Jim Adolf

Jim Adolf is the Development Writer and Director of Stewardship at Bowdoin College. His play, "I Cannot Tell a Lie at George Washington School," has been performed at schools and theaters across the country, from Lakeland, Florida to Heartland, Michigan to Wahaiwa, Hawaii. Jim Lives in Brunswick, Maine with his wife, Michele, and daughters Josie and Maggie.  

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  Sally Butts for President New Release

Comedy by Jim Adolf

43 pages

7-10 m, 6-9 w


Mercilessly teased thanks to an awkward last name, Sally Butts plots revenge on her chief tormentors, the popular Jack and Mikayla Slade. Sally and her friends – who have unfortunate last names themselves – launch Sally’s campaign for school president against Jack. To beat him, they’ll have to overcome dirty tricks, cruel graffiti, bad puns, parents who quote poetry, and an excessive amount of glitter. Can a girl named Butts really become president?  Running time: 55 minutes.

  I Cannot Tell a Lie at George Washington School

Comedy by Jim Adolf

50 pages

5-9 m, 7-8 w, 9-12 flex, extras and doubling possible


There’s something in the water at George Washington School. Literally. A truck carrying sodium pentothal – a chemical also known as “truth serum” – has crashed into the local lake and spilled its cargo into the drinking water, and now everyone in school can’t help telling the truth. Teachers are fighting, parents are pouting, kids are confessing their crimes, and the school’s beloved Principal Van Vleck has gone missing. Paulie, Tibby, Seth and Analise are getting ready to compete in the school’s Olympic Mind Games as Team Electricity. The competition is in j...