Scrooged Up!

Book By: Dan Roberts
Play #: 2329
Pages: 26 pgs
Cast: 4 m, 6 w, 1 flexible, 1 child

The Hillsdale Community Theater wants to produce "A Christmas Carol," but they don't have enough actors to play the extraordinarily large number of parts. So their undaunted director, being resourceful (if not totally realistic), has triple and quadruple-cast the roles. And since everyone in sight has been recruited, the cast also fills in as costumers, stagehands and technicians. The impossibility of this situation brings tensions to a comical head as the final rehearsal invites one calamity after another. "Scrooged Up!" provides a Dickens of a time for everyone! About 30 minutes.

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Productions

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 3 Performance(s)
KERRVILLE, TX 8/3/2018
EARNEST J. KING HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
FPO, AP 2/27/2015
GASTON HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 4 Performance(s)
GASTON, OR 12/12/2014
PIGEON FORGE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
PIGEON FORGE, TN 11/17/2014
NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
CLARKSVILLE, TN 12/13/2013
BANDERA RIVERSIDE THEATRE 5 Performance(s)
BANDERA, TX 12/2/2013
TYRONE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TYRONE, OK 11/29/2012
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BROWNSTOWN, IN 12/3/2011
POTTER PLAYERS COMMUNITY THEAT 3 Performance(s)
LISBON, OH 12/3/2010
WAHOO HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
WAHOO, NE 11/22/2010
MOUNT CLEMENS HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI 12/15/2009
BANDERA HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BANDERA, TX 12/11/2009
NIMITZ MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TULSA, OK 12/7/2009
REEDY POINT PLAYERS 3 Performance(s)
NEW CASTLE, DE 12/13/2008
GASTON HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 2 Performance(s)
GASTON, OR 12/12/2008
FERNLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
FERNLEY, NV 12/11/2008
HISTORIC PLAYHOUSE 89 4 Performance(s)
PANGUITCH, UT 8/1/2008
HAMMONDSPORT CENTRAL SCH 1 Performance(s)
HAMMONDSPORT, NY 1/8/2008
BIDDEFORD HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BIDDEFORD, ME 12/18/2007
IGIUGIG SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
IGIUGIG, AK 12/15/2007
SMITHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SMITHVILLE, OH 12/15/2007
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY 4 Performance(s)
SALISBURY, MD 12/15/2007
EMERSON TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TAYLOR, AR 12/15/2007
ENDICOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT #30 1 Performance(s)
ENDICOTT, WA 12/13/2007
HAMMONDSPORT CENTRAL SCH 1 Performance(s)
HAMMONDSPORT, NY 12/8/2007
CB WEST HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DOYLESTOWN, PA 12/1/2007

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT DAN ROBERTS

TALKS ABOUT "SCROOGED UP!"

 

Q.: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A.: Actually, I didn't write it. I just copied down everything that happened when I tried to stage "A Christmas Carol" last year with only 10 actors. (It's getting harder and harder to find performers who aren't already doing that show somewhere else in town!) Fortunately, the tombstone fire closed us down before the audience had time to riot.

 

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

A.: As one who has spent most of his life in the dark at the back of theaters, my favorite is the director, Claude. It's therapeutic to realize there are other people who take joy in such an odd occupation.

 

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

A.: I have met every one of them at one time or another. They are all of those dedicated, hard-working and often frustrated people who try to keep this thing called "theater" alive and healthy.

 

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

A.: I wanted the audience to enjoy as much as we do those behind-the-scenes antics we relive year after year through stories in the green room. Sometimes, the real show takes place for weeks before that opening night curtain.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?

A.: Our theater company has never had so much fun with any other show. We couldn't tell where the rehearsals ended and the production began.