Pizza With Shrimp on Top
Published by Dramatic Publishing
4 Male 2 Female
The audience enters a world of limbo through Stuart's altered state - a land where people who attempt suicide have to go before their time to "really" die arrives
The rules here are that you can't eat, sleep, cry, love or be loved, but all of these yearnings seem to intensify during your stay in this "world"
In addition, all wounds associated with the suicidal act never heal
Stuart is greeted by Daniel, B.J. and Muggy, who take great joy in being the welcoming committee. But what really gets Stuart thinking is when he runs into Lisa, an old crush and former prom queen at his school who committed suicide shortly before his attempt
Through their humorous and honest interactions, we begin to understand and realize a better appreciation for life
When Stuart's little sister comes to visit him at the hospital, Stuart discovers that the time has come for him to decide whether he wants to live or die
Pizza With Shrimp on Top is about many things besides the obvious message of, "Hey, don't kill yourself"
It stresses the importance of not taking yourself too seriously and emphasizes the value of communication, appreciating loved ones, and a teenager's belief in himself or herself during this difficult developmental period in life
Runs about 50 mins