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Just Before Sleep

Just Before Sleep

By James Still.

Product Code: J30000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 11 actors (doubling possible, genders can vary).
  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright 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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

For a large number of families in America, there is no such place as home. Though the numbers continue to grow, there are at least 100,000 children in this country without a permanent home. Theatrically structured in both the present and the past, this play gives voice and dignity to a mother and her two children who struggle to survive on the streets while seeking shelter through the maze of social agencies. Fourteen-year-old Justin tries to be a normal teenager while coming to terms with the sudden changes that have upended his life. This play, which won the American Alliance for Theatre & Education's New Play contest, has been produced around the country at regional theaters, youth theaters, and universities. Just Before Sleep is a story of unexpected friendships, fierce love, and survival.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code J30000
  • Cast Size 11
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 75 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871297792
* 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 is a great ensemble play that offers interesting acting and staging possibilities. It treats an intense issue in a delicate and poetic way. It was a contest winner and a crowd favorite."
Review by Karen Longan, Munday High School, Munday, TX

Media Reviews

"Just Before Sleep is very moving and will strike resonant chords among young and old. As with much of Mr. Still's work, there is a gentle poeticism present that eloquently addresses the struggles of a family trying to cope with today's problems. The play addresses the issue of homelessness, but is first and foremost a fine piece of theatre." -TYA Today