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The Bad Children

The Bad Children

Book and lyrics by Shirley Jackson. Music by Allan Jay Friedman.

Product Code: B01000

  • Musical
  • Comedy | Farce | Satire
  • Cast size: 7 or more.

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: $35/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Shirley Jackson has written a modern fairy tale in which Hansel and Gretel are "problem children" (i.e. brats) and the witch is a charming old girl with a college degree in witchcraft. The play begins as the witch wakes up on a miserable rainy day in the forest and exclaims, "Such a day—makes you glad to be alive." Then she gets into an argument with the second-class enchanter, which is interrupted by the arrival of the much-abused parents of Hansel and Gretel, followed closely by the little fiends themselves. They haven't the slightest interest in anything that's useful. Hansel and Gretel find the witch's gingerbread house and start tearing it to pieces. The children are so eager to push the witch into the stove that it makes the old girl terribly nervous!

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code B01000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 30 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy | Farce | Satire
  • ISBN(13) 9781583422113
* 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.