Secrets by John Lazarus


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Victor has this huge crush on Susan, but Susan is tired of her undeserved relationship as a slut. Rocky and Binnie have been together forever, but now Binnie's finding out how much Rocky's been cheating on her. "Secrets" features characters from John Lazarus' earlier TYA plays, "Schoolyard Games", "Not So Dumb" and "Night Light", now old enough for high school and dating. It also features masks, soliloquies and asides, to reflect the public images and private anxieties of adolescence.

Keywords: High school, dating, breaking up, reputations, gossip, soliloquies, identity.

Year Printed: 2015
First Produced: In 1992 as Guilty Secrets by Green Thumb Theatre, Vancouver.

Running Time: 60 minutes
Acts: 1

Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 2
Total Cast: 4
Casting Notes: There are four main characters, two male and two female. In addition there are four masked characters, also 2 males and 2 females, representing other kids at the school. The play has been done professionally with a cast of four, and by high schools with a cast of eight, or eight plus a crowd of extras for high-school corridor and party scenes.