by Jean Koppen

A collection of quirky characters gather for a focus group about why Americans don’t vote. The neurotic moderator loses control of the participants, resulting in a melee of violence and exploding peanuts. The audience then sees what’s happening behind the two-way mirror, revealing that the moderator and participants are not what they seem. Chaos ensues as the group, and the room itself, falls into ruin while a few, desperate souls attempt to save the country from destruction. This modern comedy is about apathy and its disastrous effect on American democracy.

  • Cast Size: 3M 5W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Jean Koppen is an award-winning playwright and founding member of Pipeline Playwrights. Her plays have been presented at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival and produced across the country including at Keegan Theatre (D.C.), the Capital Fringe Festival (D.C.), SkyPilot Theatre (LA), and The Alumnae Theatre (Toronto). Jean’s short play “Capsmittment” was Active Culture’s 2012 playwriting competition winner, and “Got a Light?” was a finalist in City Theatre’s 2019 National Award for Short Playwriting. Jean’s full-length “Unprotected” was a Trustus Playrights’ Festival Finalist and “Someplace Better” was a Finalist in The Garden script development program. Jean’s play The Best Worst That Can Happen is available for purchase and licensing through Next Stage Press. Jean is an alumnae of the Kennedy Center Playwrights Intensive, a member of Honor Roll! and a Dramatist Guild member. www.jeankoppen.com

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