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The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War

By Joseph Robinette. From the book by Robert Cormier.

Product Code: CA6000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 14-28 Actors, including an ensemble of 5-10 either gender. Flexible.
  • 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

Robert Cormier's brilliant novel The Chocolate War is a compelling coming-of-age story about young people in conflict at a New England prep school. The richly drawn characterizations and crackling dialogue keep the intriguing action moving from beginning to end. As dramatized by Joseph Robinette, all the elements of the book are brought vividly to life—the humor, drama, despair and hope ultimately lead to an ending that is as satisfying as it is surprising. Though a number of the roles are students at the prep school (male), an ensemble of 5 to 10 actors who voice the inner thoughts of the characters and comment on the proceedings throughout may be played by male or female or any combination thereof, thus making for a well-balanced cast, if desired. The New York Times Book Review called The Chocolate War "masterfully structured and rich in theme. The action is well crafted and suspenseful; complex ideas develop and unfold with clarity." The resulting dramatization remains faithful to the unforgettable, thought-provoking novel which has successfully made the quantum leap from page to stage.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code CA6000
  • Cast Size 19
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 135 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583420881
* 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

"The characterizations are strong. It can offer a great lesson for life: believe in yourself."
Review by Greg Gibbs/Jane Scarrow, Norris High School, Firth, Neb.
"Pushing the idea of minimalist set, we staged the entire piece with only items that could be carried on stage. All the set changes were choreographed. Geometric shapes were abundant. Overall a rousing success."
Review by Steve Olson, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Media Reviews

"Based on the groundbreaking young adult novel...Complex ideas develop and unfold with clarity." -The New York Times