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The Ransom of Red Chief

The Ransom of Red Chief

Adapted by Brian Kral. Based on O. Henry's short story.

Product Code: R90000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 2m., 1 boy.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* 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.

$6.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

In stock

Synopsis

This fresh adaptation captures all the charm and exaggerated comedy of O. Henry's classic story about two bungling kidnappers who fall prey to their young victim, a wealthy man's son. Armed with the latest inventions of a rapidly changing Western America in the early 20th century, the kidnappers attempt to make their fortunes by holding for ransom of "a two-legged sky-rocket named Johnny Dorset"—who insists he's an Indian chief! The boy turns the tables on their plan to collect the ransom, and the outcome is a side-splitting combination of historical fact and entertaining fancy.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code R90000
  • Cast Size 3
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $6.95
  • Approx. Run Time 45 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780876022276
* 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.