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This Is a Test: A One-Act Play

This Is a Test: A One-Act Play
Your Price: $14.95 CDN
Author: Stephen Gregg
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing Company
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 28
Pub. Date: 1988
ISBN-10: 0871294427
ISBN-13: 9780871294425
Cast Size: 13 to 15 actors, female or male

About the Play:

This is a Test is a one-act comedy by Stephen Gregg. You stayed up all night struggling to prepare for a very important test with no review sheets. On testing day the nightmare begins: you don't know any answers and the teacher is crazy. Especially recommended for school and contest use. 

This is A Test is a comedic nightmare about the pressures of school, tests, college acceptance, competitive classmates and general teenage angst. As the ticking clock reminds you, you have only 60 minutes to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't seem to like you, and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time is passing and the voices in your head keep reminding you that though you may be having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news is that it's an opinion essay. The bad news is that it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better…

A proven contest winner, This Is a Test has been one of the most-produced one-act titles in High School Theatres for more than 25 years.

Cast: 13 to 15 actors, female or male.

What people say:

"This Is a Test is a play that begs to be messed with." Stephen Gregg (any changes are acceptable per the author)

"This play remains a perennial favorite with audiences of all ages! Who can't relate to the idea of a killer test, and we've all had 'that teacher' - the one who seems to dislike you no matter what. The levels of humor and subtle shifts in time and place make this play entertaining and fun to produce." Jennifer Pasko, Solanco High School, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

About the Playwright:

Stephen Gregg grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated from Stanford University. He is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwright's Center of Minneapolis; Actors Theatre of Louisville's Heideman Award for best 10-minute play; the International Thespian Society's Founders' Award for service to youth and theatre; and a residency from the William Inge Center for the Arts.

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