The Opposing Wheel • A Mythical Fantasia

A World Waiting to Break Free!

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

In this magical fantasy, the ancient, the modern, and the future collide. As heir of the curse of the famous Lady of Shallot, Magdalena Devonshire has never set foot outside her castle and is plagued by devils, but soon the world will be coming to her. A strange man calling himself Daniel drops a dead body on her table. Next, he brings the body back to life! But this is only the beginning of what Time has in store for Maggie. Follow along with Maggie’s adventure as immortal prophets, amnesiac wizards, and Arthurian legends descend upon her world for a conflict that will affect the future and the past!

GENRES: Fantasy, Mythology, Romance


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 8 (4 f, 5 m)
  • RUN TIME: 2 hours
  • SETS: Surreal
  • COSTUMES: Fantasy/Contemporary
  • ORDER # 3308

REVIEWS

“The Opposing Wheel is something we don’t get on stage very often: high fantasy . . . Stewart’s script is complex and full of detail . . . [if you] enjoy fantasy stories like the Narnia books, then the show should be irresistible.”Russell Warne, Utah Theater Bloggers Association

“I wish I could have gotten a shot of the nearly full moon peeking out of the clouds behind us as it rose above the mountain top [at the outdoor Castle Theater]. It was magical, just like Mahonri’s play. Literally. Magical spells and all. What a thought provoking, crazy mix of characters from Camelot, minions of the devil, a lovely pagan trapped in a tower, and a Mormon . . . But nothing turns out the way you expect. It’s pretty difficult to figure out who the real heroes are because everyone has goodness and everyone has flaws … an amusing, touching, modern fairy tale. With a nice feminist twist, I might add. Keep your eyes on this Mahonri Stewart, people.”Margy Layton, Shove Me in the Shallow Water


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains Act One of the script of the play is available, (it also has an extensive Author’s Note.): Opposing Wheel PERUSAL 3308
  • The PRINT VERSION of THE OPPOSING WHEEL is published by ZARAHEMLA BOOKS in the volume EVENING EUCALYPTUS AND OTHER PLAYS and is available on Amazon
. A great way to peruse the entire script for $12.00 HERE

PRODUCTION/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. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3308a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3308d : $90



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3308e : $80




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • 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.




BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

The Opposing Wheel

by
Mahonri Stewart

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. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
THE OPPOSING WHEEL is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • Imminent Catharsis Media, 2012
  • PREMIERE: Utah Valley University, 2006