The Coloring Book

by Bradley Walton

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About the Play

Young Audiences. 55-65 minutes. 8-14+ gender-flexible roles. 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at the pig, students would recognize the themes from Olweus [an anti-bullying program], and adults could understand the historical references.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.

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

Synopsis

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.

Qty Price Total
Printed Script $7.50 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $7.50 $0.00
Performance Royalties $45.00 $0.00
Production Photocopy License $50.00 $0.00
Classroom Photocopy License $60.00 $0.00
Video License $55.00 $0.00
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Synopsis

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.