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The Magic Well

The Magic Well

By Herman Ammann.

Product Code: ML3000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 4 to 8m., 6 to 10w.

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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Here is another delicious mixture of fairyland fantasy and modern social realism as only Herman Ammann could do it. Children love his plays because of the make-believe, and adults love them because of the subtle jabs at human foibles. For those who are young in spirit, Ammann is a master of putting real everyday people with real current problems beneath the fairyland costumes. King Cole is un-merry because he has three daughters of marriageable age—and no prospective sons-in-law to take them off his hands. The king also has the problem of all political leaders: "To never be able to admit you are wrong ... it is a curse." A professional hunter comes to rid the kingdom of a dragon, but the local environmentalist thinks dragons should be protected as an endangered species. There's a well with magic powers and a frog. An Old Hag is troubled with inflation—the price of lizard tongues has gone out of sight! There is humor in the villagers' reactions to all this. The Magic Well can be played by adult actors or by pre-adults of virtually any age. This show is an extremely popular contest play.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code ML3000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 35 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780886801229
* 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

"This show was so much fun for the kids because they got to star in a fairytale. Highly recommended it!!"
Review by Lora Mcfarland, Covington School, Covington, Texas
"The Magic Well is a comedy for people of all ages. This play leaves a lot of room for flexible director choices and character development. "
Review by Lorie Harkins, One Act Play, Paradise, Texas

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"The playwright allows for you to choose the time period in which the play takes place. Choose something fun. "
Tip by Lorie Harkins, One Act Play, Paradise, Texas