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Kindness

Kindness

By Dennis Foon.

Product Code: K35000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 4 to17 actors (gender flexible).
  • Awards: AATE Distinguished Play Award

Rights and availability
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* 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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Kindness offers an unforgettable lesson in compassion and listening to one another. It sensitively captures the reality of children's feelings as it tells the story of three kids, Tessa, Damon and Keegan, as they navigate the small and large catastrophes in their lives. Mr. Foon spent a week interviewing kids in five Winnipeg schools about what mattered to them. He discovered the importance to children of giving and receiving, compassion, generosity and unconditional love, and these responses provided the foundation for Kindness. "We discussed their families and friends, their loves, their hates, their fears, the empty spaces in their hearts," said Mr. Foon. "What struck me was that no matter what their difficulties—and some were huge—many of these kids had enormous compassion for each other and the world around them. Some showed it by supporting a friend in need, others had begun fundraising efforts for worthy causes. These kids, barely alive a dozen years, got me thinking about those empty spaces—and how all of us need to find ways to fill them."

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code K35000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Min. Royalty Rate $45/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 45 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | College Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583426067
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"Kindness was a very good play to discuss characterization with teenage students. The cast spent a lot of time making characters believable and relating their situations to lives of students in their school. This play produced great discussion and rapport among its actors."
Review by Geri Pottinger, Cardston High School, Cardston, AB

Media Reviews

"Foon's three preteen protagonists grapple with terrible loss, death, bullying, pathological lying and distressing global events. They first appear in Ms. Feldspar's music class, where they are painfully out of tune with each other, both with and without their instruments … Tessa and the boys eventually find common ground—the love of pets—and [agree] to raise money for animals abandoned during the flooding in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. They learn that with empathy they can change their world." -Winnipeg Free Press