Frances Makes History

FULL LENGTH: Frances Howe, high school senior, isn't doing anything with her life. Her grades are getting dangerously low, her friends are preparing to move on to college life, and everyone keeps asking about her nonexistent plans post-graduation. So when her mom mysteriously breaks up with her history teacher, Frances hatches a plan to get back at him and boost her grades at the same time. But things don...
FULL LENGTH: Frances Howe, high school senior, isn't doing anything with her life. Her grades are getting dangerously low, her friends are preparing to move on to college life, and everyone keeps asking about her nonexistent plans post-graduation. So when her mom mysteriously breaks up with her history teacher, Frances hatches a plan to get back at him and boost her grades at the same time. But things don't go exactly as she expects, and before she knows it she's sitting in the guidance counselor's office, dressed as a presidential assassin. Somehow she'll have to live up to everyone else's expectations, get her life back on track, and stay happy.
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Frances Makes History

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  • Zack Peercy:
    2 Sep. 2019
    Frances Makes History is a great vehicle for teenage actors looking for complex comedic roles. This play has a hilarious rising tension that will keep an audience laughing throughout. Perfect for high schools interested in portraying current teenagers lives.

Character Information

  • FRANCES HOWE
    Female or Non-binary
  • DIANA HOWE
    Female
    Frances' mom.
  • ADAM GARFIELD
    Male
    Frances' history teacher.
  • BRIA BELL
    Female
    Frances' best friend.
  • SAM ELDRIDGE
    Female or Non-binary
    Frances' other friend.
  • EMILY VASQUEZ
    Female
    A guidance counselor.
  • CHERYL NOYES
    Female
    The principal.

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Avalanche Theatre
    ,
    2019