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The Untold Yippie Project

The Untold Yippie Project
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Becca Schlossberg
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 75
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 0573706867
ISBN-13: 9780573706868
Cast Size: 8 women or men

About the Play:

The Untold Yippie Project is a full-length dark comedy by Becca Schlossberg. The year was 1970. Tensions were running high globally, but in Disneyland, a group of Yippies took over the Happiest Place on Earth to voice their feelings. The protest forced the park to an early close. Inspired by the real events of the day that Walt would rather forget.

The Untold Yippie Project is an ensemble-based docudrama that explores the impact of friendship, freedom of speech and violence at a pivotal point in US history. In 1970, liberal America seemed at the end of its rope. Out of the flower children and free-loving hippies that has popularized the cultural landscape, a new wave of radicals entered the scene: the Yippies. Avantgarde and arrogant, the Yippies made their anti-war, anti-capitalist sentiments well known with in your face activism. When Terry, a wild but weary leader of the Yippies, gets an idea to organize a protest in Disneyland, he's looking for a lot more than a chance to stick it to the man; he's looking to dig into Clyde, a former Yippie and friend who has betrayed him. Based on true events, The Untold Yippie Project examines this day from all sides: a manager at Disneyland, guests of the park, and the rebels who led the protests, painting a picture of a both a divided and united America.

The Untold Yippie Project premiered in 2017 in an off-off-Broadway production by Sunglasses After Dark Productions at the Access Theater in New York City.

Cast: 8 women or men

What people say:

"It's a story that's supremely ripe for rediscovery ... The Untold Yippie Project is fast-moving, exciting, and truly fascinating." — The Huffington Post

About the Playwright:

Becca Schlossberg is an American playwright and performer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a proud alum of Page 73 Interstate Writer's Group, Drew University (BA), and New School for Drama (MFA Playwriting).