Break A Leg

Play #: 8304
Pages: 76 pgs
Cast: 6 m, 8 w, 1 flexible
Trudy, new to the theatre scene, has just been hired as stage manager for an upcoming play at a small community theatre. The problem is Trudy is inept, clumsy, and more than that, she's a jinx. The cast agrees that Trudy is a modern-day gremlin who is cursing the show and that she must go once and for all. So, why doesn't the director fire her? Because Trudy is the theatre owner's only niece. Realizing that throwing her out isn't an option, they resolve to de-hex her instead in order to make the theatre a safe haven once again. An old book of theatre superstitions is brought in, and the reverse-the-curse shenanigans and laughs begin.
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Productions

PARAMOUNT LIVE 3 Performance(s)
THUNDER BAY, ON 12/8/2016
WALTON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 5/12/2016
HERMON-DEKALB CSD 2 Performance(s)
DEKALB JUNCTION, NY 3/5/2016
CAREY SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CAREY, ID 5/1/2015
NEW HAMPTON COMM SCH DIST 1 Performance(s)
NEW HAMPTON, IA 4/12/2013
WAYNE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
WAYNESBORO, TN 4/11/2013
FREDERICK HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
FREDERICK, MD 1/10/2013
CORNING HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CORNING, AR 3/10/2012
HARRISONVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HARRISONVILLE, MO 3/8/2012
SPRINGVILLE-GRIFFITH INST HIGH 2 Performance(s)
SPRINGVILLE, NY 12/7/2011
LAKE COUNTRY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
FORT WORTH, TX 11/3/2011
BERNIE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BERNIE, MO 5/13/2011
AUGUSTA HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
AUGUSTA, WI 4/22/2011
AUGUSTA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
AUGUSTA, WI 4/22/2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LAS VEGAS, NV 3/3/2011
BIGFORK COMMUNITY PLAYERS 5 Performance(s)
BIGFORK, MT 4/16/2010
CHESTER AREA SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CHESTER, SD 3/26/2010
CHESTER AREA SCHOOL NO. 39-1 2 Performance(s)
CHESTER, SD 3/25/2010
REGINA DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
WILMETTE, IL 2/25/2010
SMS DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
BELLEVILLE, MI 12/10/2009
CRYSTAL CITY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CRYSTAL CITY, MO 11/6/2009
COLUMBIA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BROOKLYN, MI 3/13/2009
WEBSTER CITY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
WEBSTER CITY, IA 3/6/2009
VILLAGE OF ORLAND PARK REC DEP 3 Performance(s)
ORLAND PARK , IL 6/20/2008
EISENHOWER JR. HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 1/10/2008
NORTH SHELBY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SHELBYVILLE, MO 3/30/2007
YORKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
YORKVILLE, IL 3/9/2007
BOLIVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BOLIVAR , MO 12/1/2006
WARREN G HARDING HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
WARREN, OH 11/10/2006
MURTAUGH HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MURTAUGH, ID 5/13/2006
HERSHEL JONES MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DALLAS, GA 4/28/2006

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT EDDIE MCPHERSON TALKS ABOUT

"BREAK A LEG"

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: There are endless possibilities for misunderstandings and doubletalk in a backstage comedy. I wanted to write something in which the bottom line was for the cast and audience.

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

A: I like the scene where Dixie and Elizabeth are introduced. The play on words was fun to write. I also like the de-hexing scene in Act II.

Q: WHERE DO THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?

A: After teaching drama and directing shows as many years as I have, I have known all these characters at one point or another. But they weren't patterned after anyone specific. (Safe answer, right?)

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

A: An entertaining evening of theatre. I know that's a boring answer but it's true.

Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT IT?

A: Have fun with this show. It should move fast with lots of energy.