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Coming Home: A Christmas Story — Musical

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 in Christmas Plays and Musicals, Family Audience Plays and Musicals, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Premiere Musicals, Religious Titles

Book & Lyrics by George G. King Music & Lyrics by C. Michael Perry (Perfect for Professional, Community, College/University, and Church groups.) On the night of the great blizzard of 1953 a young couple find their way to the Herstoller Hotel, a mountain inn. She is pregnant. Their car has broken down just outside. They are looking for a room. The innkeeper’s wife is leaving; she has had it. As her husband enters they begin to air their personal laundry in front of these young strangers. But a busload of entertainers is on their way, and though the inn is all booked up––the beds aren’t made, yet! The wife leaves. The young couple is turned away. The daughter of the innkeeper, and her boyfriend, arrive. The innkeeper’s wife re-enters with the young couple in tow, and she needs a...

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Jenifer Nii — Author

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Jenifer Nii has had five plays produced at Plan-B Theatre Company. They include THE SCARLET LETTER and SUFFRAGE, which garnered back-to-back nominations for the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg Award for Best New American Play Produced Outside New York, and RUFF! a play for young audiences. THE WEIRD PLAY will premier at Plan-B in 2018. PLAYS PUBLISHED: RUFF! The Scarlet Letter...

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RUFF! by Jenifer Nii — TYA

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 in Child and Youth Audiences, Latest, New Releases, Plan-B Theatre Company Play, Plays, Women Playwrights and Composers

by Jenifer Nii (For grades K-3 performed by Teens through Adults for Child Audiences) RUFF! is a metaphorical “tail” of two shelter dogs – Axel and Buddy. Together they discover what’s possible when dogs and their people learn to see past stereotypes and summon the courage to be the best they can be. It explores the issues of self-confidence, prejudice, and overcoming fear. RUFF! received its world premiere in 2015 as part of Plan-B’s third annual Free Elementary School Tour. A Plan-B Theatre Company Play PLAY DETAILS Anthropomorphic costumes, or simple suggestion Simple setting About 35 minutes 1M1F ORDER #3203 Available now! COMMENTS: FROM THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS WHO SAW THE PLAN-B TOUR “On many levels RUFF! gave us discussion topics. One tiny reference to making the dogs’ experiences apply to humans caused my students to do just...

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The Little Mermaid’s Little Sister — TYA

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in Child and Youth Audiences, Latest, New Releases, Plays, Women Playwrights and Composers

by Jennifer L. Reck (Perfect for any professional, amateur or educational group performing for children or young people.) The Little Mermaid gives up her voice to become human for the Prince, but the Prince wants to be a fish. Nothing makes sense on land or sea until the Little Mermaid’s Little Sister takes on the Sea Witch to make things right. Along the way she is helped by her sea dog, Finn, held hostage by a mischievous swarm of eels, and plays a friendly game of Hearts. PLAY DETAILS 8 females, 4 males, 1 either The Little Mermaid: A teenage mermaid ready to risk it all to become human for a human who wants to become a fish The Little Mermaid’s Little Sister: A wily girl with a strong sense of how to look out for herself and those...

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A Playwright’s Potential to Excellence — BLOG August 10, 2017

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in PLC BLOG

Apply this to you, the Playwright (Composer, Lyricist) and to each of your characters. It sort of goes along with what I wrote last time, but since humans have been talking about this for at least 2000 years, I thought it would be good to mention it again. “Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore give yourself FULLY to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character [yours and those in your play] through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths. Remain steadfast…and one day you will build something that endures; something worthy of your potential.” –Epectitus, Roman teacher and philosopher — 55-135 AD I think Epectitus should have been a playwrighting teacher. This advice is perfect for creating characters in your plays and musicals...

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