
11 Any Gender


Simple set


 30 pages

Comedy

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The field believes in uniformity. Lovely rows of blades all the same height. Lovely rows of blades exhibiting standard behaviour of green grassness.

Nothing stands in the way of their orderly life. Until they wake up one morning to see a yellow dandelion in their midst. Sunny (that’s the dandelion) is bright and warm and just wants to be friends. The field wants nothing to do with her nonstandard, non-green ways.

A dandelion will turn their orderly way of life upside-down. A dandelion must be destroyed. Isn’t that what you do when something is different?

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11 Characters
11 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.

SUNNY [A] 117 lines
A dandelion
BROWN [A] 40 lines
The oldest
GRASS ONE [A] 24 lines
Knowing
GRASS TWO [A] 31 lines
Simple
GRASS THREE [A] 74 lines
Sunny’s neighbour
GRASS FOUR [A] 32 lines
Follower
GRASS FIVE [A] 44 lines
Negative
GRASS SIX [A] 41 lines
Motherly
GRASS SEVEN [A] 33 lines
Ideas
GRASS EIGHT [A] 54 lines
Grumpy
GRASS NINE [A] 27 lines
Clueless

Multimedia

The Green Grass Grows All Around (p. 8)

MP3 Sheet Music

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