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Paper Lanterns, Paper Cranes PD8000

Paper Lanterns, Paper Cranes

By Brian Kral.

Product Code: PD8000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 13 to 16 (4 to 6m., 6 to 9w., with roles for children and adults). Some doubling is possible.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

  • Awards: AATE Distinguished Play Award | Bonderman National Youth Theatre Playwriting Award | The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

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* 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.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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This powerful drama illustrates the impact of war—and the nightmare of nuclear fallout—as experienced by some of World War II's most innocent victims: the children of Japan. Kyushu, a Japanese "street orphan," is admitted into a Hiroshima hospital in the mid-1950s. When it is discovered that she's losing her eyesight, the spectre is raised whether she is also a victim of "A-bomb illness." Despite her denial that she was in Hiroshima during the bomb blast, she is visited by a ghastly memory of the burned out city, the Cockroach Woman, and she resists all attempts by a Japanese physician and an American psychologist to help her. She falls more deeply into depression and hopelessness—until her chance meeting and eventual friendship with a young A-bomb patient named Sadako gives Kyushu the strength and desire to recover. Paper Lanterns, Paper Cranes is a winner of the IUPUI National Playwriting Competition. Multicultural cast.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code PD8000
  • Cast Size 13
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min


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


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