Lockdown by Julia Edwards

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About The Play


South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA).

Dramedy.  75-90 minutes.  4-6 males, 9-11 females (15 performers total).  Suitable for high school and older (or possibly a mixed high school/middle school group).  

Commissioned and premiered by South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA).


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Synopsis


South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA).

It’s just another day in the CliffsNotes Library (more books, less filling!) until a siren sounds, the doors automatically lock, and the not-so-studious students discover they are trapped.  What’s going on?  Did the high-tech security system malfunction again?  Or are they the subjects of a sinister state-sanctioned experiment?  Then someone hears a gunshot (he thinks), a freaked out substitute teacher is found barricaded in the bathroom, and Crazy Lily has a diabetic seizure.  In a claustrophobic pressure-cooker of fear, paranoia, and social strife, this motley crew of hackers, delinquents, surfer dudes, and prom queens must rise above the chaos to save a life and discover the meaning of tolerance along the way.

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Did You Know?


Will Coleman wrote and produced his first play at the age of seven, for his second grade class.  It was about Winnie-the-Pooh, and probably broke a lot of copyright laws.