Charlie the No-Good, Really-Rotten, Cheat-A-Saurus Rex by Tommy Jamerson

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About The Play

Comedy. 35-40 minutes. 2-3 females, 2-4 males (4-7 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older performers, and elementary and older audiences.

Charlie the No-Good, Really-Rotten, Cheat-A-Saurus Rex had its world premiere at the Old Oak in Cork, Ireland. Available in a version for 7 performers, and coming soon, a 4-performer version!

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Cheating has been a hot topic issue for years…65 million to be exact! Journey back in time with Paleontologist Mark and his niece, Natalie, as they encounter Charlie the Cheat-A-Saurus, a young dinosaur who’d rather spend his days playing his RexBox than studying for his SATs (Scales and Tails Examination). But when the day of the big test arrives, an underprepared Charlie realizes he has a big decision to make: try the best he can…or cheat! Chock full of colorful new characters, zany one-liners, and audience participation, this follow-up to The Big Bad Bullysaurus entertains while teaching the importance of honesty and friendship.

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Did You Know?

Meron Langsner was a highly sought-after movement/stage combat workshop instructor through the METG (Massachesetts Educational Theatre Guild) Master Classes program for several years.