The Little Theatre

Play

New Work
Writers: Con Chapman

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2002
Genres
Drama
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
The present, American High School
Cast Size
small
Ideal for
High School, Middle School
Casting Notes

Includes early teen, late teen, adult characters

Synopsis

The Little Theatre follows four students and their coach as they prepare for a speech and debate tournament. Three of the students are genuinely interested in the activity, but a fourth—Chris—is a former jock—is only involved because his mother wants him to overcome his stutter, and believes public speaking will help him to do so. Unable to join in the athletics that used to bring him glory, he's reluctantly joined this group, a group which he views with some condescension. When Chris is teamed with Cathy in a dramatic interpretation, she urges him to confront his alienation and negative attitudes. It becomes a start for dealing with others and even himself.

Lead Characters