Great Expectations: Eight Short Plays About Teens Under Pressure

by Nicole B. Adkins, Will Coleman, Anne G'Fellers-Mason, Laura King, Wendy-Marie Martin, Marshall N. Opie, Jeri Weiss and Ricky Young-Howze

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About the Play

Performable Collection. 65-75 minutes (flexible). 4-18 females, 4-9 males (8-27 performers possible).

Great Expectations premiered at Overland High School (Aurora, CO). It was conceived and developed through the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University.

Overland High School (Aurora, CO; photo by Dedy Rusli).

Synopsis

Today's teens grow up under pressure. While often it comes from peers, it comes just as frequently from the parents and other adult figures in their lives. The teen characters in Great Expectations navigate these pressures as they sneak in and sleep out, and as they overcome divorce, siblings with long shadows, and loss—but also discover joy in the magic of fairies, dancing and their imaginations.

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Synopsis

Today's teens grow up under pressure. While often it comes from peers, it comes just as frequently from the parents and other adult figures in their lives. The teen characters in Great Expectations navigate these pressures as they sneak in and sleep out, and as they overcome divorce, siblings with long shadows, and loss—but also discover joy in the magic of fairies, dancing and their imaginations.