Patti Veconi

Playwright and Theater Educator






8-13 female, 5-11 male, 4 either. Total of 20 roles or fewer with doubling.


75 minutes without intermission
Just as the cast for this year’s play at River Valley High School is announced, a calamity occurs: the lighting rig in the school’s theatre collapses, injuring the director and throwing the school’s show and entire theatre program into jeopardy. It takes a capable and ambitious cast of high school actors to decide to put the show on themselves?if only they could manage their offstage drama with as much skill! With a strong message of empowerment for girls, this play includes coming of age challenges in the spirit of teamwork with both sincerity and levity, while paying homage to Shakespeare’s great play. This 2019 first place winner of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild national competition for youth theatre is a top notch age-appropriate play for teens.