Your browser does not support JavaScript, Please enable it.
  Top » Catalog » Genre » Comedy »
Keyword Search   
     Log In |  Cart Contents
Show Finder
Titles A-Z
Authors A-Z
Search by Cast Size
Search by Performance Group
Search by Theme
Search by Genre
Multiple Criteria Search
Full-length Plays
Accompaniment CDs
One-act Plays
Duet Scenes
Children's Plays
Audience Participation Plays
Textbooks and Anthologies
CDs, DVDs and other Media
New and Featured Titles
Recent Acquisitions
New to our 2016/2017 Catalog
New to our 2015/2016 Catalog
Featured Plays
Planning Your Production
Important Things to Know
Licensing Information
Producing a Musical
Complete a Royalty Application
Meet Our Authors
Author Bios
Authors A-Z
Articles and Interviews
For Our Customers
Free Sound Effects
Free Posters A-Z
Script Excerpts
Music Clips
About Us
Contact Us
Order a Free Catalog
Affiliates and Other Links
Today I Am! Five Short Plays About Growing Up Jewish
Today I Am! Five Short Plays About Growing Up Jewish
Adapted by Sandra Fenichel Asher.

Cast: 1m., 2w., 6 younger actors (with doubling). Can be expanded up to 3m., 5w., and 14 younger actors Based on original stories about modern Jewish life included in With All My Heart, With All My Mind: 13 Stories About Growing Up Jewish (winner of the National Jewish Book Award in children's literature).

One Foot After Another, adapted from a story by Lois Ruby. 2w., 1m., 1 boy. Barry is 13 years old and will become a bar mitzvah and graduate college on the same day. Alma is 82, a college freshman, and hasn't been inside a synagogue since the early '30s. They're out of step with everyone, but not with each another.

David's Star, adapted from a story by Jacqueline Dembar Greene. 1m., 1 teen boy, 2 teen girls. A Sephardic Jew who prefers to keep her heritage to herself, teenager Cara chooses to take a stand when her boss' anti-Semitism threatens her friend Sam.

The Heart of Buchanan, adapted from a story by Sandy Asher. 1w., 4 girls 8 to 13. Sarah's military family moves often, but never before to a town as small as Buchanan. Sarah makes friends by singing in the choir and takes the Christmas program lightly-until she realizes its effect on her more vulnerable little sister.

Wrestling With Angels, adapted from a story by Carol Matas. 1w., 2 teen boys, 2 teen girls. Jaci doubts her religion and feels pressured to keep up with her friends, who have decided on a boyfriend for her and a body-piercing to celebrate her birthday. But a dream interpreted by an Orthodox classmate gives her a new perspective on herself and on Judaism.

Frank and Stein, adapted from a story by Eve B. Feldman. 1m., 1., 1 teen boy, 1 younger girl. Ben Stein receives a diary as a bar mitzvah present and records the agony and ecstasy of the hours leading up to and beyond his big day.
All plays may be staged simply. Approximate Running Time: 75 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Anthology*Full-Length*One-Act
Catalog Code:  TF7
Cast Size:  9
Pages:  57
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  75 min.
Target Audience: Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 1583423478
Publication Date: 06/23/2006
Sandra Fenichel Asher's plays have been produced nationally and abroad. Across the Plains, commissioned by The Coterie, Kansas City, Mo., was selected for the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices Symposium. In the Garden of the Selfish Giant won the Indiana Repertory Theatre/Bonderman National Playwriting Symposium Award, the New England Theatre Conference Aurand Harris Playwriting Award and the American Alliance for ...More
Rights & Availability
This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

Add to Cart  $9.95        (Qty)
 Add to wish list
Also available for this title
Photo Album 
Read Excerpt