Jerome Mcdonough

The late Jerome McDonough always loved theatre. He started as a ten-year-old playing Joe Crowell in his father's production of "Our Town" at Amarillo College in 1957, and "the whole problem started right there." McDonough began writing as soon as his life was touched by the work of the master, Thornton Wilder. McDonough plays began appearing in print in the early 1970s but did not really catch fire until nearly a decade later. By 1986, a McDonough script was named the most popular in the American Educational Theatre. Over the next several years, as many as four of his shows were listed among the top ten on the same list. His over forty published pieces have seen productions in all fifty states, every Canadian province, and eleven foreign countries. He was called "The Father of Young Adult Drama," and was listed in "Who's Who in the Theatre" and "Contemporary Authors." For 25 years he was a high school drama teacher.
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  GrEEKS - or - Campus Love and Other Disasters

Farce by Jerome Mcdonough

42 pages

6 m, 7 w, 1 to 3 flexible

This play explores all kinds of love. Too bad it isn't exactly a love story. OK, it's a kind of a love story. But it's more a story of good intentions falling flat time after time. There are these nice girls, the Alpha Omegas, who each have a boyfriend almost exactly as loony as they are. And there are these bad girls who want to shut down the Alpha sorority. And there's a dean who used to be an Alpha Omega and still pines for her college sweetheart. And the nice girls win and the dean finds her guy and the bad girls almost get killed by flying roof shingles....