How To Overthrow Your Student Government In Seven Easy Steps Ian McWethy

(22)
Productions (55)
Comedy
|
25 - 35 minutes
2 W, 2 M, 6 Any (6-40 actors possible: 0-40 W, 0-40 M)
Set: Minimal

Jen may have lost her election for student council president, but with a little help from Julius Caesar, she can always overthrow the school government instead. Any time an ambitious, angry potential despot utters the phrase "democracy sucks," Caesar appears to lead them down the path to ultimate power. But as her coup escalates from choosing an appropriately glorious title and signature look to naming scapegoats and seizing the media, Jen must ask herself just how far she's willing to go. A wickedly smart comedy that explores how autocrats, past and present, consolidate power and exploit our fears.

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Play Details

Jen may have lost her election for student council president, but with a little help from Julius Caesar, she can always overthrow the school government instead. Any time an ambitious, angry potential despot utters the phrase "democracy sucks," Caesar appears to lead them down the path to ultimate power. But as her coup escalates from choosing an appropriately glorious title and signature look to naming scapegoats and seizing the media, Jen must ask herself just how far she's willing to go. A wickedly smart comedy that explores how autocrats, past and present, consolidate power and exploit our fears.

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 2 W, 2 M, 6 Any (6-40 actors possible: 0-40 W, 0-40 M)
  • Set: Minimal
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-733-3

