Chemo Girl and Other Plays

Recommended for High Schools

Waiting Room

by Christian Kiley

A group of teenage cancer patients wait to hear about their progress. A bond is created as they discover their similarities and eccentricities.

 About 25 minutes

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


 12
4 M | 7 W | 1 Any Gender, Doubling Possible


Simple Set

Drama Character Study Issue-Based
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A group of teenagers who all have various types of cancer are waiting to be called into the doctor’s office to receive updates on their progress. At first everyone wants to be by themselves, to stay in their personal bubbles. But as they discover their similarities and appreciate each other for their quirky eccentricities, a bond is created. Their common desire to find out who the mysterious Mr. Fitzpatrick is, after he is called time and time again to go into the office with no response, allows them to express their own feelings about their illnesses.

This play is part of Chemo Girl and Other Plays, a collection of 4 plays
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