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Hangman

  • Pete Barry
  • Short Play, Dark Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
  • 5M
  • ISBN: 9780573698644

A budding teenage philosopher-scientist searches for the truth by experimenting on his friend with a hallucinogenic cocktail.

  • Short Play
  • Dark Comedy
  • 10 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
  • Cautions: Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking, Mild Adult Themes, Strong Language

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
A budding teenage philosopher-scientist searches for the truth by experimenting on his friend with a hallucinogenic cocktail.

Published in Accidents Happenwinner of the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play.

Premiere Production: Hangman was originally presented by The Porch Room as part of Five Cornered Thinking at the New York Comedy Club on September 8-16, 2000.
  • Casting: 5M
  • Casting Attributes: Features Teens
  • Casting Notes: All characters are teenagers (about 15), and a teenaged cast may certainly be used; however, due to strong language, traditionally Hangman has been performed by young adults.

  • DRENTH
    YANKUS
    TETWILLIGER
    HARMON
    JONES