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The Yellow Boat
Distinguished Play Award, The Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices

TYA/USA (ASSITEJ/USA) Outstanding Play Award Winner

First presented by Childsplay at the Tempe Performing Arts Center, Ariz.
Drama. By David Saar.

Cast: 4m., 3w. The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun." Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat." Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world. Recommended for children age 8 and older, parents, families and adults. Open stage with simple set pieces. Contemporary costumes. Approximate running time: 75 to 80 minutes. Music in book.

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Notes
An authorized shortened version for performance in competitions is available.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  Y29
Cast Size:  7
Pages:  76
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  75 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 0876023529
Biographies
David Saar is the founder and artistic director of Childsplay in Tempe, Ariz. He has directed and taught for Childsplay since the company was formed in 1977. Among the many productions he has directed for Childsplay, favorites include Still Life with Iris, A Year with Frog and Toad, Pero or the Mystery of the Night, Afternoon of the Elves, Cyrano ...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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