The Cheshire Smile

by Sara Glancy

About the Play

Dramedy. 8-10 minutes. 1 female, 2 males. Suitable for high school and older. The play contains mature language, though it is possible to soften it as necessary for your production.

Premiered as a staged reading at The Cherry Lane Studio Theater with a subsequent staged reading at Centerstage (Baltimore, MD).

The Cheshire Smile is also available as part of On the Edge: Challenging Short Plays for Teen Actors, a collection that may be produced in any order (and with any plays left out).


In the aftermath of a Halloween party gone horribly wrong, three college students reveal their memories of that mysterious night. In a dark homage to the classic children's story Alice in Wonderland, the audience must determine what is reality and what is fantasy as Cara, Nate, and Jamie tumble down the rabbit hole of memory. For as the party breaks up and the evidence of the event disappears, their memories are all that remain. This play is the smile left behind by the Cheshire Cat as he disappears into thin air.

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