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Horror High or, It Came From the Student Lounge

Horror High or, It Came From the Student Lounge
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Tim Kelly
Publisher: Samuel French (cover may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 72
Pub. Date: 1982
Edition: Acting
ISBN-10: 0874408237
ISBN-13: 9780874408232

About the Play:

Horror High or, It Came From the Student Lounge is a full-length comedy by Tim Kelly. This delightful, easy to produce play is a wild spoof of the enormously popular teen slasher films. As with the films, much of Horror High is improbable, frantic and, in this case, intentionally ludicrous.

Horror High or, It Came From the Student Lounge is a spoof of all the teenage horror flicks ever made, from Halloween to Nightmare on Elm Street. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the student lounge, you discover Marcus has come home! Years before, on Prom Night, he lost the election for student body president and burned down the gymnasium, and since then, he has spent his days in a nearby asylum plotting revenge. The roles are great fun to play; everything from Elmo the clod who gives campus security a bad name to Carrie Bisquitbarrel who gives school cafeterias something even worse. Plus, there's the "killer" lawnmower that stalks the campus, and ski-masked maniacs who drop in with chainsaws. It's up to Audrey, the brightest girl in the school, to come up with a method to catch Marcus!

Horror High or, It Came From the Student Lounge is a movie send-up with a comic grabber for a young cast. It remains a popular choice for school and community theatre productions.

Cast: 12 female, 8 male

About the Playwright:

Tim Kelly (1931-1998) is often regarded as the most-published playwright in America, with over 300 titles to his credit under both his real name and at least four pseudonyms (Vera Morris, J. Moriarty, Robert Swift, Keith Jackson). Many of his plays, like Les Miserables, M*A*S*H and The Uninvited, are adaptations of novels, films. or television series, although he also wrote a host of parodies a well as original scripts and musical libretti. While his plays have been performed off-Broadway and by such companies as the Royal Court Rep, the Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) and Seattle Rep, he is best known for writing for university, community and school theatre.