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The Cop and the Anthem
The Cop and the Anthem
Dramatized by Marc Bucci. From the story by O. Henry.

Cast: 5m., 8w. O. Henry's wit and surprise are brightly displayed in this unexpected comedy about a man who is having an unusual problem with the law—he can't get himself arrested! Each year when winter starts, Lemuel T. Thwackbusher, a resident of New York's park benches, arranges a trip to his favorite winter resort, the local prison. But this year, no matter what he does, it just won't work! Lemuel commits his humorous misdemeanors and then pleads in the name of law and order that he should be locked up. It's no use. The play ends with the sort of surprise for which O. Henry is famous. Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 40 minutes.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  C33
Cast Size:  13
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  27
Royalty:  $50.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  40 min.
Target Audience: Middle School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 087129513X
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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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