A comedy about not wanting to stick out but still wanting to be unique and seen, recommended for grades 6 - 8 or ages 11 - 14.
What are two American teenagers up to? The twins Katy and Tyler have just turned thirteen. They are finding out that life gets complicated when the body is changing. Emotions are on a roller coaster and friends and family seem to be going crazy. Tyler is surprised that his gaming buddy would rather go out with a girl then play with him. Katy struggles with school work while trying to keep her relationship with her Best Friend Forever from becoming Big Finished Forever. Helpful talks with mom and dad only make things more painful. Katy would love to just disappear and wait for her thirteenth year to be over- but there are some things in life that you just have to get through...
Performers Julia Burns, Olivia Dean and Benjamin Bishop
Author Lindy Annis
Director by Anja Scollin
Stage Kerstin Junge
Costumes Sebastian Ellrich
Music Jeanette Hubert
Light Joachim Hupfer
Duration 60 minutes
Premiere: 11.10.2018 at ufaFabrik
24 performances (July 2020)
It doesn’t matter if you are on or in front of the stage, at the end of ‘Just Thirteen’ you can feel lots of youthful enthusiasm that theatre (even in English) can spark. The play ends with hooting, standing ovations and music from Taylor Swift.
‚(…) enthusiastic applause from the students at the premiere.’
Kulturvolk Blog 2018
‚One of the most enjoyable English lessons is definitely a visit to Scollin’s Platypus Theater. (…) The play can be serious at times, but never with a moralising undertone, rather it uses humour, brains, tempo and precise acting to make the message come across.’