A high school civics class turns uncivil when substitute teacher Mr. Nash starts a unit on Virtual Congress, a mockup of the U.S. Senate. Soon everyday teenagers become fake senators, and their cliques and arguments become filibusters and endless quorum calls that grind class to a halt. Mr. Nash calls in reinforcement in the form of an ex-representative-turned-lobbyist, but it just makes things worse. Will this increasingly lawless class ever pass anything? (This play was specially commissioned by Playscripts for high school actors.)
- 20 - 30 minutes
- 8 f, 4 m (12-15 actors possible: 1-15 f, 1-15 m)
- Content Notes: Some mild adult language
- Set: A classroom.
- Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-443-1