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The Bully

Lenny is the smartest kid at Wilson Middle School and is constantly picked on by Steve, the school bully, in gym class, on the bus, at lunch... well, you get the idea!

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 50 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, High School/Secondary
Lenny is the smartest kid at Wilson Middle School and is constantly picked on by Steve, the school bully, in gym class, on the bus, at lunch... well, you get the idea!

One day a bus mix-up leaves the two boys stranded at the wrong school, where they both get picked on for being the new kids by the sweet and surprisingly terrifying Meg. Lenny and Steve learn what life is really like for the other and decide to work together and make a plan to get back to their own school.

Before they can escape, Meg catches them. The boys stand up to her, and Meg realizes that she doesn't have any real friends at her school, just kids who are scared of her. So, she helps them get back to Wilson Middle School.

Back in gym, Lenny faces the rope climb, and the kids tease him as usual. But Steve bravely stands up and encourages him on, even though the other kids begin making fun of him, too. "When you're not very big, and you're not very tall, friends come in handy after all".

REVIEWS:

"The Bully, like the best kind of teacher, nudges children toward the truth and then lets them discover it on their own."

 The New York Times

"Humorously and thoughtfully tackles the bullying epidemic... A show too wonderful to ignore."

NYMetroParents

"Speaks to kids on their own terms about a subject that really truly matters."

Time Out New York

  • Casting: 2M, 1F, 3M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Flexible casting, Room for Extras
  • Casting Notes: Extras as desired, or the entire cast can be gender flexible.