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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  • Sam Sommer:
    2 Jun. 2020
    An amazingly funny play with a concept other playwrights (myself included) should be kicking themselves for not coming up with earlier. What seems like a simple story is actually very meticulously crafted with certain beats and tones to make any audience member feel like they were their former child self when they first read the source material. Hilarious, lovable, and moving in so many ways!
  • John Bavoso:
    14 Mar. 2020
    This is exactly the kind of escapist silliness I needed today! Hayet constructs an A Doll’s, Part 2-esque premise and then delivers on it with hilarious dialogue and references to other properties. It’s so much fun to revisit these characters 15 years later and see how their experiences have changed them. If you’re craving a bit of levity these days, read (and produce) this winningly whimsical play!
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    3 Mar. 2020
    Oh my god, this play. I love it. So imaginative, laugh out loud funny, and sweet. A truly inspired idea: the kids from the chocolate factory fifteen years later, with all their neuroses and biases and attempts at forgetting their childhood traumas. It's hilarious, but it has so much heart at its center. It's truly a play about accepting change and embracing your identity. I would so dearly love to see a production of EVERLASTING CHOCOLATE THERAPY.

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
    ,
    Permafrost Theatre Collective
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Baldwin Wallace BFA Showcase
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Play It By Ear
    ,
    2019

Production History

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Traguna Productions
,
2019