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
Best in Show by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
God, The Ultimate Autobiography by Jeremy Pascall
Stay Carl Stay by Peter Tolan
The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Coming Attractions by Ted Tally, Music by Jack Feldman, Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
Coup by Jane Martin

2001-2002
Young Frankenstein by Gene Wilder (based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; script was also helped by Mel Brooks)
Script
Movie
Musical
The Emperor's New Clothes (multiple works by this title):
Christian Andersen and Virginia Lee Burton
Multiple Play Titles
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
Competition Piece by John Wells
Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire
Fully Committed by Becky Mode

2002-2003
The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang
Dearly Departed by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
Picasso by Don Nigro
Dispatches from the Tenth Circle: The Best of the Onion by Siegel, Onion Staff, and The Onion
Oedi by Rich Orloff
The Creation of the World and Other Business by Arthur Miller
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Women Behind Bars by Tom Eyen
Little Red Riding Hood (Multiple Titles: there is the original fairy tale with MANY variations and adaptations. There are also numerous plays.)
Billy Aronson's Version
Lists

2003-2004 Around the World in a Bad Mood by Rene Foss
Kick Me by Marc Palm
OR
Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence by Paul Feig
I Hate My Sister Maggie by Crescent Dragonwagon
Live and In Color (Unable to locate)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Larry Gelbart, Burt Shevelove, Stephen Sondheim
The Merchandise King by Clyde & Hendrickson
A Christmas Twist by Illegitimate Players

2004-2005
Western Civilization: The Complete Musical (Abridged) by Reed Martin, Tichenor, Nick Graham, and Dee Ryan
Romeo, You Idiot by Tim Kochenderfer
The Bible: Complete Word of God (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor with additional material by Matthew Croke
Bat Boy by story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
God's Favorite by Neil Simon
O Brother, Where Art Thou? by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Homer’s Odyssey
Script

2005-2006
Winchell Mink: The Misadventure Begins by Steve Young
Camp Sunshine by Ken Bradbury
The Least Offensive Play In The Whole Darn World by Jonathan Rand
Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room by Christopher Durang

2006-2007
Jimmy The Antichrist by Keith J. Powell
Bobby Wilson Can Eat His Own Face by Don Zolidis
Big Momma n' ‘Em by Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
The History Of Mankind (Unable to locate)
Ruthless (Book and Lyrics by Joal Paley. Music by Marvin Laird)
Snappy's Happy Half Hour by Don Zolidis

2007-2008
i, freddy by Dietlof Reiche and Joe Cepeda
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman and Dave Mckean
Egg Story by Marc Schmidt
Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show by Dan Zolidis
Baby by Conrad E. Davidson

2008-2009
The Foreigner by Larry Shue
Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge by Christopher Durang
How To Survive a Horror Film by Seth Grahame-Smith and a forward by Wes Craven
McSweeny's Joke Book of Book Jokes by McSweeny
The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka and Steve Johnson
Disney's Aladdin (Disney Classic Series)
Movie
Script

2009-2010
How We Talk in South Boston by David Lindsay-Abaire
Chicken Bones for the Teenage Soup by Alan Haehnel
Charlie The Caterpillar by Deluise and Christopher Santoro
Controlling Interests by Wayne S. Rawley
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Finn
The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss

2010-2011
Friendly Competition by Jesse Jamison
A ... My Name is Alice by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd
Sealed For Freshness by Doug Stone
Ant Farm and Other Desperate Situations by Simon Rich
Pinnochiante by Allen Harris (Available through SpeechGeek)
The Whole Shebang by Rich Orloff

2011-2012
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Disney Mom Group Therapy by Mo Gaffney
The Audition by Don Zolidis
I Married a Pope by Rich Orloff
Animal Tales by Don Nigro

2012-2013
Regina Flector Wins the Science Fair by Marco Ramirez
How to Kiss a Girl by Wade Bradford
The Devil in Sherman Marsh by Don Zolidis
The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji by by F. Zia and Ken Min
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog by Joss Whedon

2013-2014
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The Staggering Heartbreak of Jasmine Merriwether by Don Zolidis
Finding Ryan (Unable to Locate)
GEE!: A Play About a High School Glee Club Without Any of that Annoying Singing by Dean O'Carroll