Things Fall (Meanwhile)

Things Fall (Meanwhile) by Barton Bishop

(18)
Productions (103)
Comedy/Drama
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30 - 35 minutes
3 f, 5 m, 8 either (7-30 actors possible: 3-25 f, 3-25 m)
Content Notes: Some mild adult language
Set: Flexible.

When musical prodigy Meg Meadows accidentally drops an air-conditioning unit out of her window, crushing someone on the street below, she loses the ability to hear music. Meanwhile, after Keb's brother is killed by a falling air-conditioner in the middle of their street-dance routine, Keb loses his grasp of language and begins speaking gibberish. Meanwhile, Emily Piper, in a fit of rage, accidentally throws a javelin over a mountain range. Meanwhile, Herman, on a stroll in the woods, is suddenly nailed to a tree by a flying javelin. Paramedics say he'll be fine, but he's going to have to spend the rest of his life nailed to his tree. Lives and stories collide to create a truly unique and mesmerizing tale. (This play was specially commissioned by Playscripts for high school actors.)

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $60
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

*The per performance fee begins at $60. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

When musical prodigy Meg Meadows accidentally drops an air-conditioning unit out of her window, crushing someone on the street below, she loses the ability to hear music. Meanwhile, after Keb's brother is killed by a falling air-conditioner in the middle of their street-dance routine, Keb loses his grasp of language and begins speaking gibberish. Meanwhile, Emily Piper, in a fit of rage, accidentally throws a javelin over a mountain range. Meanwhile, Herman, on a stroll in the woods, is suddenly nailed to a tree by a flying javelin. Paramedics say he'll be fine, but he's going to have to spend the rest of his life nailed to his tree. Lives and stories collide to create a truly unique and mesmerizing tale. (This play was specially commissioned by Playscripts for high school actors.)

  • Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m, 8 either (7-30 actors possible: 3-25 f, 3-25 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-324-3

Production History

NOV 17, 2021 - NOV 17, 2021
St. Joseph Institution International
Singapore, Free State Singapore
St. Joseph Institution International Singapore, Free State Singapore
JUL 15, 2021 - JUL 16, 2021
Topeka Civic Theatre
Topeka, KS United States
Topeka Civic Theatre Topeka, KS United States
OCT 25, 2020 - NOV 25, 2020
North Sargent Public School
Gwinner, ND United States
North Sargent Public School Gwinner, ND United States
JUN 13, 2020 - JUN 13, 2020
Theater O
Ossining, NY United States
Theater O Ossining, NY United States
MAR 25, 2020 - MAR 25, 2020
Vandegrift HS Theatre Department
Austin, TX United States
Vandegrift HS Theatre Department Austin, TX United States
MAR 09, 2020 - MAR 09, 2020
Fargo North High School
Faro, ND United States
Fargo North High School Faro, ND United States
FEB 28, 2020 - FEB 29, 2020
Washougal High School
Washougal, WA United States
Washougal High School Washougal, WA United States
JAN 31, 2020 - FEB 08, 2020
Griffin Middle School
Frisco, TX United States
Griffin Middle School Frisco, TX United States
JAN 28, 2020 - JAN 28, 2020
Vincent Massey High School
Brandon, MB Canada
Vincent Massey High School Brandon, MB Canada
JAN 24, 2020 - JAN 25, 2020
Yorktown High School Theatre Department
Arlington, VA United States
Yorktown High School Theatre Department Arlington, VA United States
NOV 01, 2019 - NOV 20, 2019
Chisholm Trail High School
Fort Worth, TX United States
Chisholm Trail High School Fort Worth, TX United States
MAY 30, 2019 - MAY 30, 2019
Westlake High School
Austin, TX United States
Westlake High School Austin, TX United States
MAY 03, 2019 - MAY 04, 2019
Panther Creek High School
Cary, NC United States
Panther Creek High School Cary, NC United States
MAY 01, 2019 - MAY 03, 2019
Rockwood South Middle School
Fenton, MO United States
Rockwood South Middle School Fenton, MO United States
JAN 29, 2019 - FEB 02, 2019
River City High School
West Sacramento, CA United States
River City High School West Sacramento, CA United States
DEC 11, 2018 - JAN 25, 2019
South Mountain High School
Phoenix, AZ United States
South Mountain High School Phoenix, AZ United States
DEC 07, 2018 - DEC 08, 2018
Lee's Summit High School
Lees Summit, MO United States
Lee's Summit High School Lees Summit, MO United States
DEC 01, 2018 - DEC 19, 2018

