Family Show

An All-American Play
One-Act Play

Running time: 30 minutes

7 characters. 4 women. 3 men.

MC- Male. Mid-30s to Mid-50s.

Bill- Male. Father. 40s to mid-50s.

Betty- Female. Mother. Late 40s to mid-50s.

Mama- Female. Grandmother. Late 60s to Late 70s.

Bobby- Male. Son. 18-19 years old.

Barbara- Female. Daughter. 15-16 years old.

Bunny- Female. Daughter. 7-8 years old.

The Family Show gives us a look inside the life of an All-American family, the Bakers. Our MC, Clyde, takes us through the daily lives of the Bakers, following each member and describing their routines. The family is on a reality TV show, competing with other families for a cash prize. The Family Show touches on our nation's strange obsession with the lives of normal people and the newly popular reality television shows. As the family begins to feel more and more uncomfortable with the whole country prying into their business, the MC delves even deeper with questions meant to create division in the family. The Family Show keeps the audience and the family feeling continually uncomfortable and will leave you wondering why our country has become so enthralled in other people's lives. The Family Show has been performed by professional casts as well as school groups.