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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep — play

by Jerry Walker

(A must for any group – professional, amateur and educational, performing for families and teens. A perfect play for High Schools and Youth Theatres.)

They are called the best four years of our lives…and they are, but that four year trek is also dangerous and confusing. You will find all of the things that young people, especially high school students, need to know, want to ask, get stressed-out about and complain about. Between the familiar items of teen angst and adolescence will come those moments of pleasant memory, deep identity, shocking surprise, and utter devastation, as your onstage ‘child’ reaches out for comfort, help, direction––approval; wanting to belong to something/someone. The scenes and monologues in this on-target theatrical, will have you laughing one second and crying for …well, a considerable length of time. The play is about teens and how each action or word spoken by anyone has either a positive or negative effect on someone else, even oneself, and we come to find out that no word or deed is harmless or without consequence. Adults and youth alike, will see themselves in the halls of this school, in the lives of its students; in both the hopes, and the shattered dreams of high-schoolers not so very different from those adults in their lives around them who have walked this path before in a slightly different era but with all the manifestations of expectation, desire, dreams, and despair that haunted them. This is one fine and timeless play.

Northern Maine One Act Play Festival (1st Place), 1997

This 90 minute play will soon be available in an approved  40 minute version for High School competitions.


PLAY DETAILS (Full-Length)

  • 29f, 24m.
  • A school hallway, a swing set, a park bench and streetlamp, a door, a hospital room
  • About 90 minutes
  • Contemporary costumes
  • ORDER #3039

PLAY DETAILS (Competition Version)

  • ?f, ?m
  • A school hallway, a swing set, a park bench and streetlamp, a door, a hospital room
  • 40 minutes
  • Contemporary costumes
  • ORDER #3039OA (Competition Version)

Available!


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • PERUSAL SCRIPT: The PDF of the first act of the full length script is available: NowILayMeDownPERUSAL
  • PERUSAL SCRIPT: The PDF of the APPROVED 40 minute High School Competition version will be available here SOON.

 


REHEARSAL MATERIALS

Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account), EMAIL us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Before we ship any rehearsal material we will need your performance dates, the name of your organization and the theatre where you will perform.

Email us prior to your order so we have the info to give you a complete quote. EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

FULL LENGTH VERSION

  • Script in PDF format — Order #3039a : $20.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to print copies for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3139d : $65.00




     

  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3139e : $55.00




     

  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Performance License Application: LBTLicenseApplication072017 No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us.

COMPETITION VERSION:

  • Script: Order #3039OAa : $15.00 BUTTON SOON
  • Performance Royalty: Order #3139OAd : $30.00 per performance BUTTON SOON

PRODUCTIONS:

  • Schoolhouse Arts Center — June, 1, 2, 3, 2018
  • Biddeford City Theatre (UNE Theatre Ensemble) — 2015
  • Schoolhouse Arts Center — 2012
  • Schoolhouse Arts Center — 2008
  • Gray-New Glouster High School — 2007
  • Lake Region High School — 2003
  • Schoolhouse Arts Center — 2002
  • Living Waters Christian School — 2001
  • Full Length PREMIERE by School House Arts Center, 2002
  • One Act PREMIERE by Stearns High School, Millinocket, Maine for public performances and the Northern Maine One Act Play Festival (1st Place), 1997. (also State Festival Finalist)

 


BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

a play by
Jerry Walker

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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