Florida Festival of New Musicals
The Impossible Club
Book, Music & Lyrics by Ned Wilkinson
Thursday, August 24 at 6:00pm
Saturday, August 26 at 10:00am
Sunday, August 27 at 4:00pm
When Versailles Middle School institutes a "no bullying" policy, small bookish Birch finds that he's still targeted by the larger, more athletic, and more violent Rhine. Aspiring popular girl, Cherry, castigates the social efforts of the more awkward and bohemian Trillium. Sensing rising conflict, Birch and Trillium form an alliance, immediately countered by Rhine and Cherry, despite their prepubescent distaste for the opposite gender. After all, four students are guilty of the offense of bullying and will be expelled and suffer juvenile detention if they report on each other. They calm down and discuss the issues which were bothering them in the first place. They realize their only hope of staying in school comes from simply refusing to fight any longer - a task that seems impossible given their differences. But with nothing to lose, they dissolve their previous alliances and form a new club dedicated to the idea that no one has to fight. A bit worse for wear, all four students head for home, having averted disasters - this time.