I am the All School Play director. (Nonmusical!) Directing is fun, but I HATE choosing the play.
1. I need shows that can cast quite a few students. (Small casts are easier to find.)
2. I need an equal number of girl and guy parts. (Most HS plays are heavy toward girls.)
3. We have no counterweight system (a tragic oversight of administration when they built the new school), and building sets is a pain.
A. If you have a show that changes scenery, everything has to be on wheels.
B. The traditional box set is a nightmare.
4. There are quite a few shows out there that are written for big budgets.
5. In a fairly conservative community, there are quite a few shows that border on inappropriate.
6. I need a show that will bring in large audiences.
Did I mention that we have almost no money?
So, what have I done so far?
*Curtain Going Up
*Father of the Bride
Father of the Bride was probably the best show, but The Outsiders had the largest audience.
Where am I headed this year? No idea. And I have a couple more weeks until a decision needs to be made. Gulp!
I have seen so many play scripts that my head hurts. Stay tuned.