When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Play

New Work
Writers: Jason Pizzarello Ian McWethy

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
A Theatre, Present Day
Cast Size
large
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, High School, Middle School, Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA)
Casting Notes

Includes early teen, late teen, adult characters

Synopsis

A simple one-act production of The Wizard of Oz gets derailed by missed cues, forgotten lines, and a renegade sound board op who refuses to play anything but dinosaur noises. A tin man who can't figure out which scene he is in? Check! Embarrassingly loud and proud parents? Check! When Bad Things Happen to Good Actors is a comedy that proves, when it comes to live theatre, everything that can go wrong, will go wrong, and it will be hilarious.

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