Ooh, am I jealous! Bryan Starchman has created the type of play I've often day-dreamed about writing. His farcical play spoofs (and celebrates) high school drama. This comedy has become one of Eldridge Plays best selling shows. It has been performed by over 80 schools since its release in May 2007 -- that's phenomenal for a brand new school play.
And perhaps the reason for its success is that Just Another High School Play lampoons all of those very serious dramas which students begrudgingly read and/or perform. The show spoofs Shakespeare, Edward Albee, and dozens of other playwrights. It moves fast -- and there's lot of slapstick comedy.
When asked to explain what he wanted to achieve, Bryan responded in an interview, "I wanted to write about my entire experience in high school theatre (both as a student and now as a director) and allow the audience in on all the little backstage jokes about melodramas, the fears and apprehensions all actors have to face."
I haven't seen the play yet, but Just Another High School Play sounds like lots of fun and far from ordinary.