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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Adapted by Gale Childs Daly from the book by Charles Dickens.

Product Code: GC7000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 2w.

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$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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Synopsis

In Great Expectations we are taken into the world of 19th-century England. Packed with curious and fascinating characters, enchanting and dangerous places and situations that are at once exhilarating and horrifying, Great Expectations is a literary gem. Pip, an orphan boy, has a life-changing encounter one day on the moors when he helps an escaped convict named Magwitch by getting him food and a file for his leg irons. From this one act of kindness, Pip starts on a journey to manhood that is full of twists and turns. He dreams of being a gentleman, and miraculously an opportunity is presented that allows him to bring his dream to life. By inheriting a large sum of money, Pip advances in society and all of his expectations seem to come true, but in a way that is, at once, mysterious and disturbing. Ultimately, Pip learns some important lessons about love, forgiveness and redemption. This story is full of surprises, and Dickens masterfully guides us through a world of shadow and light to an ending both poignant and satisfying as Pip realizes his great expectations.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code GC7000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583429495
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"[A] flawless adaptation … The show is a stunner on every level." -Chicago Sun-Times

"Gale Childs Daly's exceptional new adaptation is uncommonly tight and suspenseful. With their multiple plots, Dickens novels often are tough to adapt. This one keeps the storytelling, and the hero, front and center. Truly, it's a riveting cutting and shaping that is never dull for a moment." -Chicago Tribune

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Town Hall Theatre Company Lafayette California 11/29/2018 12/16/2018
Lone Tree Arts Center Lone Tree Colorado 9/26/2019 10/6/2019