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The Arkansaw Bear

The Arkansaw Bear

By Aurand Harris.

Product Code: AE8000

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

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  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award | TYA-USA Outstanding Play Award

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$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Synopsis

Saddened and bewildered at her grandfather's approaching death, Tish runs to her "special tree." There, in a world of fantasy provided by her wish on a star, she meets the world's greatest dancing bear. He is old, like her grandfather, and is running away—from death. In trying to help him, she begins to understand the meaning of both life and death, which helps her to cope with her own sadness. The play blends realism and fantasy, pathos and humor. It is delightfully theatrical, with music, magic and dance, and enthusiastically applauded by children's audiences and family audiences. The Arkansaw Bear is an important work by America's foremost playwright for young audiences, sparkling with entertainment while also dramatizing, with poignancy, a universal truth.

Notes

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code AE8000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 50 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583429013
* 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

"It was a great show with a great message!"
Review by Curtis Lovejoy, Wyoming East High School, New Richmond, West Virginia
"This script is such fun! Our students had a good time learning and performing it for our UIL district contest. "
Review by Lori Cox, Olney J H, Olney, Texas

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We built our tree out of a tall step ladder, and then used smaller step ladders to make smaller tree stumps through the forest. This gave us a lot of opportunities as far as movement and stage pictures were concerned. "
Tip by Curtis Lovejoy, Wyoming East High School, New Richmond, West Virginia

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Shawnee High School Shawnee Oklahoma 10/24/2024 10/27/2024