4 Avery Plays

by Patrick Dorsey

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Community Theater Fun for the Whole Family!

A tradition for over half a century at Avery Elementary School in Webster Groves, Missouri, the Avery Play is an annual spring production put on by parents for the community. Featuring an original story, song-and-dance musical numbers, and laughs for the schoolchildren and their families, the plays are easy to produce and suitable for any community group to put on, no matter how experienced or amateur the production—all you need is a space to perform and performers who want to give their audience a full evening of entertainment! With context and insights for each show, 4 Avery Plays features full scripts for four plays that were successfully staged by the Avery Elementary PTO, including:

  • Lost at Avery (2008)
  • Steve & Terri’s Excellent Avery Play Adventure (2009)
  • Whatever (2010)
  • Shenanigans! (2012)

Here are the stories...Just add cast and crew, and get ready for laughs and applause as your group gets to become part of the history, the tradition, and the fun of the Avery Play!


Chocolate Wars

 A FIVE-PART Digital Serial Novel By Joseph Hagen

May the Fudge be with you!

Champions of all oppressed by the powerful and evil Emperor Sakarin and the dreaded Diet Vanilla of the Imperial Knights, the Chedi are the ultimate warriors of the Milky Way galaxy, their prowess achieved through intense training and consumption of the powerful, mysterious, chocolate-rich Fudge. For years, the two sides have battled, the Chedi enjoying many sweet victories. But the Empire, despite those biting losses, has brushed away the Chedi successes as the galaxy braces on the cusp of their final, bitter triumph.

Now, led by M and M, the wise masters of the Chedi Order, the valiant fighters of the planet Choctooine strike forth from the Wonkka system alongside the Hersheyans, the Mavrakosians, and other sworn enemies of the Empire, struggling for a great cause.

A cause for which both sides risk everything.

A cause which would be dear to us as well.

Their mission: to win freedom—and chocolate—for all…


Episode I: Sweet Destiny


Episode II: The Fudge Thickens


Episode III: Bitter Sweets


Episode IV: Just Desserts


Episode V: Sweet Dreams