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The Secret of Courage Cover S4F000

The Secret of Courage

Adapted by Laurie Brooks. Based on the short story Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks.

Product Code: S4F000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 5m., 3w., 1 either gender.

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An inspiring hero’s journey filled with magic and wonder begins when teenager Jack McCall faces a health crisis. His best friend, Waddy, isn’t concerned at all. But Jack cannot stop thinking about the death of his Uncle Frank and fears that he will face the same future. Reality blends with fantasy as Jack is guided into Sinnissippi Park to ask for help from the powerful friends he met there the day Uncle Frank died. In this magical realm, Jack faces a vicious troll whose games become dangerous and encounters a huge owl whose irreverent sense of humor is directed at everyone. A warrior ghost arrives to connect Jack to the history of Native American bravery that once lived in the park. The elf guardian, who balances the magic in the park, leads Jack toward finding the bravery it will take to face the powerful demon who has escaped from its prison in a massive tree. Jack begins to question whether this whole adventure is real or a figment of his imagination, but when the demon arrives and threatens Waddy, Jack finds his courage and discovers that facing this adversary just might be the key to fighting his illness. This play presents a rare excursion into epic fantasy for live theatre that celebrates friendship, courage and the power of imagination.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code S4F000
  • Cast Size 9
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619591646
* 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

"Laurie Brooks’ adaptation of her brother Terry’s book provides a good challenge for young actors. The story focuses on a serious subject while adding enough humor and adventure for the audience to witness and appreciate."
Review by Kevin McCarty, Kaskaskia College, Centralia, Ill.


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