This Phone Will Explode at the Tone by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

This Phone Will Explode at the Tone

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

This Phone Will Explode at the Tone

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play about communication. Great for classwork.

 About 20 minutes

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


 4
2 M | 2 W, Expandable to 33


Simple Set


 20 pages

Comedy Student Directors Vignettes

Invited to Play Marathon, International Thespians Festival.

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?

Awards and Accolades

  • Invited to Play Marathon, Lincoln, NE
4 Characters
2 M, 2 W, Expandable to 33

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.

MAN ONE [M] 61 lines
MAN TWO: 52 [M] 52 lines
WOMAN ONE: 51 [W] 51 lines
WOMAN TWO: 76 [W] 76 lines

Prop List

Two phones

Multimedia

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Customer Comments

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.

Julia Perlowski
English / Drama
Pompano Beach High School

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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.

There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.

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