The Chemistry Cure

A pretend solution to overcoming suffering

This reader’s theatre play about a teacher who wishes there was an easy way to overcome suffering, promotes discussion. It touches on stereotypes, community, and the longing to provide relief to those who suffer in different ways. It’s quite interesting. Perhaps just a wish.

SUMMARY: A high school chemistry teacher unintentionally creates a substance that helps people overcome suffering. What happens when people in the town feel threatened by this invention?

  • Type: Fiction
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Cast: 13
  • Performance Time: 15 minutes

WHERE IS THIS PLAY USED? In English classes as reader’s theatre.

Extra Activity: Groups of students will often write a short skit about another compelling issue with innovative or imaginative ways to help solve it.

9 pages

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