“The Ballad Of Ollie And Ellie” – A Play

Last year I was commissioned by my old secondary school (or “high school” to all you crazy “North American” “sophomore” “Prom” “students”) with a fairly vague brief about being something that delightful teenagers could star in.

And as anyone who knows me can testify, I tend to go a little batshit with things that describe themselves as having a vague brief.  So there’s some crazy narration, and a Shakespeare-within-a-play moment (obvs.), and also the extensive presence of a hurley – which is a stick used in the Irish sport of hurling. Check out this video which makes it look even more awesome than it already is.

(L-R) Obama, a hurley, Crazed Irish Gentleman

But apart from awesome sports, “The Ballad Of Ollie And Ellie” is also mainly about the stuff that teenagers get up to. Or at least I hope so. Perhaps teenagers these days are too busy with their Digi-Poke and their iShuffles and “planking” to have ill-advised sex and drink too much. I blame the parents.

Anyway. READ.

The Ballad Of Ollie And Ellie


About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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