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.

Finalist: Acadiana Repertory Theatre
Semi-Finalist: B Street Theatre New Comedies Festival
Semi-Finalist: Traguna Productions Summer Reading Series
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Everlasting Chocolate Therapy

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  • Hannah C Langley:
    27 Sep. 2019
    When you think of "pure imagination", I hope you think of "Everlasting Chocolate Therapy". This play is definitely a sweet treat. It's very hard to find sincerely fun and funny new plays in these dark days, but Hayet has given us exactly that—plus, a Golden Ticket! "Everlasting Chocolate Therapy" uses the framework of a beloved childhood classic to answer bigger questions for the characters and encourage us all to keep embracing change.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    5 May. 2019
    Oh yes! Who wouldn't adore this? Absolutely delightful to any Willie Wonka lover. It's heartfelt and creative, I absolutely adored it. Wonderful!
  • Steven G. Martin:
    22 Apr. 2019
    Hayet clearly loves and respects Roald Dahl's classic story, and this comedic full-length play is a wonderful nod to the original.

    Like Dahl, Hayet includes fantasy, silly humor and casual cruelty. Hayet also dramatizes life lessons, but the characters in this play sort things out for themselves and become more self-aware, rather than having lessons forced upon them.

    Also, it's a very funny script.

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 ORANGE PEOPLE (OP)
    Any age.,
    Any race.
    ,
    Any gender.
    The workers of the Chocolate Factory.

    There are four ORANGE PEOPLE 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 – OP1
    • GUS – OP2
    • VEE – OP3
    • BO – OP4

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Play It By Ear
    ,
    2019

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Traguna Productions
,
2019