Production History

NOV 14, 2023 - NOV 15, 2023
Volcano Vista High School
Albuquerque, NM United States
Volcano Vista High School Albuquerque, NM United States
NOV 14, 2023 - NOV 14, 2023
Roosevelt High School
Seattle, WA United States
Roosevelt High School Seattle, WA United States
SEP 25, 2023 - SEP 25, 2023
Elkhorn Area High School
Elkhorn, WI United States
Elkhorn Area High School Elkhorn, WI United States
MAY 19, 2023 - MAY 19, 2023
Sequoia High School
Redwood City, CA United States
Sequoia High School Redwood City, CA United States
MAY 18, 2023 - MAY 18, 2023
Newington High School
Newington, CT United States
Newington High School Newington, CT United States
MAY 16, 2023 - MAY 16, 2023
Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans
SAINT ALBANS, VT United States
Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans SAINT ALBANS, VT United States
APR 22, 2023 - APR 22, 2023
USD 432
Victoria, KS United States
USD 432 Victoria, KS United States
APR 19, 2023 - APR 20, 2023
Central York High School Black Box Theater
York, PA United States
Central York High School Black Box Theater York, PA United States
MAR 22, 2023 - MAR 22, 2023
Rock Ridge High School Performing Arts
Ashburn, VA United States
Rock Ridge High School Performing Arts Ashburn, VA United States
JAN 21, 2023 - JAN 21, 2023
Mason City High School
Mason City, IA United States
Mason City High School Mason City, IA United States
DEC 07, 2022 - DEC 09, 2022
Anderson Collegiate and Vocational Institute
Whitby, ON Canada
Anderson Collegiate and Vocational Institute Whitby, ON Canada
NOV 21, 2022 - NOV 21, 2022
MCCPS
Marblehead, MA United States
MCCPS Marblehead, MA United States
NOV 18, 2022 - NOV 18, 2022
Selkirk School District
Metaline Falls, WA United States
Selkirk School District Metaline Falls, WA United States
NOV 11, 2022 - NOV 12, 2022
WPI's Masque Theatre
Worcester, MA United States
WPI's Masque Theatre Worcester, MA United States
NOV 09, 2022 - DEC 02, 2022
DeLand High School
DeLand, FL United States
DeLand High School DeLand, FL United States
MAY 18, 2022 - MAY 18, 2022
Fayetteville High School Theatre Department
Fayetteville, AR United States
Fayetteville High School Theatre Department Fayetteville, AR United States
MAY 13, 2022 - MAY 13, 2022
Cardigan Mountain School
Canaan, NH United States
Cardigan Mountain School Canaan, NH United States
MAY 06, 2022 - MAY 08, 2022
River Bend MS, Loudoun County Public Schools
Sterling, VA United States
River Bend MS, Loudoun County Public Schools Sterling, VA United States
MAY 06, 2022 - MAY 06, 2022
Capital Baptist Homeschool Co-op
Annandale, VA United States
Capital Baptist Homeschool Co-op Annandale, VA United States
MAY 05, 2022 - MAY 05, 2022
Hammond Academy of Science and Technology Theatre
Hammond, IN United States
Hammond Academy of Science and Technology Theatre Hammond, IN United States
APR 15, 2022 - APR 30, 2022
Gateway High School
San Francisco, CA United States
Gateway High School San Francisco, CA United States
MAR 03, 2022 - MAR 04, 2022
SHHS Theatre Dept
Sherwood, AR United States
SHHS Theatre Dept Sherwood, AR United States
DEC 17, 2021 - DEC 18, 2021
Mabelle B. Avery Drama Club
Somers, CT United States
Mabelle B. Avery Drama Club Somers, CT United States
DEC 15, 2021 - DEC 15, 2021
Greenwood Community High School
Greenwood, IN United States
Greenwood Community High School Greenwood, IN United States
DEC 07, 2021 - DEC 07, 2021
Imagination Stage
Bethesda, MD United States
Imagination Stage Bethesda, MD United States
NOV 03, 2021 - NOV 04, 2021
Mauldin High School
Mauldin, SC United States
Mauldin High School Mauldin, SC United States
OCT 23, 2021 - OCT 23, 2021
Salina High School South
Salina, KS United States
Salina High School South Salina, KS United States
MAY 24, 2021 - MAY 25, 2021
Ririe High School
Ririe, ID United States
Ririe High School Ririe, ID United States
APR 20, 2021 - APR 20, 2021
Evan Hardy Collegiate
Saskatoon, SK Canada
Evan Hardy Collegiate Saskatoon, SK Canada
APR 17, 2021 - APR 17, 2021
Roots' School of Theatre
Fishers, IN United States
Roots' School of Theatre Fishers, IN United States
FEB 12, 2021 - FEB 13, 2021
Gig Harbor High School
Gig Harbor, WA United States
Gig Harbor High School Gig Harbor, WA United States
FEB 05, 2021 - FEB 06, 2021
Hall High Theatre
West Hartford, CT United States
Hall High Theatre West Hartford, CT United States
JAN 29, 2021 - JAN 30, 2021
Richmond Hill High School
Richmond Hill, ON Canada
Richmond Hill High School Richmond Hill, ON Canada
JAN 21, 2021 - JAN 21, 2021
Twin Valley High School
Elverson, PA United States
Twin Valley High School Elverson, PA United States
DEC 15, 2020 - DEC 15, 2020
Appling County High School
Baxley, GA United States
Appling County High School Baxley, GA United States
DEC 11, 2020 - DEC 11, 2020
Jackson County Central High School
Jackson, MN United States
Jackson County Central High School Jackson, MN United States
NOV 13, 2020 - NOV 13, 2020
Logan View Public Schools
Hooper, NE United States
Logan View Public Schools Hooper, NE United States
OCT 24, 2020 - OCT 24, 2020
Boone High School
Orlando, FL United States
Boone High School Orlando, FL United States
OCT 21, 2020 - OCT 23, 2020
Holy Spirit Prep
Atlanta, GA United States
Holy Spirit Prep Atlanta, GA United States
MAY 21, 2020 - MAY 22, 2020
El Cerrito High School
El Cerrito, CA United States
El Cerrito High School El Cerrito, CA United States
MAY 15, 2020 - MAY 15, 2020
Clay High School
Oregon, OH United States
Clay High School Oregon, OH United States
MAY 14, 2020 - MAY 14, 2020
Wheatmore High School
Trinity, NC United States
Wheatmore High School Trinity, NC United States
MAY 07, 2020 - MAY 08, 2020
Great Neck South High School
Great Neck, NY United States
Great Neck South High School Great Neck, NY United States
MAY 01, 2020 - MAY 01, 2020
Hiawatha Public Schools
Wichita, KS United States
Hiawatha Public Schools Wichita, KS United States
MAY 01, 2020 - MAY 31, 2020
Farmington Junior High School
Farmington High School, AR United States
Farmington Junior High School Farmington High School, AR United States
APR 30, 2020 - MAY 02, 2020
Frank Maddock High School
Drayton Valley, AB Canada
Frank Maddock High School Drayton Valley, AB Canada
APR 24, 2020 - APR 24, 2020
LDHS Theater
Hummelstown, PA United States
LDHS Theater Hummelstown, PA United States
APR 16, 2020 - APR 18, 2020
Greenbush-Middle River School
Greenbush, MN United States
Greenbush-Middle River School Greenbush, MN United States
MAR 26, 2020 - MAR 26, 2020
A.P. Giannini Middle School
San Francisco, CA United States
A.P. Giannini Middle School San Francisco, CA United States
FEB 06, 2020 - FEB 07, 2020
Northside Middle School
Columbus, IN United States
Northside Middle School Columbus, IN United States
JAN 31, 2020 - JAN 31, 2020
Persalvic Drama Club
Newfoundland, AL Canada
Persalvic Drama Club Newfoundland, AL Canada
JAN 25, 2020 - JAN 25, 2020
Sacred Heart School
East Grand Forks, MN United States
Sacred Heart School East Grand Forks, MN United States
DEC 02, 2019 - DEC 02, 2019
Ware Shoals High School
Ware Shoals, SC United States
Ware Shoals High School Ware Shoals, SC United States
NOV 29, 2019 - NOV 30, 2019
Upper Canada College
Toronto, ON Canada
Upper Canada College Toronto, ON Canada
NOV 20, 2019 - NOV 20, 2019
Idaho Falls High School
Idaho Falls, ID United States
Idaho Falls High School Idaho Falls, ID United States
NOV 14, 2023 - NOV 15, 2023
Volcano Vista High School
Albuquerque, NM United States
Volcano Vista High School Albuquerque, NM United States
NOV 14, 2023 - NOV 14, 2023
Roosevelt High School
Seattle, WA United States
Roosevelt High School Seattle, WA United States
No professional productions.

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