comedy
1 act
95 minutes

FLU

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Depressed by his ex-wife's stunning online fame, English teacher and sometime-poet John Wagner enlists his tech-savvy student Bunny's help to "go viral" himself. John struggles along this journey, meeting disaffected students, a smarmy talk-show host, and Emily Dickinson herself. It all goes horribly wrong until an unexpected gift lights the way.

Characters
JOHN WAGNER, 56, a high school English teacher                                                        BUNNY KABALEVSKY, 18, a high school senior
TRICIA SCOTT-EDWARDS, 54, John’s ex-wife and a famous addiction researcher     DWAYNE, 36, Bunny’s Father, currently incarcerated
MATT HANDLER, 36, a TV interviewer                                                                        ANATOLY, 42, Russian “views” salesman
TRISH, 29, Tricia twenty-five years ago                                                                          YOUNG JOHN, 31, John twenty-five years ago
Voice of TIFFANY, 36, BUNNY’s mother                                                                       EMILY DICKINSON, 29, the poet

 
Casting: Four actors play all the roles:
JOHN                                                             TRICIA/Voice of TIFFANY
BUNNY/TRISH/EMILY DICKINSON        DWAYNE/MATT HANDLER/ANATOLY/YOUNG JOHN

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