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The Yellow Boat

The Yellow Boat Competition Version

By David Saar.

Product Code: Y31000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama | Tragedy
  • Cast size: 3m., 2w., plus 4 ensemble. (The number of actors in the ensemble may be increased or reduced.)

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$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun." Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat." Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world. Recommended for children age 8 and older, parents, families and adults. Music in book. No additional cutting is allowed.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code Y31000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Drama | Tragedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427095
* 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

"Amazing story. Amazing play."
Review by Ryan Nored, Erskine Academy, South China, Maine

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Parkway Middle School of the Arts Lauderhill Florida 10/26/2018 11/30/2018
Lake Nona High Orlando Florida 11/15/2018 11/15/2018
Matanzas High School Palm Coast Florida 11/14/2018 11/17/2018
Shadow Ridge High School Surprise Arizona 11/14/2018 11/17/2018
Waterside Marriott- VA Theatre Association Conference Norfolk Virginia 10/26/2018 10/26/2018
Corner High School Dora Alabama 9/28/2018 11/3/2018
Incarnate Word Academy Corpus Christi Texas 10/22/2018 10/28/2018
Armwood High School Seffner Florida 11/28/2018 11/30/2018
Leander High School Leander Texas 11/29/2018 12/1/2018
Osceola Fundamental High School Seminole Florida 10/25/2018 10/27/2018
Osceola Fundamental High School Seminole Florida 11/29/2018 11/30/2018
MacArthur High School Irving Texas 10/25/2018 10/26/2018
Lambert High School Suwanee Georgia 11/29/2018 12/1/2018
Thurgood Marshall High School Missouri City Texas 10/30/2018 11/10/2018
Discovery High School Lawrenceville Georgia 10/27/2018 11/10/2018
Pin Oak Middle Bellaire Texas 11/3/2018 11/10/2018
Cameron Yoe H S Cameron Texas 12/12/2018 12/12/2018
Kings Mountain High Kings Mountain North Carolina 10/27/2018 10/27/2018


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