Rumors of Polar Bears by Jonathan Dorf

Click the above button to order a perusal copy or performance rights.

About The Play

Fremont High School (Sunnyvale, CA; photo by Ojas Devanathan).

Dramedy.  90-100 minutes.  8-25+ females, 4-15+ males (14-40+ performers possible).  Suitable for high school (or advanced middle school) and older performers, and middle school and older audiences.

Rumors of Polar Bears premiered at Capital High School (Helena, MT).

Printed Script:  $7.95 (contains special author commentary) Digital Perusal Script: $7.50.   Performance Royalties: $70.00/performance.  Production Photocopy License:  $50.00
(PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $75.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only).  Limited Video License: $75.00 (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  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


Capital High School (Helena, MT).

A ragtag band of teens struggles for survival in the face of a climate induced catastrophe. Despite having to scavenge for food and water, they find fun where they can, frolicking in the "party pool" and forgetting themselves just long enough to be teenagers. But when they are forced to flee their makeshift home, they'll encounter everything from unfinished coloring books and failing paradises to a frozen-in-time former pre-kindergarten drama class, deadly bikers determined to turn the chaos into their own new world order, and a mysterious people that even the bikers won't cross. As the road takes its toll, will the teen refugees follow Deme, their leader, and chase after the rumored polar bears that she believes are the key to their long-term survival, or will the little patchwork family fall apart?

Read An Excerpt


If you are unable to read PDF files, click here to download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

More Images