Floyd, VA United States
Floyd, VA United States
NOV 13, 2018 - DEC 01, 2018
Pascagoula High School Theatre Department
Pascagoula, MS United States
Pascagoula High School Theatre Department Pascagoula, MS United States
NOV 08, 2018 - NOV 17, 2018
Century High School
Sykesville, MD United States
Century High School Sykesville, MD United States
SEP 10, 2018 - SEP 10, 2018
The Governors Academy
Byfield, MA United States
The Governors Academy Byfield, MA United States
MAY 24, 2018 - MAY 26, 2018
Eisenhower High School
Yakima, WA United States
Eisenhower High School Yakima, WA United States
MAY 10, 2018 - MAY 11, 2018
Heritage High
Brentwood, CA United States
Heritage High Brentwood, CA United States
MAY 09, 2018 - MAY 12, 2018
Nelson High School
Cambridge, ON Canada
Nelson High School Cambridge, ON Canada
MAY 04, 2018 - MAY 25, 2018
Tarkington High School
Cleveland, TX United States
Tarkington High School Cleveland, TX United States
APR 26, 2018 - APR 29, 2018
Hawthorne Brook Middle School Drama
Townsend, MA United States
Hawthorne Brook Middle School Drama Townsend, MA United States
APR 20, 2018 - APR 20, 2018
Theatre Arts Group
Columbus, OH United States
Theatre Arts Group Columbus, OH United States
APR 20, 2018 - APR 21, 2018
Mediapolis Community Schools
Mediapolis, IA United States
Mediapolis Community Schools Mediapolis, IA United States
MAR 07, 2018 - MAR 12, 2018
Washington Academy Players
E. Machias, ME United States
Washington Academy Players E. Machias, ME United States
FEB 23, 2018 - APR 21, 2018
Nelson High School
Burlington, ON Canada
Nelson High School Burlington, ON Canada
FEB 22, 2018 - FEB 24, 2018
Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL United States
Illinois College Jacksonville, IL United States
JAN 25, 2018 - JAN 25, 2018
Kingswood Regional High School
Wolfeboro, NH United States
Kingswood Regional High School Wolfeboro, NH United States
JAN 20, 2018 - FEB 10, 2018
Roseau High School
Roseau, MN United States
Roseau High School Roseau, MN United States
NOV 22, 2017 - NOV 24, 2017
Bernice MacNaughton High School
Moncton, NB Canada
Bernice MacNaughton High School Moncton, NB Canada
NOV 16, 2017 - NOV 16, 2017
Watauga Drama Department
Greensboro, NC United States
Watauga Drama Department Greensboro, NC United States
NOV 16, 2017 - NOV 17, 2017
C. Leon King High School Theatre Department
Tampa, FL United States
C. Leon King High School Theatre Department Tampa, FL United States
OCT 27, 2017 - OCT 27, 2017
Watauga Drama Department
Kings Mountain, NC United States
Watauga Drama Department Kings Mountain, NC United States
OCT 19, 2017 - OCT 20, 2017
Spotsylvania High School
Spotsylvania, VA United States
Spotsylvania High School Spotsylvania, VA United States
FEB 18, 2017 - MAR 17, 2017
Parkersburg High School
Parkersburg, WV United States
Parkersburg High School Parkersburg, WV United States
FEB 09, 2017 - FEB 09, 2017
Cheyenne Mountain High School
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Cheyenne Mountain High School Colorado Springs, CO United States
FEB 09, 2017 - FEB 11, 2017
St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre
Saint Johnsbury, VT United States
St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre Saint Johnsbury, VT United States
FEB 03, 2017 - FEB 04, 2017
Catlin Gabel School
Portland, OR United States
Catlin Gabel School Portland, OR United States
JAN 28, 2017 - FEB 04, 2017
Barnesville Theatre
Barnesville, MN United States
Barnesville Theatre Barnesville, MN United States
JAN 21, 2017 - JAN 22, 2017
Swartz Creek PAC
Swartz Creek, MI United States
Swartz Creek PAC Swartz Creek, MI United States
DEC 09, 2016 - DEC 10, 2016
Belton Theatre Department
Belton, TX United States
Belton Theatre Department Belton, TX United States
DEC 06, 2016 - DEC 09, 2016
Magnolia School
Tallahassee, FL United States
Magnolia School Tallahassee, FL United States
MAY 25, 2016 - MAY 25, 2016
