Put Up Your Hand by Norm Reynolds
Why did Lisa stop teaching? And will she teach again? Can't she measure up to her idol, Mr. Patterson, who taught her how to press one less button at the ATM? Afraid she'll descend to the depths of her worst teacher, Patsy, who quizzed students on her private life? Or is it all to do with Jerry, the head-injured, favourite student, who failed and succeeded, together with Lisa, when Lisa enrolled him at community college? "Put Up Your Hand" weaves together a tapestry of people and experiences for anyone who ever sat in a classroom and was left wondering: what's school for?
Suitable for School Performances: Students age 14+
Keywords: education, school, monologue
First Produced: First produced in 1992 by Solar Stage, Toronto.
Running Time: 50 minutes
Male Cast: 4
Female Cast: 4
Cover art by Michael Giacobbe.
See also Put Up Your Hand - The Monologues.