Marvelous Tales by Laura Lewis-Barr

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About The Play

Comedy. 40-55 minutes (dependent on level of audience interaction). 1-20 males, 1-20 females (8-30 performers possible). Middle school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.

First produced by Sauk Valley Junior College (Dixon, IL).


Printed Script:  $6.95 (contains special author commentary)Digital Perusal Script: $6.50.   Performance Royalties: $40.00/performance.  Production Photocopy License:  $40.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only).  Limited Video License:  $45.00 (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

Children will actively participate in these four updated and charming folk tales from around the world. In The Giant Wave, a Grandfather’s selfless action saves a town (Japan); in The Robber's Contest, two brilliant thieves dazzle their foes with clever pantomime and physical comedy (Russia); in Three Wishes, two sisters struggle with making the right wish (Europe); and in The Great Treasure, a father learns to value true riches (China).

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Did You Know?


Cheryl Hadley's play, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, has been performed in venues as diverse as British Columbia, Costa Rica, and Guangzhou, China.