La Bella Cinderella
of the Prince George's Children's Theatre competition. It toured Prince
George County, MD during the summer of 2013 and was part of the 2013
Minneapolis Fringe Festival.
"There aren't many Fringe offerings
that are truly all-ages shows, but this is one and it's very fun,
even if attending kid-less. It's an adaptation of "La Cenerentola,"
the Italian folk tale that inspired "Cinderella" (and Rossini's opera),
but in Claudia Haas' version, the title character is OCD about cleaning,
which is too much for her stepmother but just right for an order-obsessed
prince. It's presented with the kind of comedies performed in Renaissance-era
public squares, and is delivered with a light touch and plenty of
kid-pleasing charm." - Rob Hubbard, St. Paul Pioneer Press
CAST: 6 (3f, 2m, 1 m or f
Running Time: 55 minutes
Theatre for Young Audiences; suitable for touring
The Primo Pasta
Players turn the Cinderella tale topsy-turvy with zany, pasta-loving
fun. Help the Players get ready for the ball, save Cinderella from
a wild boar and stop the villainous clown from stealing the crown!
Silly rules the land!Music and dance are welcome additions. Interactive
for ages 4-10. Find an excerpt on the Plays Page.
the Universe Didn't Blink
CAST: 3 (2f, 1m)
Running Time: 85 minutes
Community Theatre, High School Theatre
Miranda dwells in the
past. Any past - as long as it is in a time prior to her father's
death. Reeling from her mother's remarriage, Miranda spends a week
with her Great Aunt and acquaints herself with an ancestor from her
father's past - the Russian Explorer-Physicist Otto Schmidt. In trips
to the North Pole with Otto, Miranda seeks to find her father and
come to terms with his passing. Find an excerpt on the Plays Page.
The play had a scene presented as part of a Twin Cities Playwright
T.E.A.S.E. (The Easy Access Script Experience) in June 2013 in Minneapolis.
As a result, Theatre Pro Rata held a reading of the play in October
The Caruso Sisters - Serio-comic
Cast: 5 females (ages approximate:
Running Time: 90 minutes approximate
Drama; Adults; Community
Giancarlo has died. Anna and Emilia come to help newly-widowed
Tess through a difficult time. But Tess is amazingly calm. Maybe Anna
and Emilia are the ones who need help.
The play was writted to
address the waste of "fine wine" actresses that are seldom seen on
stages anymore even though women over the age of 40 make up the bulk
of theatre audiences.
Cap o' Rushes - 2013
Winner, East Valley Children's Theatre Aspiring Playwright Contest
17 (8f, 4m, 5 m or f) - many extras possible
Running Time: 60-75 minutes
(depending on added music)
Comedy; Theatre for Young Audiences; Theatre
for Young Performers
Known as one of the "salt" fairy tales or
as one of the "Cinderella" fairy tales, Cap o' Rushes follows the
adventures of a young maiden seeking her place in the world. Thrown
out of her father's house for telling her father that she loves him
"as much as meat loves salt," Sabine embarks on a quest to make her
way in the world. With the help of two magical sprites, Sabine re-invents
herself as Cap o' Rushes and carves out a new life.
premiered at East Valley Children's Theatre in Mesa, AZ in February
2014. It will be published by Pioneer Drama in 2014.
is designed for young performers. Music and dance additions enhance
the story and the experience. Find an excerpt on the Plays Page.
and George published by YouthPLAYS. Large-cast comedy for young performers
loosely based on Aesop's lesser-known fables. Information and
Comedy; Theatre for Young Performers