A vignette play about communication. Great for classwork.
About 20 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
2 M | 2 W, Expandable to 33
In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, This Phone Will Explode at the Tone can also be performed under the following scenarios.
A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.
No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.
Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.
Productions of This Phone Will Explode at the Tone may be Livestreamed.
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Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.
Each royalty you purchase can be used as a Traditional Live Stage Performance, Virtual Performance, or Livestream Performance. How you choose to use your performance license is up to you! Performances need not all be of the same type so long as the total number of performances given does not exceed the total number of performances ordered.
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The phone. The most beautiful, the most wonderful communication device in all the world. Or is it...
Without the phone there'd be no obscene callers, no chatty Cathys who won't shut up, telemarketers who think the sun rises and sets with carpet cleaning, no awkward silences, no pressure to have an interesting phone message with all the bells and whistles.
And there'd be no Harry.
Poor Harry. Poor sweet desperate Harry, desperately trying to get up the nerve to call a girl and ask her to the dance. Don't hang up on Harry. Don't you dare! Don't do it!
This is a vignette play! What is a Vignette Play?
2 Men, 2 Women, Expandable to 33
You are one of the Rock Stars of the Youth Theatre world in my estimation.
I just performed This Phone Will Explode at the Tone with my kids at District 7 One Act Festival. Your plays are GREAT to work with. The kids love the scripts and we can do lots of different things with them.
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