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The Dream Thief
The Dream Thief
By Robert Schenkkan.

Cast: 5m., 2w. (3.) "The Dream Thief is about a family faced with a crisis: the illness of the father. It deals with the threat of loss. There is an adult world and a children's world in a family. In crisis those worlds collide, and the play takes place in that collision area. The play is full of humourous and outrageous characters and has strong elements of fantasy" (Robert Schenkkan). Daddy has become mysteriously ill and his two pre-teen children, Susan and Jamie, are convinced that someone has stolen his dreams. In the hospital, they wait up one night to ambush the Dream Thief and, to their astonishment, they challenge and pursue a mysterious and terrifying cloaked stranger into the magical, and now dying, land of Nod. There, they must struggle with ravenous Bedbugs and fierce Night Terrors. They must answer the riddles of the deadly Night Hag. They must face their fears and put aside their differences as they work together to solve the mysteries of this strange and beautiful kingdom. Finally, in the ruined city of Morpheus, they must confront the real and surprising, Overlord of Evil. In the tradition of L'Engle, Tolkein and Baum, here is a new fantasy classic of great charm, humor and heart by the Pulitzer prize-winning author of "The Kentucky Cycle." Area staging.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  D30
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  66
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  80 min.
Target Audience: Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871299518
Robert Schenkkan received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Cornell University. He has worked as an actor/writer on Broadway, off-Broadway, in film, in television and at regional theatres across the country. Schenkkan is the author of The Kentucky Cycle, Heaven on Earth, Final Passages and Conversations with the Spanish ...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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