Manuelo, the Playing Mantis by Wysteria Edwards
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About The Play
Young audiences. 10-15 minutes. 6 either (with the potential to use puppets instead of live actors). Suitable for elementary school and older.
Adapted for the stage from the book by Don Freeman.
Printed Script: $6.95 (part of the Classics for Kids anthology; contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $5.75. Performance Royalties: $20.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $20.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Classroom Photocopy License: $25.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $25.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at email@example.com. Need detailed help? Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!
Manuelo the praying mantis desperately wants to make an instrument. After many failed attempts and ridicule from insects and other animals, he befriends a spider who helps him make a cello and beautiful music.
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