The Exceptional Childhood Center

by Dylan Schifrin

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About the Play

Comedy. 25-35 minutes. 2-4 females, 2-3 males (5-6 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older.

Originally produced in the Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival (Los Angeles, CA).

"The Exceptional Childhood Center is a super funny play that cuts to the heart of what it’s like to be a child in today’s world of 'overachievers'. You’ll laugh your head off at this comedy with terrific roles for young people." —Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director, The Blank Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

The Blank Theatre (Los Angeles, CA; photo by Anne McGrath).

Synopsis

When Reggie Watson is accepted into The Exceptional Childhood Center, a highly competitive preschool, he believes he’s set for life—since everyone knows that getting into the right preschool is the gateway to a successful future. But not so fast…Reggie must make it through the one-day trial period first. Desperate to prove he’s a fit, he tries too hard, and of course, disaster strikes. As his future flashes before his eyes. Reggie and his band of quirky classmates deal with the consequences of his mistake, discovering things about themselves and learning a lesson more valuable than the school could ever teach them.

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Synopsis

When Reggie Watson is accepted into The Exceptional Childhood Center, a highly competitive preschool, he believes he’s set for life—since everyone knows that getting into the right preschool is the gateway to a successful future. But not so fast…Reggie must make it through the one-day trial period first. Desperate to prove he’s a fit, he tries too hard, and of course, disaster strikes. As his future flashes before his eyes. Reggie and his band of quirky classmates deal with the consequences of his mistake, discovering things about themselves and learning a lesson more valuable than the school could ever teach them.