Compete and Win with These One-Act Plays
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
To be a star, you have to do whatever it takes.
By Julian Felice
Cast: 3 m, 5 w, 5 flexible, ensemble, doubling possible
PopStar takes place during the final stages of a television talent competition. The show’s immoral and unscrupulous presenter and executive producer Jools wants a particular contestant to win, and he goes to great lengths to influence the public into thinking his way. However, things do not go according to plan. With the pressure mounting under the harshest of spotlights, an unexpected twist shows that, in the cutthroat television business, few can be trusted. The play explores how the media can manipulate public opinion, an important theme in today’s unpredictable world. The show can be staged in a dynamic fashion, with a cameraman streaming the ‘live’ moments onto a large television screen, allowing the audience to also see what the 'viewers at home’ would be seeing. The signs instructing the audience how to react lead to moments of audience interaction that makes them all feel part of the event. Read more.
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