Same Room, Different Story by Claire Broome is truly the ideal high school play. Available in full-length and one-act versions, it’s perfect for a class project or drama club to take on and make it their own.

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
Livestream and Virtual (e.g. Zoom) Options Learn More

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!


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