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$50.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

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Read the Play
(minus the ending)
Angst:84 - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays


Read the Play (minus the ending)

Lakeville Heights Senior High, 1984

5F / 5M plus 4 either Female or Male

Approximate Playing Time: 90 Minutes

 “Hi.  Welcome to Lakeville Heights Senior High.  This place sucks.” So expresses the sentiments of disaffected Goth Shannon as she introduces this malevolently comic exposé of conformity.  Angst:84 explores the cliques, customs and comeuppances of teenagers thrown together by the randomness of fate and locker assignments in the Reagan-era mid-1980’s. What happens when new cheerleader Winnie pursues a socially-forbidden romance with third-string football player, Julian beneath the constant gaze of the dictatorial Principle Duce? Or when self-assured openly gay Traverse, an exchange student from Canada, challenges the sexual repression of self-righteous, by-the-rules, Fred?  Your actors and audiences will relish the misalliances in this mock-Orwellian look at high school where the social elite erase the untouchables, hipsters betray heads and young conservatives reveal hidden friendships and concealed relationships. The Cleveland Plain Dealer called the debut “Fresh and imaginative” while NYTheatre.com said Angst:84 “succeeds as both entertainment and political allegory.” Thayer's anti-nostalgic mix of dark comedy spiked with poignancy will bring back those oppressive teenage memories as relevant today as in 1984. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $50 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$50.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees