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Tarheel Tales

Tarheel Tales

Adapted by Tom Behm. From the stories collected by Richard Chase in The Jack Tales and Grandfather Tales.

Product Code: TL5000

  • Collection
  • Comedy

Rights and availability
The pieces within this collection may be performed individually or together. By default, granted licenses will include the whole work unless specifically requested otherwise. Please submit a cutting request with your application if you do not intend to perform the work in its entirety.

* 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 /book

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

In stock


Five stories are presented by an ensemble cast in story theatre/audience participation style. The actors greet the audience as they arrive and introduce participation through mime and improvisational activities. Jack and the Northwest Wind: Jack seeks the source of the wind and makes his fortune while the audience participates as the howling wind. The Big Toe: A humorous ghost story like those "jump tales" told around a camp fire. Old Dry Frye: The misadventures of a dead body around the community with the audience joining in the refrain, "Everybody Knows Old Dry Frye." Wicked John and the Devil: Six lucky volunteers from the audience get involved in John's successful efforts at outsmarting the devil. Jack and the Robbers: A popular closing story featuring a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster who help Jack in his journey to discover a fortune.


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code TL5000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Pages 42
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780876022924
* 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

"Love it! Perfect for competition or for a family theatre night."
Review by R. Travis Carter, Washington High School, Washington, NC
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Review by Stephanie Daniels, Rock Hill High School, Rock Hill, SC

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