Humorous Interpretation Pieces

PAST HI STATE WINNING/FINALIST TITLES (Results were taken from Illinois’ State Finals since the 2000-2001 season.  Since the results only list the title, finding the author/link was not always possible.)

2000-2001
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Hat-Dr-Seuss/dp/039480001X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280215849&sr=1-1
Best in Show by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Show-Fred-Willard/dp/B00005ALS0
God, The Ultimate Autobiography by Jeremy Pascall
http://openlibrary.org/books/OL2387336M/God--the_ultimate_autobiography
Stay Carl Stay by Peter Tolan
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=141
The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe
http://www.grovepress.com/default.htm
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/
Coming Attractions by Ted Tally, Music by Jack Feldman, Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/1175
Coup by Jane Martin
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=343

2001-2002
Young Frankenstein by Gene Wilder (based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; script was also helped by Mel Brooks)
Script: http://www.godamongdirectors.com/scripts/young.shtml
Movie: http://www.amazon.com/Young-Frankenstein-Gene-Wilder/dp/B000G6BLWE/ref=sr_1_cc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1280262840&sr=1-1-catcorr
Musical: http://www.amazon.com/Young-FrankensteinNewBrooksMusical/dp/B000XH7GHU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1280262590&sr=8-1
The Emperor's New Clothes (multiple works by this title)
1. Christian Andersen and Virginia Lee Burton: http://www.amazon.com/Emperors-ClothesHansChristianAndersen/dp/0618344209/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280262966&sr=1-1
2. Multiple play titles: http://www.playdatabase.com/search.asp?quicksearch=Title&keyword=The+Emperor%27s+New+Clothes&x=0&y=0
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
http://www.amazon.com/Stinky-Cheese-Anniversary-Kestrel-picture/dp/0670035696/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280263131&sr=1-1
Competition Piece by John Wells
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/4156
Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2895
Fully Committed by Becky Mode
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2938

2002-2003
The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=405
Dearly Departed by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=903
Picasso by Don Nigro
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/3158
Dispatches from the Tenth Circle: The Best of the Onion by Siegel, Onion Staff, and The Onion
http://www.amazon.com/Dispatches-Tenth-Circle-Best-Onion/dp/0609808346/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280265459&sr=1-1
Oedi by Rich Orloff
http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=276
The Creation of the World and Other Business by Arthur Miller
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=1470
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
http://www.amazon.com/Catch-22-Joseph-Heller/dp/0684833395/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280265676&sr=1-1
Women Behind Bars by Tom Eyen
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/1898
Little Red Riding Hood (multiple titles)
There is the original fairy tale with MANY variations and adaptations.
There are also numerous plays:
Billy Aronson: http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=611
List: http://www.playdatabase.com/search.asp?quicksearch=Title&keyword=Little+Red+Riding+Hood&x=0&y=0

2003-2004

Around the World in a Bad Mood by Rene Foss
http://www.amazon.com/Around-World-Bad-Mood-Confessions/dp/0786890118/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280266071&sr=1-1
Kick Me by Marc Palm
http://www.amazon.com/Kick-Me-Marc-Palm/dp/B002ACV8N4/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280266123&sr=1-9
OR
Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence by Paul Feig
http://www.amazon.com/Kick-Adventures-Adolescence-Paul-Feig/dp/0609809431/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280266123&sr=1-1
I Hate My Sister Maggie by Crescent Dragonwagon
http://www.amazon.com/I-Hate-My-Sister-Maggie/dp/0027331504/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280266447&sr=1-1
Live and In Color (Unable to locate)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Larry Gelbart, Burt Shevelove, Stephen Sondheim
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/7895
The Merchandise King by Clyde  Hendrickson
http://www.playdatabase.com/play.asp?play={10CC84C7-C683-49CF-A07E-0D287B864D9F}
A Christmas Twist  by Illegitimate Players
http://www.broadwayplaypubl.com/twist.htm

2004-2005
Western Civilization: The Complete Musical (Abridged) by Reed Martin, Tichenor, Nick Graham, and Dee Ryan
http://www.broadwayplaypubl.com/west.htm
Romeo, You Idiot by Tim Kochenderfer
http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=212
The Bible: Complete Word of God (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor with additional material by Matthew Croke
http://www.broadwayplaypubl.com/bible.htm
Bat Boy by story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=3013
God's Favorite by Neil Simon
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/1372
O Brother, Where Art Thou?  by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Homer’s Odyssey
Script: http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/O-Brother-Where-Art-Thou%3f.html
Movie: http://www.amazon.com/O-Brother-Where-Art-Thou/dp/B00003CXRM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1280286486&sr=1-1

