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The Shaggy Dog Murder Trial

The Shaggy Dog Murder Trial

By Joanna H. Kraus. Based on New York's Barge Canal history.

Product Code: SU2000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 2 to 4m., 3 to 5w., 1 either gender.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

  • 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.

$39.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $40/perf

In stock

Synopsis

This one-act, participatory play is designed for a student audience of 4th through 7th graders. The script may also be used as a theatre-in-education vehicle. The dramatization is based on one of America's most unusual court cases, in which a mongrel dog is accused when a boy drowns. It results in a trial that receives nationwide coverage, splitting the town in half. The testimony of the witnesses is contradictory. It is up to the audience to vote whether the shaggy dog should live or die. A study guide is available in the script.

Notes

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This title is in manuscript format. Upon licensing, a permission to photocopy form will be issued.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code SU2000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $40/perf
  • Cost $39.95
  • Approx. Run Time 45 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Drama
* 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.