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the boy who stole the stars
the boy who stole the stars
By Julian Wiles.

Cast: 1m., 1w., 1 boy, 1 girl, 1 dragon. "It steals the audience and steals hearts," wrote a critic when this warm and moving play opened at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. A young boy discovers his grandfather is dying. The old man's behavior is different; he's short-tempered and no longer tells his wonderful stories. The boy enlists the grandfather's aid in helping him with a school project—counting the stars. Their togetherness seems to renew the old man's interest and he begins telling stories, one of them about the dragon in the sky. The dragon, he explains, is there to guard the stars. An old legend says that should the stars be returned to earth; it would mean a new paradise with no unhappiness, no death. Hearing this, the boy goes off to slay the dragon and return the stars to earth, seeking a means of keeping his grandfather from dying. At play's end, the youngster comes to understand how important he is to his grandfather. "I don't need to live forever," says the old man. "I need you. I need you to care about me." One ext. set. Approximate Running Time: 55 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  B19
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  37
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  55 min.
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Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583420746
Biographies
Director, designer and playwright Julian Wiles founded Charleston Stage in 1978. As Charleston's resident professional theatre company, it has grown into one of South Carolina's largest arts institutions. Wiles grew up on a cotton farm in Ft. Motte, S.C. He attended Clemson University, received a bachelor's degree in history from the College of Charleston in 1974 and an MFA in ...More
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* 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.


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