Me2 • short TYA

by Joanna H. Kraus

Two girls, raised in opposite parts of the country, accidentally meet in an upscale California mall. Madison and Emily, both eighth graders, realize that not only do they look exactly alike and have the same birthday, but they have too many similarities for it to be pure coincidence. Drew, Madison’s friend, insists that they must be twins. Overriding Madison’s father’s objections, they pursue an answer and are thrilled to discover that, yes, they are identical twins, who were separated at birth. They vow to be friends forever and plan to visit over spring break. But there is one significant difference between them. Emily is in an Honors Math class and Madison is barely getting by. Madison’s crucial city-wide high school placement test is imminent, and she’s desperate. Madison pressures Emily to take the math section in her place arguing, “No one can tell us apart.” Emily calls it cheating. Madison calls her “Selfish,” and Emily storms out. When Drew sees Emily crying he confronts Madison and is shocked by the situation. “Could you live with that lie?” he asks Madison. “Do you want to lose your twin, your one and only sister?” Ashamed, Madison apologizes to her twin, followed by a hint of reconciliation. An ideal play for High School competitions and festivals. It could also play convincingly and easily for an online presentation.

A Teacher’s Guide is included with the rental of the Production Script.


Play Details

  • 3F 2M

    • EMILY WILSON –– An eighth grader. A serious student. Honest
      DREW (ANDREW) LEE
      –– An eighth grader. A math whiz. Likes to help people
      MADISON SUMMERFIELD
      –– An eighth grader. Full of fun. Manipulative
      AUNT JENNY
      –– Emily’s aunt. A real estate agent. Loving and practical. 40
      ED SUMMERFIELD
      –– Madison’s father. A no-nonsense accountant. 50
  • Contemporary Costumes
  • Simple setting
  • 45 minutes
  • Order #3189

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of the play: Me2 PERUSAL
  • Another way to peruse all of Joanna H. Kraus’ Young Audience plays is to purchase FIVE PLAYS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES, Volume 8 in the Theatre for Young Audiences SERIESHERE for $14.95

PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

    • Production Script (including Teacher’s Guide) in PDF format  — Order #3189a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



    • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3189d : $40




    • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3189e : $35




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Performance License Application: No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Utah Valley University Noorda Theatre Center — April 2017
  • Staged Reading-Developmental Workshop — March 2016

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Me2
a short play

by
Joanna H. Kraus

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Me2 is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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