Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness
by Sean Abley

Productions (12)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m (11-30 actors possible: 5-10 f, 6-22 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content
  • Set: Unit set with chairs used to represent scene/location shifts. Sound effects and miming used to represent large set pieces.

Reefer Madness
by Sean Abley

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Productions (12)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m (11-30 actors possible: 5-10 f, 6-22 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content
  • Set: Unit set with chairs used to represent scene/location shifts. Sound effects and miming used to represent large set pieces.

Bill, Mary, Gwen, and Jimmy are all swell kids. They listen to their parents, do well in school, and help out around the community -- that is, until they get caught up in the marijuana subculture. With "Mary Jane" filling their lungs, these kids resort to theft, prostitution, and murder to satisfy their cravings, which leads to suicide and death sentences. Is one puff really too much? A hilarious send-up of the 1936 exploitation film, now a cult classic.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

Bill, Mary, Gwen, and Jimmy are all swell kids. They listen to their parents, do well in school, and help out around the community -- that is, until they get caught up in the marijuana subculture. With "Mary Jane" filling their lungs, these kids resort to theft, prostitution, and murder to satisfy their cravings, which leads to suicide and death sentences. Is one puff really too much? A hilarious send-up of the 1936 exploitation film, now a cult classic.

  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m (11-30 actors possible: 5-10 f, 6-22 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content
  • Set: Unit set with chairs used to represent scene/location shifts. Sound effects and miming used to represent large set pieces.

Published Reviews

"Today Reefer Madness has reached cult status...Sean Abley's adaptation faithfully -- and hilariously -- reproduces the film's spirit and much of its dialogue."

Lawrence Bommer, Chicago Tribune

"Executed with the subtlety of a rope burn, this gala event is hand packed with goof ball antics and classic Chicago trash theatre techniques."

Eric Forsberg, The Planet

"This onstage Reefer Madness provokes laughter by sticking to its premise without winking once...the hysteria speaks for itself.

Achy Obejas, Chicago Reader

Production History

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APR 09, 2015 - APR 19, 2015
Alphanyc Theater Company
New York, NY United States
Alphanyc Theater Company New York, NY United States
MAR 09, 2012 - MAR 10, 2012
Gypsy House Experience
Pueblo, CO United States
Gypsy House Experience Pueblo, CO United States
JUN 22, 2011 - JUN 26, 2011
Adam Roebuck Productions
New York, NY United States
Adam Roebuck Productions New York, NY United States
JUN 21, 2011 - JUL 03, 2011
Adam Roebuck Productions
New York, NY United States
Adam Roebuck Productions New York, NY United States
FEB 01, 2006 - FEB 28, 2006
Somerset Community College
Somerset, KY United States
Somerset Community College Somerset, KY United States
FEB 01, 2005 - FEB 28, 2005
Angelica College Theater Department
Lufkin, TX United States
Angelica College Theater Department Lufkin, TX United States
FEB 01, 2001 - FEB 28, 2001
University of Maryland, Dept. of Theater
College Park, MD United States
University of Maryland, Dept. of Theater College Park, MD United States
MAR 01, 1998 - MAR 31, 1998
Armory Free Theater (Illinois Repertory Theater)
Champaign, IL United States
Armory Free Theater (Illinois Repertory Theater) Champaign, IL United States
JAN 01, 1998 - DEC 31, 1998
Pegasus Theater
Dallas, TX United States
Pegasus Theater Dallas, TX United States
SEP 01, 1992 - JUN 30, 1993
Factory Theater
Chicago, IL United States
Factory Theater Chicago, IL United States
MAY 01, 1992 - AUG 31, 1992
Organic Theater
Chicago, IL United States
Organic Theater Chicago, IL United States
FEB 01, 1992 - APR 30, 1992
Stage Left Theater
Chicago, IL United States
Stage Left Theater Chicago, IL United States
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