Promise You Won't Get Mad (Paperback)
Each of the four plays in "Promise You Won't Get Mad" deals with the kind of problems that young people might encounter in real life. The dialogue is often humorous, but the plays bring up serious issues. In "Promise You Won't Get Mad," boys discover a way to play arcade games without paying for them. Is what they are doing really stealing? "It's Not a Party. It's a Get-Together" deals with peer pressure, lying to parents, and taking responsibility. "Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thy Costume?" takes a look at the power of rumor and gossip. "Election Day Blues" looks at the ups and downs of taking a risk. The plays include questions for discussion, writing topics, and other activities that will challenge students to think. Each play runs approximately 15-25 minutes and includes 14-17 roles.
Amy Rider earned her bachelor's degree in English Literature from Colorado State University and her teaching certification from the University of Colorado. She is a former teacher and current full-time mother of three. Rider lives in Fort Collins, CO.