This funny and poignant play takes place in the mind, memory and imagination of Stuart, a 17-year-old high-school senior who has recently attempted to "off" himself.
Pizza With Shrimp on Top Script
This funny and poignant play takes place in the mind, memory and imagination of Stuart, a 17-year-old high-school senior who has recently attempted to eoffe himself by taking too many vitamins and chugging down a bottle of cough medicine. The audience enters a world of limbo through Stuartes altered state: a land where people who attempt suicide have to go before their time to ereallye die arrives. The rules here are that you canet eat, sleep, cry, love or be loved, but all of these yearnings seem to intensify during your stay in this eworld.e In addition, all wounds associated with the suicidal act never heal. Stuart is greeted by Daniel, B.J. and Muggy, who take great joy in being the welcoming committee. But what really gets Stuart thinking is when he runs into Lisa, an old crush and former prom queen at his school who committed suicide shortly before his attempt. Through their humorous and honest interactions, we begin to understand and realize a better appreciation for life. When Stuartes little sister comes to visit him at the hospital, Stuart discovers that the time has come for him to decide whether he wants to live or die. Pizza With Shrimp on Top is about many things besides the obvious message of, eHey, donet kill yourself.e It stresses the importance of not taking yourself too seriously and emphasizes the value of communication, appreciating loved ones, and a teenageres belief in himself or herself during this difficult developmental period in life. Pizza has been seen by several thousand teenagers, parents, and other community members who have been deeply affected by this powerful piece of theater. Minimal set. Approximate running time: 50 minutes.