David W. Butler High School
Matthews, NC United States
David W. Butler High School Matthews, NC United States
FEB 19, 2016 - FEB 20, 2016
Youth Arts Committee
Dauphin, MB Canada
Youth Arts Committee Dauphin, MB Canada
FEB 15, 2016 - FEB 15, 2016
Gravenhurst High School
Barrie, ON Canada
Gravenhurst High School Barrie, ON Canada
NOV 01, 2015 - NOV 30, 2015
Kindred Public School
Kindred, ND United States
Kindred Public School Kindred, ND United States
MAY 28, 2015 - MAY 28, 2015
Yorktown High School
Arlington, VA United States
Yorktown High School Arlington, VA United States
MAY 08, 2015 - JUN 14, 2015
Circle Arts Theatre
New Braunfels, TX United States
Circle Arts Theatre New Braunfels, TX United States
FEB 26, 2015 - FEB 27, 2015
chrysalis school
Woodinville, WA United States
chrysalis school Woodinville, WA United States
JAN 27, 2015 - JAN 27, 2015
Pinecrest High School
Southern Pines, NC United States
Pinecrest High School Southern Pines, NC United States
JAN 13, 2015 - JAN 14, 2015
Smith Middle School
Chapel Hill, NC United States
Smith Middle School Chapel Hill, NC United States
MAY 02, 2014 - MAY 03, 2014
Shore Country Day School
Beverly, MA United States
Shore Country Day School Beverly, MA United States
FEB 19, 2014 - FEB 22, 2014
Bernice MacNaughton High School
Moncton, NB Canada
Bernice MacNaughton High School Moncton, NB Canada
DEC 11, 2013 - DEC 11, 2013
Mayfield High School Theatre
Las Cruces, NM United States
Mayfield High School Theatre Las Cruces, NM United States
NOV 22, 2013 - NOV 23, 2013
Biloxi High School
Biloxi, MS United States
Biloxi High School Biloxi, MS United States
NOV 22, 2013 - NOV 22, 2013
Ellison High School
Killeen, TX United States
Ellison High School Killeen, TX United States
NOV 19, 2013 - NOV 19, 2013
Chappelow Magnet School
Evans, CO United States
Chappelow Magnet School Evans, CO United States
NOV 01, 2013 - NOV 03, 2013
GK Drama
Genoa, IL United States
GK Drama Genoa, IL United States
OCT 17, 2013 - NOV 02, 2013
Hoover High School
Birmingham, AL United States
Hoover High School Birmingham, AL United States
MAY 24, 2013 - MAY 24, 2013
Robinson Middle School Drama Department
Fairfax, VA United States
Robinson Middle School Drama Department Fairfax, VA United States
MAY 14, 2013 - MAY 14, 2013
Hendersonville High School
Asheville, NC United States
Hendersonville High School Asheville, NC United States
MAY 14, 2013 - MAY 14, 2013
Worcester Academy
Worcester, MA United States
Worcester Academy Worcester, MA United States
MAY 01, 2013 - MAY 03, 2013
Rockwood South Middle School
Fenton, MO United States
Rockwood South Middle School Fenton, MO United States
APR 26, 2013 - APR 27, 2013
Weston Middle School Drama Club
Weston, MA United States
Weston Middle School Drama Club Weston, MA United States
MAR 25, 2013 - MAR 25, 2013
Deep Run High School
GLEN ALLEN, VA United States
Deep Run High School GLEN ALLEN, VA United States
FEB 22, 2013 - MAR 16, 2013
NWSA Auditorium
Charlotte, NC United States
NWSA Auditorium Charlotte, NC United States
FEB 04, 2013 - FEB 04, 2013
Oakton High School
Vienna, VA United States
Oakton High School Vienna, VA United States
FEB 01, 2013 - FEB 02, 2013
Blake High School
Tampa, FL United States
Blake High School Tampa, FL United States
JAN 30, 2013 - JAN 31, 2013
Black Box Theatre
Tampa, FL United States
Black Box Theatre Tampa, FL United States
JAN 19, 2013 - JAN 26, 2013
Cannon Falls High School
Cannon Falls, MN United States
Cannon Falls High School Cannon Falls, MN United States
MAY 18, 2012 - MAY 19, 2012
Clay High School Limelighters
Toledo, OH United States
Clay High School Limelighters Toledo, OH United States
MAY 10, 2012 - MAY 12, 2012
Silverton High School
Silverton, OR United States
Silverton High School Silverton, OR United States
MAR 08, 2012 - MAR 30, 2012
Wiscasset High School Drama
Wiscasset, ME United States
Wiscasset High School Drama Wiscasset, ME United States
