Math by Don Zolidis

(9)
Productions (28)
One act
|
35 - 45 minutes
13 Any (9-15 actors possible)
Set: A classroom and a kitchen table.

Algebra should be illegal! At least that’s what Dahlia told her dad, who took her complaints straight to the school board. Now, parents are protesting polynomials, and algebra is outlawed at Dahlia’s school. Math books are considered dangerous, and teachers are closely watched to make sure they don’t talk about radicals. But Dahlia’s starting to think that maybe math isn’t all that bad . . . If Dahlia’s father is already on his way to the capitol to introduce a bill banning algebra from schools across the state, how fast will Dahlia have to travel to stop him?

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Play Details

Algebra should be illegal! At least that’s what Dahlia told her dad, who took her complaints straight to the school board. Now, parents are protesting polynomials, and algebra is outlawed at Dahlia’s school. Math books are considered dangerous, and teachers are closely watched to make sure they don’t talk about radicals. But Dahlia’s starting to think that maybe math isn’t all that bad . . . If Dahlia’s father is already on his way to the capitol to introduce a bill banning algebra from schools across the state, how fast will Dahlia have to travel to stop him?

  • One act
  • |
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 13 Any (9-15 actors possible)
  • Set: A classroom and a kitchen table.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-932-6

Production History

DEC 07, 2023 - DEC 07, 2023
Pinetree Secondary
Port Moody, BC Canada
Pinetree Secondary Port Moody, BC Canada
NOV 15, 2023 - NOV 15, 2023
Helena High School
Helena, AL United States
Helena High School Helena, AL United States
NOV 14, 2023 - NOV 15, 2023
Volcano Vista High School
Albuquerque, NM United States
Volcano Vista High School Albuquerque, NM United States
NOV 14, 2023 - NOV 14, 2023
The Cottage School
Vidalia, GA United States
The Cottage School Vidalia, GA United States
NOV 09, 2023 - NOV 11, 2023
Franklin Central Junior Thespians
INDIANAPOLIS, IN United States
Franklin Central Junior Thespians INDIANAPOLIS, IN United States
NOV 04, 2023 - NOV 04, 2023
Helena High School
Alabaster, AL United States
Helena High School Alabaster, AL United States
NOV 03, 2023 - NOV 04, 2023
Fonda Fultonville Drama Club
Fonda, NY United States
Fonda Fultonville Drama Club Fonda, NY United States
NOV 03, 2023 - NOV 04, 2023
192081
Harrisville, RI United States
192081 Harrisville, RI United States
OCT 25, 2023 - OCT 30, 2023
The Cottage School
Marietta, GA United States
The Cottage School Marietta, GA United States
OCT 19, 2023 - NOV 30, 2023
Kindred Public School
Kindred, ND United States
Kindred Public School Kindred, ND United States
JUL 14, 2023 - JUL 15, 2023
New Piasa Chautauqua Teen Players
Chautauqua, IL United States
New Piasa Chautauqua Teen Players Chautauqua, IL United States
MAY 25, 2023 - JUN 02, 2023
Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School Maple Ridge, BC Canada
MAY 13, 2023 - MAY 13, 2023
A.T.O.R.T. Theatre Group
Cottonwood, AZ United States
A.T.O.R.T. Theatre Group Cottonwood, AZ United States
MAY 12, 2023 - MAY 12, 2023
Cedaredge High School
Cedaredge, CO United States
Cedaredge High School Cedaredge, CO United States
MAY 12, 2023 - MAY 12, 2023
Bradshaw Mt. High School
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ United States
Bradshaw Mt. High School PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ United States
MAY 04, 2023 - MAY 05, 2023
Otter Valley Union High School
Brandon, VT United States
Otter Valley Union High School Brandon, VT United States
APR 21, 2023 - APR 22, 2023
Pankow Performing Arts
Clinton Township, MI United States
Pankow Performing Arts Clinton Township, MI United States
APR 19, 2023 - APR 20, 2023
Foothills Middle School
Arcadia, CA United States
Foothills Middle School Arcadia, CA United States
APR 06, 2023 - APR 06, 2023
Harnett Central High School
Angier, NC United States
Harnett Central High School Angier, NC United States
MAR 30, 2023 - APR 07, 2023
Meskwaki Settlement School
Tama, IA United States
Meskwaki Settlement School Tama, IA United States
MAR 18, 2023 - MAR 18, 2023
Burncoat High School
Weymouth, MA United States
Burncoat High School Weymouth, MA United States
MAR 04, 2023 - MAR 04, 2023
Burncoat High School
Worcester, MA United States
Burncoat High School Worcester, MA United States
FEB 26, 2023 - FEB 26, 2023
Wheeling Park High School
Wheeling, WV United States
Wheeling Park High School Wheeling, WV United States
FEB 16, 2023 - MAY 01, 2023
Harmony School of Innovation
FORT WORTH, TX United States
Harmony School of Innovation FORT WORTH, TX United States
JAN 17, 2023 - MAR 03, 2023
Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute
Scarborough, ON Canada
Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute Scarborough, ON Canada
DEC 08, 2022 - DEC 10, 2022
Natrona County High School
Gillette, WY United States
Natrona County High School Gillette, WY United States
NOV 02, 2022 - NOV 06, 2022
Ray High School Drama Club
Ray, ND United States
Ray High School Drama Club Ray, ND United States
OCT 21, 2022 - OCT 22, 2022
TJHS Drama
Teutopolis, IL United States
TJHS Drama Teutopolis, IL United States
No upcoming productions.
No professional productions.

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