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"Parents Just Don't Understand"

By March 14, 2012

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A few years ago, Bryan Starchman wrote one of the most perfect comedies for a drama class: Just Another High School Play. Since its publication, it has been performed at hundreds of schools and community theaters. (Read my blog post to learn why this play is so funny.)

Starchman might have another scholastic hit on his hand with Parents Just Don't Understand. Let his previous plays, this one can be performed with a very limited set, and can use from five to thirty actors, thus making the play easy to produce and very flexible -- just what a drama teacher is looking for! Here's a blurb about this ensemble piece: "a lighthearted look at a "greatest hit list" of classic family moments. Remember when Dad tried to teach you to drive? Or Mom decided that she would help pick out your wardrobe? How about those family vacations when you were stuck in the backseat for hours on end with your annoying sibling, headed for a camping trip in the middle of nowhere ... and then your precious iPod suddenly died."

Parents Just Don't Understand is published by Eldridge Plays. One of the great things about this company is that you can read the first seven pages via their PDF Freeview.


March 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm
(1) marylyn says:

couldn’t find a place to comment on wades review of death of a salesman. did read about wade. seems odd that a such an educated man would so little understand this wonderful play. I reacted similarly when I was 17. then saw and reread it in my late 20′s and was profoundly moved by it. wades writing all seems to focus on the lives of teenagers. perhaps he’s still there. many highly educated folks are sadly immature. too bad.

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