NOV 18, 2011 - NOV 19, 2011
Boston Latin School
Boston, MA United States
Boston Latin School Boston, MA United States
NOV 16, 2011 - NOV 19, 2011
Rutgers Preparatory School
Somerset, NJ United States
Rutgers Preparatory School Somerset, NJ United States
MAR 10, 2011 - APR 01, 2011
Ellison High School Drama
Killeen, TX United States
Ellison High School Drama Killeen, TX United States
FEB 24, 2011 - FEB 24, 2011
Catlin Gabel School
Portland, OR United States
Catlin Gabel School Portland, OR United States
FEB 05, 2011 - FEB 05, 2011
Hanover High School
Henrico, VA United States
Hanover High School Henrico, VA United States
JAN 22, 2011 - JAN 22, 2011
South Winneshiek High School
Calmar, IA United States
South Winneshiek High School Calmar, IA United States
JAN 21, 2011 - FEB 05, 2011
Clarinda High School
Clarinda, IA United States
Clarinda High School Clarinda, IA United States
NOV 25, 2010 - DEC 10, 2010
Hershey High School
Hershey, NE United States
Hershey High School Hershey, NE United States
NOV 17, 2010 - DEC 01, 2010
Franklin Public School
Franklin, NE United States
Franklin Public School Franklin, NE United States
NOV 12, 2010 - NOV 20, 2010
Nolan Catholic High School
Ft. Worth, TX United States
Nolan Catholic High School Ft. Worth, TX United States
APR 15, 2010 - APR 16, 2010
Providence Day SChool
Charlotte, NC United States
Providence Day SChool Charlotte, NC United States
JAN 30, 2010 - FEB 12, 2010
Warroad High School
Warroad, MN 56763, MN United States
Warroad High School Warroad, MN 56763, MN United States
JAN 29, 2010 - JAN 30, 2010
Sturgis Theatre Arts Guild Of Entertainers
West Barnstable, MA United States
Sturgis Theatre Arts Guild Of Entertainers West Barnstable, MA United States
JAN 21, 2010 - JAN 21, 2010
Blake High School
Tampa, FL United States
Blake High School Tampa, FL United States
DEC 17, 2009 - DEC 17, 2009
Chatfield Senior High School
Evergreen, CO United States
Chatfield Senior High School Evergreen, CO United States
NOV 20, 2009 - NOV 22, 2009
Wakulla High School Auditorium
Crawfordville, FL United States
Wakulla High School Auditorium Crawfordville, FL United States
OCT 16, 2009 - OCT 17, 2009
Yokohama International School
Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama International School Yokohama, Japan
MAY 01, 2009 - MAY 02, 2009
School Of Arts & Sciences
Tallahassee, FL United States
School Of Arts & Sciences Tallahassee, FL United States
APR 30, 2009 - MAY 02, 2009
Mayfield High School Theatre
Las Cruces, NM United States
Mayfield High School Theatre Las Cruces, NM United States
APR 30, 2009 - MAY 02, 2009
Cambridge Rindge And Latin, Visual & Performing Arts Dept.
Cambridge, MA United States
Cambridge Rindge And Latin, Visual & Performing Arts Dept. Cambridge, MA United States
APR 03, 2009 - APR 04, 2009
Hillwood Middle School Cafeteria
Fort Worth, TX United States
Hillwood Middle School Cafeteria Fort Worth, TX United States
MAR 14, 2009 - MAR 28, 2009
Shoestring Theater, MSJ Academy
Rutland, VT United States
Shoestring Theater, MSJ Academy Rutland, VT United States
MAR 07, 2009 - MAR 07, 2009
Central High School
Corinth, ME United States
Central High School Corinth, ME United States
FEB 28, 2009 - MAR 28, 2009
Hingham High School
Hingham, MA United States
Hingham High School Hingham, MA United States
NOV 07, 2008 - DEC 06, 2008
Statesville High School
Statesville, NC United States
Statesville High School Statesville, NC United States
MAY 09, 2008 - MAY 11, 2008
Keen Teens at The Kirk Theatre
New York, NY United States
Keen Teens at The Kirk Theatre New York, NY United States
NOV 17, 2021 - NOV 17, 2021
St. Joseph Institution International
Singapore, Free State Singapore
St. Joseph Institution International Singapore, Free State Singapore
MAY 09, 2008 - MAY 11, 2008
Keen Teens at The Kirk Theatre
New York, NY United States
Keen Teens at The Kirk Theatre New York, NY United States