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They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

by Dara Murphy

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?

Comedy

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Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 25 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
11 Characters
11 Any Gender
Simple set
30 pages
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Praise for They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

Jennifer Walker
St. Boniface Diocesan High School
Very easy to blend characters or divide characters if you suddenly have more or less students than intended.
Amanda Dierking
Minneola Charter School
This show was great for building character and ensemble work. The writing is witty and also sends an important message that it's ok to be different.
Kirstin Lynch-Walsh
GCIT
Love when a play can seem so simple and yet pack such an important message.

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