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When Bad Things Happen to Good Actors

Written by Jason Pizzarello and Ian McWethy
Length: 25-30 minutes
Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 3M, 10 any)
Genre: Comedy
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 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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Product specification details
Genre Comedy
Length Type One-Act
Theme Absurd, Backstage
Author Display Written by Jason Pizzarello and Ian McWethy
Cast Size 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 3M, 10 any)
Approx. Running Time 25-30 minutes
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* Minimum Royalty: $60.00 / performance

Script PDF: $10.00

Acting Edition Book: $10.99

Stage Manager Edition: $24.99

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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 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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  • Kathy, Angola Middle School

    A triumph

    Great script for middle school actors. Even the students who were reluctant to participate got into a character and two special education students absolutely shone. The casting was elastic enough to include a large group, but parts could have been doubled if your cast was smaller.

  • HS Theatre Teacher, Carievale Saskatchwan Canada

    Huge Success!

    The play was a huge success!! It was as if the play was written for “my” actors! The casting was perfect and my students and I had so much fun!

  • High School Theatre Teacher, Chester, VA

    No Small Parts!

    I love how much of an ensemble show it is-every cast member has moments to really shine.

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