Best Show Never Seen

Play #: 2146
Pages: 28 pgs
Cast: 3 m, 7 w
Summer St. Silver, an ultra-avant-garde director, is asked by Ms. Francis, the overly positive counselor of the middle school, to bring its students together by putting on a play for the state competition. Summer accepts, not knowing the trials and tribulations she will endure. It’s an ultimate clash of personalities from the hilarious auditions, the disastrous rehearsal process, to the cast’s big blowup. Each character offers his or her unabashed thoughts and ridiculously critical opinions in the form of “confessionals” to the audience. When Summer decides to quit the show, the cast pulls together one last time to convince her to stay on and help them win the competition. Even the writer, who had quit over “artistic differences,” returns. In the end, they do perform their play at the festival, only to find out that they performed in the wrong – and empty! – theatre, thus making it the best show never seen! Running time: approximately 45 minutes.
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Productions

OSAGE COUNTY SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CHAMOIS, MO 12/14/2018
SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CYPRESS, TX 5/24/2018
WKMS 1 Performance(s)
WEST COLUMBIA, SC 1/22/2015
SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CYPRESS, TX 12/10/2014
SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CYPRESS, TX 12/10/2014
LYNHURST 7TH AND 8TH GRADE CE 1 Performance(s)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 11/20/2014
PRAIRIE STAR MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LEAWOOD, KS 10/10/2013
HILBERT MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
REDFORD, MI 4/25/2013
NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
NICEVILLE, FL 4/25/2013
CENTRAL RECEIVING - CCISD 2 Performance(s)
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 4/15/2013
BOERNE MIDDLE SCHOOL NORTH 3 Performance(s)
BOERNE, TX 4/12/2012
ARNOLD PUBLIC SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ARNOLD, NE 11/29/2011
LAKE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ST JOHN, IN 5/20/2011
SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CYPRESS, TX 4/14/2011
JONES MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
FLORENCE, KY 4/1/2011
MINDEN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MINDEN, NE 11/16/2010
STARKWEATHER SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
STARKWEATHER, ND 11/4/2010
TORRANCE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TORRANCE, CA 5/26/2010
GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN JH 2 Performance(s)
NORCROSS, GA 3/19/2010
MEMORIAL JR HIGH DRAMA CLUB 1 Performance(s)
LANSING, IL 1/15/2010
BADIN HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
HAMILTON, OH 11/19/2009
MOUNTAIN BROOK JUNIOR HIGH 2 Performance(s)
BIRMINGHAM, AL 10/27/2009
DUNDAS COUNTY PLAYERS 3 Performance(s)
WINCHESTER, ON 8/21/2009
CITY OF TUKWILA - P R 2 Performance(s)
TUKWILA , WA 7/17/2009
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
NEWNAN, GA 5/15/2009
WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WINDSOR, IL 5/1/2009
INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 4/15/2009
SARTARTIA MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
HOUSTON, TX 2/21/2009
HANOVER HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HANOVER, PA 2/7/2009
FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
FLORENCE, WI 2/19/2008

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT ALAN HECKNER TALKS ABOUT

“THE BEST SHOW NEVER SEEN”

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: I wanted to do a play that hadn't been done before to my theatre students and one that was specifically catered to their mentalities and talents. What better subject to write about than theatre? And what better way to enjoy theatre than by poking fun at ourselves and all of our eccentric, melodramatic characteristics.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: All of them.

Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?

A: All of the characters came from all of the people I know, have known, and have learned from in my life.

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A: I wanted for people, in theatre or otherwise, to be able to see parts of themselves on stage, and learn to laugh at themselves.

Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?

A: Sure, numbers. :)