The Coloring Book by Bradley Walton

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About The Play


Harrisonburg High School (Harrisonburg, Virginia; photo by Cara Walton).

Young Audiences. 55-65 minutes. 8-14+ performers, gender-flexible. Suitable for middle school and older performers and all audiences.

The Coloring Book Play premiered at Harrisonburg High School (Harrisonburg, VA).

“I was totally blown away by your show. The script was so multifaceted and could be understood on many levels--younger children would laugh at the pig, students would recognize the themes from Olweus [an anti-bullying program], and adults could understand the historical references. It brought me to tears.” –Virginia Healy, middle school teacher.

Printed Script: $7.50 (contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $6.95. Performance Royalties: $45.00/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: $60.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $50.00 (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


Harrisonburg High School (Harrisonburg, Virginia; photo by Cara Walton).

Animals in a coloring book are thrilled when a little boy begins to embellish them with crazy colors and off-the-wall flourishes. But when the boy’s older sister begins coloring other pages in more lifelike hues, social divisions begin to form and friendships are challenged. Will existence as they know it break down? The exuberance and wonder of a picture book meet Animal Farm in this play that offers thoughtful entertainment for performers and audiences of all ages.

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