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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

By James Glossman from the story by Mark Twain.

Product Code: MB7000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: large flexible, 30+

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: $45/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Making thorough use of Twain's own language and rapid-fire storytelling style, this classic comic tale of hypocrisy and its consequences takes us to the self-righteous town of Hadleyburg. A stranger, who has been done wrong by the selfish inhabitants of the town, is about to have his revenge. Suspecting the greed and duplicity lurking beneath the Hadleyburgers' preoccupation with appearances above all else, the stranger sets out to expose the true moral bankruptcy of the town whose motto is: "Lead Us Not Into Temptation." With his usual potent mix of unforgettable characters and broad comedy, Mark Twain punctures pretensions and serves up a searching look at ourselves.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code MB7000
  • Cast Size 30
  • Min. Royalty Rate $45/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 45 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871299499
* 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

"A well scripted adaptation of Twain's short story that brings the story alive."
Review by John Dolphin, Pine-Richland Middle School, Gibsonia, Pa.
"This delightful show was a successful evening of full-costumed and musical entertainment that wowed our audiences. We turned a small wonderful play and story into a grand and raucous evening of live theatre. Our pictures are on the Dramatic Publishing website."
Review by Martin R. Collin, Saint James School, Saint James, Md.