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The Wise Men of Chelm

The Wise Men of Chelm

By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Based on Jewish folktales.

Product Code: W73000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 4m., 2w. Expandable to 10 roles, plus extras.
  • 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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Legend has it that when the earth was created and the time came to fill it with people, two angels were chosen to deposit wise and foolish souls evenly over the land. But one angel tripped on a mountain peak and the entire sack of foolish souls emptied out over one spot, a tiny town in Poland called Chelm. Tales of the eternally good-natured but misguided Wise Men of Chelm are said to date back to the 1500s. This script, set in the late 19th century and sparkling with opportunities for traditional folk dance and humor, weaves together several favorites from Jewish folklore. But you don't have to be Jewish to put your conclusions before your facts, pin all your dreams on a feather, or recognize yourself and everyone you know in the antics of The Wise Men of Chelm.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code W73000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $45/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Senior Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871291653
* 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.