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 info@youthplays.com.  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!

Synopsis

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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