Good 'N' Plenty

Good 'N' Plenty
by Jeffrey Hatcher

Productions (32)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m (8-18 actors possible: 3-6 f, 5-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set that can depict various high school locales.

Good 'N' Plenty
by Jeffrey Hatcher

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Productions (32)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m (8-18 actors possible: 3-6 f, 5-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set that can depict various high school locales.

Wintersville High School, 1976. Richard Miller is the hip new Social Studies instructor at his crumbling old alma matter, and decides to teach his students about the U.S. criminal justice system by staging a "drug game," where the students play pushers, buyers, narcs, cops, and lawyers, using Good & Plenty candies as the contraband of choice. Bad idea -- after a hilarious unraveling of authority, with switcheroos and betrayals galore, most of the school has landed in actual jail. A brilliant twist on high school madness, and a compelling meditation on democracy, as well.

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Play Details

Wintersville High School, 1976. Richard Miller is the hip new Social Studies instructor at his crumbling old alma matter, and decides to teach his students about the U.S. criminal justice system by staging a "drug game," where the students play pushers, buyers, narcs, cops, and lawyers, using Good & Plenty candies as the contraband of choice. Bad idea -- after a hilarious unraveling of authority, with switcheroos and betrayals galore, most of the school has landed in actual jail. A brilliant twist on high school madness, and a compelling meditation on democracy, as well.

  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m (8-18 actors possible: 3-6 f, 5-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set that can depict various high school locales.

Published Reviews

"Just as our national horror begins to devolve into jingoism and empty-headed flag-waving, along comes Good 'N' Plenty, a play that not only examines our system of government, but provides us the opportunity to exercise the most precious freedom democracy allows: The ability to laugh at it."

Dominic P. Papatola, St. Paul Pioneer Press

"...A script that soars on its facile humor but hinges on bedrock questions of honesty, integrity and the foibles of democracy."

Graydon Royce, Star Tribune (St. Paul)

Production History

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Location
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
N/A
University Park, PA United States
N/A University Park, PA United States
OCT 27, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids, MN United States
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, MN United States
OCT 26, 2017 - OCT 27, 2017
South High Theater
Minneaplis, MN United States
South High Theater Minneaplis, MN United States
DEC 02, 2016 - DEC 10, 2016
Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts
Mesa, AZ United States
Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts Mesa, AZ United States
SEP 02, 2016 - SEP 03, 2016
Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL United States
Illinois College Jacksonville, IL United States
FEB 20, 2016 - FEB 28, 2016
Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL United States
Illinois College Jacksonville, IL United States
DEC 04, 2015 - DEC 05, 2015
CSU, Monterey Bay - The Performing Otters
Marina, CA United States
CSU, Monterey Bay - The Performing Otters Marina, CA United States
NOV 19, 2015 - NOV 22, 2015
St. Charles Preparatory School
Columbus, OH United States
St. Charles Preparatory School Columbus, OH United States
JUN 12, 2015 - JUN 14, 2015
Youth Performance Company
Minneapolis, MN United States
Youth Performance Company Minneapolis, MN United States
JAN 20, 2015 - JAN 21, 2015
Bowling Green High School Drama Club
Bowling Green, OH United States
Bowling Green High School Drama Club Bowling Green, OH United States
MAY 16, 2014 - MAY 24, 2014
Granite Hills High School
El Cajon, CA United States
Granite Hills High School El Cajon, CA United States
OCT 03, 2013 - OCT 06, 2013
Eastview High School
Apple Valley, MN United States
Eastview High School Apple Valley, MN United States
OCT 05, 2012 - OCT 07, 2012
Park High School
Cottage Grove, MN United States
Park High School Cottage Grove, MN United States
APR 12, 2012 - APR 14, 2012
Highlands High School
North Highlands, CA United States
Highlands High School North Highlands, CA United States
JAN 14, 2011 - FEB 05, 2011
Carpenter Square Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK United States
Carpenter Square Theatre Oklahoma City, OK United States
DEC 02, 2010 - DEC 10, 2010
Lincoln High School
Stockton, CA United States
Lincoln High School Stockton, CA United States
NOV 18, 2010 - NOV 21, 2010
Saint Charles Preparatory School
Columbus, OH United States
Saint Charles Preparatory School Columbus, OH United States
APR 08, 2010 - APR 10, 2010
The Philaletheis Society, Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY United States
The Philaletheis Society, Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY United States
OCT 16, 2009 - OCT 25, 2009
Pellissippi State College
Knoxville, TN United States
Pellissippi State College Knoxville, TN United States
OCT 14, 2009 - OCT 18, 2009
SIUE Theater And Dance Department
Edwardsville, IL, IL United States
SIUE Theater And Dance Department Edwardsville, IL, IL United States
AUG 04, 2009 - AUG 07, 2009
PS Productions
Brainerd, MN United States
PS Productions Brainerd, MN United States
MAY 30, 2009 - MAY 30, 2009
Nordhoff High
Ojai, CA United States
Nordhoff High Ojai, CA United States
DEC 08, 2008 - DEC 11, 2008
Andrew Hill High School
San Jose, CA United States
Andrew Hill High School San Jose, CA United States
AUG 04, 2008 - AUG 09, 2008
Young American Theater Company
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Young American Theater Company Edinburgh, United Kingdom
AUG 01, 2008 - AUG 31, 2008
South Forsyth High School
Cumming, GA United States
South Forsyth High School Cumming, GA United States
JUL 17, 2008 - JUL 19, 2008
Tree House Summer Theater
Downers Grove, IL United States
Tree House Summer Theater Downers Grove, IL United States
JUL 10, 2008 - JUL 19, 2008
Trollwood Performing Arts School
Fargo, ND United States
Trollwood Performing Arts School Fargo, ND United States
JUN 27, 2008 - JUN 29, 2008
Blank Slate Theatre
Saint Paul, MN United States
Blank Slate Theatre Saint Paul, MN United States
NOV 15, 2007 - NOV 17, 2007
Belle Plaine High School
Belle Plaine, MN United States
Belle Plaine High School Belle Plaine, MN United States
OCT 27, 2006 - NOV 03, 2006
Cretin-Derham Hall High School
St. Paul, MN United States
Cretin-Derham Hall High School St. Paul, MN United States
SEP 21, 2001 - OCT 20, 2001
Illusion Theater
Minneapolis, MN United States
Illusion Theater Minneapolis, MN United States
JUL 13, 2000 - JUL 16, 2000
Illusion Theater -- Fresh Ink
Minneapolis, MN United States
Illusion Theater -- Fresh Ink Minneapolis, MN United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
N/A
University Park, PA United States
N/A University Park, PA United States
OCT 27, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids, MN United States
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, MN United States
OCT 26, 2017 - OCT 27, 2017
South High Theater
Minneaplis, MN United States
South High Theater Minneaplis, MN United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
SEP 21, 2001 - OCT 20, 2001
Illusion Theater
Minneapolis, MN United States
Illusion Theater Minneapolis, MN United States
JUL 13, 2000 - JUL 16, 2000
Illusion Theater -- Fresh Ink
Minneapolis, MN United States
Illusion Theater -- Fresh Ink Minneapolis, MN United States