2005-2006
Winchell Mink: The Misadventure Begins by Steve Young
http://www.amazon.com/Winchell-Mink-Misadventure-Steve-Young/dp/0060534990
Camp Sunshine by Ken Bradbury
http://www.creativeideas.com/store/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=750
The Least Offensive Play In The Whole Darn World by Jonathan Rand
http://www.playscripts.com/play?playid=388
Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room by Christopher Durang
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=7

2006-2007
Jimmy The Antichrist by Keith J. Powell
http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=263
Bobby Wilson Can Eat His Own Face by Don Zolidis
http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=651
Big Momma n' ‘Em by Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Comedy-Critical-Anthology-Interviews/dp/1557832781/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280288855&sr=1-1
The History Of Mankind (Unable to locate)
Ruthless (multiple titles, but these seems most likely: Book and Lyrics by Joal Paley. Music by Marvin Laird:
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/2748
Snappy's Happy Half Hour by Don Zolidis
http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=1001

2007-2008

i, freddy by  Dietlof Reiche and Joe Cepeda
http://www.amazon.com/I-Freddy-Dietlof-Reiche/dp/0439283574/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280289614&sr=1-1
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman and Dave Mckean
http://www.amazon.com/Day-Swapped-Dad-Two-Goldfish/dp/0060587032/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280289668&sr=1-1
Egg Story by Marc Schmidt
http://www.amazon.com/Egg-Story-J-Marc-Schmidt/dp/0943151945/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280289722&sr=1-1
Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show by Dan Zolidis
http://www.playscripts.com/play?playid=650
Baby by Conrad E. Davidson
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/4134

2008-2009

The Foreigner by Larry Shue
http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=1181
Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge by Christopher Durang
http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/6575
How To Survive a Horror Film by Seth Grahame-Smith and a forward by Wes Craven
http://www.amazon.com/How-Survive-Horror-Movie-Skills/dp/1594741794/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280290478&sr=1-1
McSweeny's Joke Book of Book Jokes by McSweeny
http://www.amazon.com/McSweeneys-Joke-Book-Jokes-Vintage/dp/030738733X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1280290726&sr=1-1-fkmr0

The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka and Steve Johnson
http://www.amazon.com/Frog-Prince-Continued-Picture-Puffin/dp/014054285X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280290806&sr=1-1
Disney's Aladdin (Disney Classic Series)
Movie: http://www.amazon.com/Aladdin-Disney-Special-Platinum-Weinger/dp/B0001I561E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1280290872&sr=1-1
Script: http://www.meeko.org/disney/aladdin/script.html

2009-2010

How We Talk in South Boston by David Lindsay-Abaire
http://www.playscripts.com/play?playid=244
Chicken Bones for the Teenage Soup by Alan Haehnel
http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=428
Charlie The Caterpillar by Deluise and Christopher Santoro
http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Caterpillar-Dom-Deluise/dp/0671796070/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280291115&sr=1-1
Controlling Interests by Wayne S. Rawley
http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=1404
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Finn
http://www.alfred.com/Products/The-25th-Annual-Putnam-County-Spelling-Bee--00-24493.aspx
The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
http://www.amazon.com/Sneetches-Other-Stories-Dr-Seuss/dp/0394800893/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280291508&sr=1-1

2010-2011
Friendly Competition by Jesse Jamison
http://beta.playscripts.com/play/323

A ... My Name is Alice by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd
http://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Is-Alice/dp/B000H7E9O4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&...

Sealed For Freshness by Doug Stone
http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/2631/sealed-for-freshness

Ant Farm and Other Desperate Situations by Simon Rich
http://www.amazon.com/Ant-Farm-Other-Desperate-Situations/dp/1400065887/...

Pinnochiante by Allen Harris
Available through SpeechGeek
The Whole Shebang by Rich Orloff
http://beta.playscripts.com/play/275

2011-2012
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
http://www.amazon.com/American-Born-Chinese-Gene-Luen/dp/0312384483/ref=...

Disney Mom Group Therapy by Mo Gaffney
The Audition by Don Zolidis
http://beta.playscripts.com/play/1427

I Married a Pope by Rich Orloff
http://beta.playscripts.com/play/681

Animal Tales by Don Nigro
http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/4062/animal-tales

2012-2013
Regina Flector Wins the Science Fair by Marco Ramirez
http://beta.playscripts.com/play/1950

How to Kiss a Girl by Wade Bradford
http://beta.playscripts.com/play/2478

The Devil in Sherman Marsh by Don Zolidis
http://beta.playscripts.com/play/1484

The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
http://www.amazon.com/Book-Mormon-Script-Complete-Broadway/dp/1557049939...

How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
http://www.amazon.com/Hereville-How-Mirka-Got-Sword/dp/B0096EIXKU/ref=sr...

Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji by by F. Zia and Ken Min
http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Roti-Dada-ji-F-Zia/dp/1600604439/ref=sr_1_1?s=...

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog by Joss Whedon
http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Horribles-Sing-Along-Blog-Book/dp/1848568622