Set in the context of a high school class, with the actors dressed as clowns, this play deals with the question of drugs (both legal and illegal) and the usage of them by society. It looks at the pressures placed on young people to smoke, drink, pop pills etc., and at the glossy images that advertisers cynically promote in order to persuade people to use their products. Commissioned by the SA Dept. of Health. (Variable cast size and gender. Could be done with all-male or all-female, or mixed cast. Originally done with 12 young people and two adults. Could also be done with a cast of up to 21.)

  • comedy drama
  • 60
  • 14 total
  • 8 female identifying, 6 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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