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Journey of the Sparrows

Journey of the Sparrows

By Meryl Friedman. Adapted from the book by Fran Leeper Buss.

Product Code: J32000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 2m., 5w.
  • Awards: AATE Distinguished Play 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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Fleeing prosecution in El Salvador, sixteen-year-old Maria, her older sister Julia, their little brother Oscar, and a young man, Tomas, are nailed into a crate and transported with a load of vegetables from Mexico to Chicago. When they arrive in the city, their struggle to make a new life begins in earnest as they try to earn a living and yet remain "invisible" in order to avoid arrest and deportation. Despite their ordeals, hope and love can still be found, especially in the stories and drawings Maria creates to lift the family's spirits, drawing on their native culture to find meaning in a new and vastly different society. This powerful, uplifting story of triumph over incredible odds was originally commissioned by Lifeline theatre in Chicago. Highly recommended for ages ten to adult.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code J32000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 70 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9780871297952
* 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.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We double-cast two 5-year-old boys as Oscar (rather than use a doll). Very touchingÑit's a nonspeaking role."
Tip by Donna Martin, St. Scholastica Academy, Chicago, Ill.