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Theatre for Young Audiences

Theatre for Young Audiences

Compiled by Coleman A. Jennings. Foreword by Maurice Sendak.

Product Code: TB9000

  • Collection
  • Comedy | Drama

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Please note: The titles in this collection cannot be licensed directly from the collection book. If you wish to perform one of the titles in this collection, you will need to purchase separate scripts for that title.

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Synopsis

Theatre for Young Audiences is an anthology of plays by modern masters for teachers, directors, librarians, theatre students, parents—anyone involved in children's theatre. This anthology presents scripts that represent the best of children's theatre, from plays inspired by classic childrens stories to original contemporary works. In addition, you will find biographical sketches and photographs of the playwrights and introductions to each play. There is something here to meet every theatre need and every child's anticipation.

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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code TB9000
  • Cost $20.95

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780312337148
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Included Titles

Bocón! By Lisa Loomer.

¡Bocón! tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel who flees a repressive military regime in Central America for Los Angeles. A natural storyteller and irrepressible "big mouth" or bocón, Miguel loses his voice when his parents are taken and begins a metaphorical journey north to the City of Angels. Along the way, he finds his voice and the courage to cross the border to a new life. Miguel's story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world, and to any child who is learning the many meanings of finding one's own "voice."

  • Product Code: B36000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 6 actors, with doubling. Flexible.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 55 minutes

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Charlotte's Web Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.

In this thrilling and practical theatrical presentation, the costumes and unit set may be simple or elaborate—it's the story and relationships that make the show. All the enchanting characters are here in this beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment.

  • Product Code: C58000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 5 to 7m., 7 to 9w., flexible ensemble group.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 95 minutes

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Home on the Mornin' Train By Kim Hines.

A group of Jewish children in Hitler's 1939 Germany are inspired by tales of African American slaves escaping via the Underground Railroad a century before.

  • Product Code: H48000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 7m., 8w.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 75 minutes

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Hush: An Interview With America By James Still.

A lion roams across the country. An anchorwoman bursts through a TV screen for a bite of apple pie. The FBI lurks in the microwave. Under an apple tree in her backyard, Maggie Parks is at the whirling center of it all.

  • Product Code: H45000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 5 to 15 any gender.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 80 minutes

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The Secret Garden Adapted by Pamela Sterling. Optional underscoring by Chris Limber. Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

This joyous story about the growth and blossoming of the earth and the human spirit is a garden of delight for the ears and the imagination. Mary and Colin, whose natures have been badly warped, thrive with the discovery that selflessness opens a secret door to happiness. This adaptation is highly theatrical, yet easy to stage and fills us with the magic of theatre.

  • Product Code: S26000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 5m., 3w. (1 robin.)

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  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

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A Thousand Cranes By Kathryn Schultz Miller.

This is the true story of 12-year-old Sadako, who learns that she has "radiation sickness," or leukemia—an effect of the Hiroshima bombing that happened 10 years ago. Her wish is to be healed by the gods by folding 1,000 paper cranes, but she dies before she can finish. Her friends and classmates finish folding the cranes and build a monument to honor her and all the children who were killed by the atom bomb.

  • Product Code: T80000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1 to 2m., 2 to 3w., up to 2 either gender.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 45 minutes

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The Wise Men of Chelm By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Based on Jewish folktales.

Tales of the eternally good-natured but misguided wise men of Chelm and favorites from Jewish folklore said to date back to the 1500s, are woven together with traditional folk dance and humor.

  • Product Code: W73000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 4m., 2w. Expandable to 10 roles, plus extras.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 40 minutes

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The Mischief Makers By Lowell Swortzell.

  • Product Code: MG8000
  • Genre:
  • Cast Size: 2m., 2w., playing several roles.
  • Approx. Run Time: 60 minutes

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The Arkansaw Bear By Aurand Harris.

Saddened by her grandfather's death, Tish runs to her special tree and meets the world's greatest dancing bear. He is old too and is running away from death. In trying to help him, she begins to understand the meaning of both life and death, which helps her to cope with her own sadness.

  • Product Code: AE8000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 1w., 5 either gender.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 50 minutes

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The Crane Wife Book by Barbara Carlisle. Music (optional) by David Newsome. Adapted from Japanese folklore and based on a production idea by Randy Ward.

The peasant Kokuro removes an arrow from a stricken crane, who then comes in secret gratitude to live with him as a wife. When her weaving of magnificent cloth saves them from starvation, the poor peasant yields to greed and suspicion and loses his most precious gift.

  • Product Code: CJ3000
  • Genre: Drama|Melodrama
  • Cast Size: Cast:12 to 20 with varied mixture of men and women.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 75 minutes

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Jungalbook Adapted by Edward Mast. Based on the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling.

This dramatization places the jungle of India on a children's playground. Mowgli, the human child raised by wolves in the jungle, must destroy Sherakhan, the tiger who killed his parents. But his use of rope stolen from the human village has broken jungle law. Now Mowgli must choose whether to defy the law or leave the jungle forever.

  • Product Code: J54000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 6 either gender.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 75 minutes

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Wiley and the Hairy Man By Suzan Zeder.

Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, this spine-tingling play centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

  • Product Code: WC9000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 3m., 1w., 4 either gender with optional extras.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 70 minutes

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The Yellow Boat By David Saar.

This play is based on the true story of a boy, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died 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. Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world.

  • Product Code: Y29000
  • Genre: Drama|Tragedy
  • Cast Size: 4m., 3w.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 75 minutes

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Selkie By Laurie Brooks.

In Scotland, selkies transform into lasses on Midsummer's Eve and dance on the beach. This play chronicles the story of a 16-year-old who discovers a pelt that unlocks the mystery foretold.

  • Product Code: SW7000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 4w.

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  • Approx. Run Time: 45 minutes

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