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Zink-the Myth the Legend the Zebra Cover Z12000

Zink: the Myth, the Legend, the Zebra

By Cherie Bennett.

Product Code: Z12000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 2m., 9w.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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$11.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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Commissioned by First Stage Milwaukee, Zink is about true courage in the face of unpredictable predators. Imaginative, funny, and heartbreaking, it's the story of the relationship of Becky, a lonely pre-teen girl with leukemia, to her guardian-angel herd of zebras on the African savannah. The zebras range from street-smart Ice Z to grandfatherly Papa Zeke, effete Zilch to endearing Shlep, a furry green monkey sure he is actually a zebra. In Africa, Becky learns about Zink, a mythical polka-dotted zebra once an outcast but later a hero with the most courage and biggest heart. Becky's health worsens and she zaps back and forth between her real life and the zebra world until the shattering, breathtaking and uplifting climax. Family drama, best for ages 8 and up.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code Z12000
  • Cast Size 11
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871298645
* 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

"I have directed this show with middle school students for One Act Play contest and it has been a wonderful experience. My students were able to really jump into the imagination of the lead character and push themselves as actors. As a designer and director, it gave me an opportunity for creative costuming, hair, make-up and lighting choices, while keeping the scenery pretty open and simple."
Review by Nelly Light, Wells Middle School, Houston, Texas
"Such a sad, dramatic play- with lots of humor and imagination mixed in!"
Review by Joy Hayes, Goldthwaite Middle School, Goldthwaite, Texas

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Don't overthink the set! Our trees were ladders ranging from 2' - 6' in height that we painted to look like trees."
Tip by Maegan Kennedy, Aubrey ISD, Aubrey, Texas

Media Reviews

"Brilliantly exposes important themes while avoiding clich├ęs and easy resolutions. Superb." -Shepherd Express

"Playwright Bennett does a masterful job of balancing the hard realities of illness and the magic found on the zebras' African plains. A clear case of theatrical risks bringing great rewards." -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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