Drama/ 1-4 males, 2-8 females (3-9 performers possible)/ One Act
Synopsis: In the style of La Ronde, a group of high school students meet at a local coffee house to gossip, confess and confront each other about everything from relationships to addictions and longings to suicide. Included among those who come and go are Karly, who needs to do anything it takes to get her father’s approval and the high grades he expects; Josh, the tennis player who is desperate to seek out a new identity; Joseph, whose reliance on pills is pulling him away from the people who care about him the most; and Mandy, the school outcast, who has had enough of the taunting from her classmates and intends to do something about it.
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About the Playwright: Tom Smith’s published plays include The Wild and Wacky Rhyming Stories of Miss Henrietta Humpledowning, ESL, What Comes Around, A Christmas Caroland Johnny and Sally Ann… (YouthPLAYS); Marguerita’s Secret Diary (Baker’s Plays);Gray (Original Works Online); and The Pathmaker, Comedy of Errors (editor), Much Ado About Nothing (editor), Two Gentlemen of Verona (editor), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (editor) for Encore Performance Publishing as well as Dangerous, The Odyssey and Drinking Habits, published by Playscripts. His other plays have received productions both nationally and internationally. Tom is the recipient of the Robert J. Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting, the ATHE Playworks Award, the Orlin R. Corey Outstanding Regional Playwright Award, the Richard Odlin Award, a Seattle Footlights Award, and has been a selected participant in numerous playwriting festivals across the country. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. Feel free to check out his website at www.tomsmithplaywright.com.
What Comes Around… was first professionally produced by Crooked Mirror Theatre Company (Seattle, WA).