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Zink-the Myth the Legend the Zebra Cover Z20000

Zink: the Myth, the Legend, the Zebra

By Cherie Bennett.

Product Code: Z20000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 25 plus extras.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Large-Cast Version. Commissioned by First Stage Milwaukee, Zink is about true courage in the face of unpredictable predators. In an age where too many are quick to confront fears and differences with senseless violence, Zink exemplifies the importance of tolerance and acceptance. Imaginative, funny, and heartbreaking, this allegory features a pre-teen girl with leukemia and a herd of talking African zebras whom she meets when she is diagnosed with her life-threatening illness. The zebras include street-smart Ice Z, grandfatherly Papa Zeke and pompous Zilch, along with Shlep, a furry green monkey who's certain he's also a zebra. The zebras recount to her their legend of Zink, a mythical polka-dotted zebra once an outcast but later a hero. As Becky's condition worsens and she is mistreated by some classmates, she zaps back and forth between real life and the zebra world, until the shattering, breathtaking, and uplifting climax. Suitable for ages 8 and up.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code Z20000
  • Cast Size 25
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871298829
* 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

"This is a cute and funny play with a great message. It was very well received. It also worked well as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital due to the subject of the play."
Review by Greg Gaskill, Foothill High School Theatre, Henderson, Nev.

Media Reviews

"Brilliantly exposes important themes while avoiding clich├ęs and easy resolutions. Superb." -Shepherd Express

"Playwright Bennett does a masterful job of balancing the hard realities of illness and the magic found on the zebras' African plains. A clear case of theatrical risks bringing great rewards." -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Basic Academy of International Studies Henderson Nevada 4/18/2024 4/20/2024
St. Andrews Sewanee School Sewanee Tennessee 5/3/2024 5/5/2024


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