Everlasting Chocolate Therapy

FULL LENGTH: Fifteen years after touring the famous chocolate factory, the former gum-chewer Bo returns to confront the man who made her blue only to discover that Chuck, a fellow golden ticket finder, is now in charge of operations. Since being hand picked as an eleven year old, Chuck has struggled to follow in his predecessor’s footsteps, and the frustrated orange workers of the factory want a change,...
FULL LENGTH: Fifteen years after touring the famous chocolate factory, the former gum-chewer Bo returns to confront the man who made her blue only to discover that Chuck, a fellow golden ticket finder, is now in charge of operations. Since being hand picked as an eleven year old, Chuck has struggled to follow in his predecessor’s footsteps, and the frustrated orange workers of the factory want a change, reuniting Chuck and Bo with the three other contestants to determine who should be the next Chocolate Man.

Everlasting Chocolate Therapy explores the bittersweet reality of the five not-so-lucky golden ticket finders and their attempts to overcome the consequences of childhood decisions.
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Everlasting Chocolate Therapy

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  • Robert LeBlanc:
    8 Jun. 2021
    I had the privilege of seeing this twice as a part of Theater Unmasked performances and love it. It is a natural progression of the inspiration with brilliant moments and some real candy for the actors to bite into. It’s a wonderful mix of comedic beats with earnest delivery of clarity. This is a great show to perform live.
  • Matthew Weaver:
    22 May. 2021
    I had the pleasure of watching this play as Theatre Unmasked's first full-length Zoom performance.
    Hayet's script takes a look that's both compassionate and hilarious at the fates of the original golden ticket holders of Wonka's chocolate factory. Every continuation Hayet imagines here makes absolute perfect sense as a logical continuation of the original tale, and yet is wholly original itself. A delightful showcase that allows each individual cast member their moment to shine, it would be a success whether on stage or on Zoom.
    Just as Roald Dahl envisioned, Hayet brings a lot of humanity to the fantastic.
  • Harper Lee:
    11 Mar. 2021
    Eat bitter, taste sweet. Absolutely brilliant. I loved being re-introduced to these characters as fully fleshed-out human beings, and not just as mere warnings or caricatures for badly behaved young children. This a play for folks who still believe in and long to see magic, even if their childhood has long since ended. Hilarious and heartfelt.

Character Information

  • CHUCK
    Mid 20s,
    Male
    Formerly a poor lover of chocolate.
    Currently runs the Chocolate Factory.
  • BO
    Mid 20s,
    Female
    Formerly a gum chewer.
    Currently blue-skinned.
  • MICHAEL
    Mid 20s,
    Male
    Formerly a television junkie.
    Currently a 6ft tall bookworm and lover of learning.
  • GUS
    Mid 20s,
    Male
    Formerly a gluttonous consumer of food.
    Currently, shredded like a fitness model & sharp as a butter knife.
  • VEE
    Mid 20s,
    Female
    Formerly a demanding spoiled brat.
    Currently...yeah, still that.
  • The Factory WORKERS
    Any age.,
    Any race.
    ,
    Any
    The musically-inclined orange workers of the Chocolate Factory.

    There are four factory WORKERS written in the script. These may be cast separately or any of the actors playing BO, MICHAEL, VEE, or GUS may double these roles.
    Possible suggestion for doubling:
    • MICHAEL – WORKER1
    • GUS – WORKER2
    • VEE – WORKER3
    • BO – WORKER4

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Theatre Unmasked
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    Permafrost Theatre Collective
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Baldwin Wallace BFA Showcase
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Play It By Ear
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Acadiana Repertory Theatre
    ,
    2022

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival
,
2021
Finalist
,
Acadiana Repertory Theatre
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
Traguna Productions
,
2019