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Through the Glass Looking

Through the Glass Looking

By Kathryn Petersen.

Product Code: TF8000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 1m., 2w. (3 either gender. May be expanded up to 10 actors.)

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

Alexandra Hawley is adopted. As her twelfth birthday approaches, she wrestles with questions about why her mother gave her up, who she is and how she fits into the world around her. Although Alex is obsessed with baseball, she is afraid to play. So she stays on the sidelines and keeps score at her brother's baseball games. Back at home, she tells Billy exactly what he is doing wrong on the field. Her mother sees how this hurts Billy and tells Alex that she can't attend his games anymore. Furious, Alex shouts that her real mother wouldn't treat her this way. Mrs. Hawley leaves Alex alone in her bedroom to calm down, and Alex hurls her scorebook against her bedroom mirror and cries herself to sleep. In a dream, Alex sits up and notices that her reflection in the mirror doesn't look anything like her. The reflection picks up Alex's scorebook and starts walking away with it. Alex goes through the mirror to retrieve her scorebook and enters the territory of Emitsap, which she discovers to be a shut-down baseball diamond. In this land beyond the mirror, she meets a gypsy queen, a mute fiddler, and the old rulers of Emitsap who are tyrannized by a terrifying Judge. Alex steps up to the plate and faces the Judge. She confronts the fears that keep her from truly being herself, frees the land of Emitsap and finds her way home. Premiered at The People's Light & Theatre Company.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code TF8000
  • Cast Size 6
  • 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 | High School | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Drama
* 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

"It's an adventure framed by family dialogue that feels realistic enough to have kids laughing in recognition at the children's bickering, but also appreciating Alex's reconciliation with her adoptive mother and the new way they're going to keep score in their lives." -The New York Times

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Manvel H S Manvel Texas 11/15/2019 11/16/2019