The Farewell Performance of Marjorie Pfifer

By Daniel V. Brugger | Playwright
Genre Comedy
Type Play
Subgenre Farce
Time Period 2010-Present
Male Actors 3
Female Actors 3
Undefined Actors 0
Length Full Length
Set Complexity intermediate

Summary

It is the day before graduation and Ms. Pfifer’s retirement as a high school counselor when senior Dylan Theroux is caught plagiarizing, and his admission to an Ivy League University is put in jeopardy. Dylan’s entitled mother barges into the school with a private child psychiatrist to get him diagnosed with ADHD and other disabilities to force the school to put him on a retroactive learning plan to ensure perfect grades and college admission. Ms. Pfifer goes on a drinking binge and to ridiculous lengths to avoid the nonsense on her last day, including lies, impersonations, quick escapes, schemes and counter-schemes. [Full-Length. Two Acts. 95 pages. Farce. Unit set.]

Characters

Ms. Marjorie Pfifer

Gender female
Age 60 - 70 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Conniving Funny Rebellious

Description An older frazzled guidance counselor who just wants to retire

Dylan Theroux

Gender male
Age 18 - 18 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Athletic
Personality Innocent Masculine Vulnerable

Description A beefy and handsome high school senior

Miss Kate Leere

Gender female
Age 20 - 30 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Petite
Personality Compassionate Nerdy Romantic

Description A frumpy Language Arts teacher

Mrs. Angela Traylor-Theroux

Gender female
Age 40 - 50 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Dominant Strong-willed Superficial

Description Dylan’s domineering and plastic mother

Dr. Kevin Park

Gender male
Age 30 - 40 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Asian
Body Type Any
Personality Analytical Intelligent Serious

Description A commanding child psychiatrist

Coach Randy Shackleford

Gender male
Age 50 - 60 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Cheerful Fatherly Friendly

Description A big, burly college football coach and recruiter

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