Pinata Utopia by Christian Kiley

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About The Play

Dramedy.  20-25 minutes.  5-16 females, 3-16 males (10-21+ performers possible).  Suitable for middle school and older.

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As entertaining as it may be to butcher "Happy Birthday" for the billionth time, nothing really compares to the rush of literally sticking it to the piñata.  But while it may be all birthday fun and games for us stick-wielding humans, what is life like for the piñata?  What are their hopes?  Their fears?  And is Piñata Utopia, that place where they'll no longer have to suffer through brutal birthday celebrations, more than just a myth?  For a group of our rainbow-tasseled friends, it may just be time to find out.

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Did You Know?

Paul Lewis (Alley Dog) spent the happiest hours of his childhood in front of the stereo, conducting Broadway musicals with a wand which he stole from his brother's magic set.