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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAYAdd to Cart
By: Eddie McPhersonAdd to Wish List
Script: $8.50
Notebook Script: $16.75
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
First Performance Royalty: $70.00
Each Additional Performance: $70.00
Video Rights: $30.00
Type: Full Length Play
Genre: Comedy
Theme: Friendship
Running Time: 90 minutes
Speaking Cast: 5 females, 5 males, 10 total cast
Flexibility: gender flexible
ISBN: 978-1-61588-117-8
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Customer Comments:
By Glenn Palmer - Director of Bands and Drama - Green City High School
Recently our high school drama club (Green City High School, Northeast, MO) performed this wonderful play to a sell-out crowd for our annual production. I've done several Eddie McPherson plays before, and this guy knows how to write funny stuff, but I never could have imagined how funny this play is. By far and away, this is one of the funniest plays a high school cast could perform. Line after line, scene after scene, the audience was roaring laughter, I mean rolling in the isles. The students really got into the roles and ran with it. There is one hilarious situation after another in this play and the jokes and punch lines stack up and build throughout. If you add the recommended music and put a little of your own spice into it, I can guarantee you a smash success. The audience was laughing so hard I thought some of the people were absolutely going to fall out of their chairs. Scene after scene this play has golden material for any student actor and director. I've have read many plays, and without question, the One That Got Away is number ONE in my book. Eddie McPherson, you're a comic genius! Do yourself a favor directors, program this work, get the right cast with the music, and you'll have the best time of your life hearing the audience laugh itself to tears, a two hour romantic comedy masterpiece.
 
Synopsis
A headline in the state newspaper reads, “Annual Fishing Tournament Expecting Record Number of Female Participants.” This news is great for women who love the sport of fishing. It’s even better news for men who love the sport of “picking up chicks”. When Brad and his buddies hear the news, they pack their backpacks and head to Weiss Lake where the tournament is being held. Because the guys know that the women at the tournament will be impressed with men who exude expert fishing knowledge, they conduct research by picking up a couple of fishing magazines at the local Seven Eleven. They figure by the time the “chicks” find out the men know nothing about fishing they have already won them over with their “charm and animal magnetism.” But when one of the men’s inept cousin tags along unintentionally and then accidentally spills the beans to the women about the men’s intentions, the weekend becomes more than anyone bargained for. And then Brad’s fiancée shows up. The women have a plan to put the ego-filled fellows in their place - - and it’s not going to be pretty.
 

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