One act of about 20 minutes. Three roles for women (a 30ish woman, and two believably high-school-aged young women) and two for men (a 30ish man and a believably high-school-aged young man). There are virtually no set demands.
It’s opening night at the Henry Clay Frick High School’s production of Grease, and the teacher in charge, Ms. Mackabee, is slowly losing her sanity as she tries to make everything perfect. Her loyal boyfriend, science teacher Mr. Litchen, is doing his best to keep things running smoothly while calming her down. Meanwhile, the student-actors Shelly, Darlene and John are full of questions and concerns of their own. The end result is a honest realization about the limitations - and the sheer, unadulterated wonder - of high school theatre.