Back to the 80s A Risky, Goonie, Breakfasty Tale Of Totally Tubular Time Travel by Dean O'Carroll

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Parody
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60 - 70 minutes
15 W, 7 M,  (11-116 actors possible: 5-99 W, 1-111 M)
Set: Flexible.

Hold on to your hoverboards, we're taking a trip Back to the 80s! When modern teen Mary Fitzfry gets sent back in time by an eccentric professor, she finds herself in the middle of a totally tubular cavalcade of 80s pop culture. There's a lot of familiar faces, from the teens in breakfast-time detention to the guys chasing ghosts and dancing zombies, but the biggest surprise of all is Mary's own protective mom as a teen. Turns out she's actually kind of rad - but thanks to Mary's time travel, she's in trouble. Can Mary make things right? This adventure takes you from the mall where everything happens, to a suburban sitcom street, to a cave under the high school - and you can choose who to feature from a flexible throng of characters to bring your audience maximum nostalgia. A hilarious parody to make all ages cheer "I love the 80s!"

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Hold on to your hoverboards, we're taking a trip Back to the 80s! When modern teen Mary Fitzfry gets sent back in time by an eccentric professor, she finds herself in the middle of a totally tubular cavalcade of 80s pop culture. There's a lot of familiar faces, from the teens in breakfast-time detention to the guys chasing ghosts and dancing zombies, but the biggest surprise of all is Mary's own protective mom as a teen. Turns out she's actually kind of rad - but thanks to Mary's time travel, she's in trouble. Can Mary make things right? This adventure takes you from the mall where everything happens, to a suburban sitcom street, to a cave under the high school - and you can choose who to feature from a flexible throng of characters to bring your audience maximum nostalgia. A hilarious parody to make all ages cheer "I love the 80s!"

  • Parody
  • |
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 15 W, 7 M,  (11-116 actors possible: 5-99 W, 1-111 M)
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-914-6

Production History

APR 25, 2025 - APR 27, 2025
The Wolfpack Players
Plains, PA United States
The Wolfpack Players Plains, PA United States
MAY 17, 2024 - MAY 17, 2024
The Salisbury School
Salisbury, MD United States
The Salisbury School Salisbury, MD United States
MAY 10, 2024 - MAY 10, 2024
North Augusta Middle School Jacket Players
North Augusta, SC United States
North Augusta Middle School Jacket Players North Augusta, SC United States
MAY 09, 2024 - MAY 09, 2024
Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School
Toronto, ON Canada
Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School Toronto, ON Canada
MAY 07, 2024 - MAY 07, 2024
Rio Grande High School
Albuquerque, NM United States
Rio Grande High School Albuquerque, NM United States
APR 14, 2024 - APR 15, 2024
Pillow Academy
Greenwood, MS United States
Pillow Academy Greenwood, MS United States
APR 12, 2024 - APR 13, 2024
Tomahawk Creek Middle School
Midlothian, VA United States
Tomahawk Creek Middle School Midlothian, VA United States
APR 11, 2024 - APR 11, 2024
McLean Middle School
Fort Worth, TX United States
McLean Middle School Fort Worth, TX United States
MAR 22, 2024 - MAR 24, 2024
English Valleys Jr/Sr High School
North English, IA United States
English Valleys Jr/Sr High School North English, IA United States
MAR 13, 2024 - MAR 14, 2024
King/Drew Magnet High School
Los Angeles, CA United States
King/Drew Magnet High School Los Angeles, CA United States
MAR 08, 2024 - MAR 09, 2024
Meade County High School
Brandenburg, KY United States
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Delphi Community High School
Delphi, IN United States
Delphi Community High School Delphi, IN United States
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Winslow, ME United States
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DEC 15, 2023 - DEC 16, 2023
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Flint, MI United States
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Berlin, NJ United States
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Odessa, TX United States
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Parma, MI United States
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Auburndale, FL United States
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Kirkland, WA United States
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Greenville, NY United States
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O'Fallon, IL United States
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Dayton, NV United States
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Riverton, UT United States
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Marion, OH United States
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Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
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Wamego, KS United States
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Covington, LA United States
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Toronto, ON Canada
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DOUGLAS, GA United States
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Skokie,, IL United States
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The Wolfpack Players
Plains, PA United States
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The Salisbury School
Salisbury, MD United States
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MAY 10, 2024 - MAY 10, 2024
North Augusta Middle School Jacket Players
North Augusta, SC United States
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MAY 09, 2024 - MAY 09, 2024
Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School
Toronto, ON Canada
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MAY 07, 2024 - MAY 07, 2024
Rio Grande High School
Albuquerque, NM United States
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APR 14, 2024 - APR 15, 2024
Pillow Academy
Greenwood, MS United States
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APR 12, 2024 - APR 13, 2024
Tomahawk Creek Middle School
Midlothian, VA United States
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McLean Middle School
Fort Worth, TX United States
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North English, IA United States
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Los Angeles, CA United States
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Brandenburg, KY United States
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Delphi, IN United States
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