Spendmore U

By Alan Ray, Ph.D. | Playwright
Genre Comedy
Type Musical
Subgenre Spoof/Satire
Time Period Present-Future
Male Actors 4
Female Actors 4
Undefined Actors 0
Length Full Length
Set Complexity basic

Summary

"Spendmore U" is a musical comedy about life in college. From bizarre faculty to misguided students, from arcane rules to constant requests for money, this show is a satirical look at life on campus. This play a bold and innovative look at what college is all about. With enormous costs now associated with higher learning, millennials should be questioning the value of this experience. "Spendmore U" is a 21-song, 8-character play aimed at discussing, uncovering, and lampooning the value of a 4-year education. Two young people navigate dysfunctional faculty, outdated syllabi, strange student life customs, and needless bureaucracy, and at the same time, happen to fall in love.

Characters

Joni

Gender female
Age 30 - 38 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Compassionate Intelligent

Description Joni is a young professor with ambition and drive, yet understanding of what college kids go through.

Scott

Gender male
Age 18 - 24 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Apathetic Athletic Boisterous

Description Scott is a trust fund baby who's off to college to get drunk and get laid.

Allyson

Gender female
Age 18 - 22 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Ambitious Cynical

Description Allyson enters her freshman year of college. She earns a degree at the end of the play.

Special Considerations

  • Character Doubling
  • Live Music

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