Al Dente by Sierra DuCharme-Hansen

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About The Play

Comedy.  45-55 minutes.  5-6 females, 2-3 males (8 performers total).  Suitable for high school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Winner of the 2013 YouthPLAYS New Voices One-Act Play Competition for young playwrights. 

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Lucy's working hard to make it through culinary school, and when the opportunity to intern at a top restaurant comes along, she knows it's just what she needs. But Katherine, the dean's daughter, already counts the internship as hers—and she's sharpening her knives. With a menu that features sneaky schemes, overzealous best friends, tough decisions and a dash of love, this tasty comedy will have you coming back for seconds.

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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.