Clara and the Mermaids • Zoom Internet Version

by J. D. Newman

Episode 3 of the Sandy Hunter Saga

Twelve-year-old Clara doesn’t know what she wants to be, but she knows doesn’t want to be a miniature version of her mother, Sandy Hunter Gentry. Clara imitates those around her, including a shy girl named Paisley, and her pretending leads her into the world of drama and theatre. She adapts and performs her own version of Hans Cristian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and stage manages her elementary school production of Disney’s musical version. Clara comprehends how the mermaid lost her voice by changing herself for others and how she found peace by being true to herself and her instincts. This third story in the Sandy Hunter Saga, presented through letters, emails, and text messages and written to be presented in a Zoom format, takes place 37 years after Sandy and the Weird Sisters and brings the story full circle as Sandy shares her twelve-year-old self with her own twelve-year-old daughter.

This play can be used as a ZOOM Performance, as a Reader’s Theatre (with or without social distancing) or a fully staged production.

  • Part 1: Sandy and the Weird Sisters PLAY VERSION • PRINT NOVEL
  • Part 2: Sandy and the Dance of Faith PLAY VERSION • PRINT NOVEL
  • Part 3: Clara and the Mermaids PRINT NOVEL

To be available for production in the Late Summer / Early Fall of 2020


PLAY DETAILS

  • Cast of Characters – 2g, 1b, 3w
    • Clara Gentry – A twelve-year-old girl with short hair and long imagination
      Sandy Gentry – Clara’s mother who writes to her daughter and shares her twelve-year-old self
      Paisley York – Clara’s sixth grade friend who has kept a secret
      Britain York – Clara’s younger brother, a fourth-grader and a gentleman
      Mrs. York – Paisley and Britain’s mother
      Mrs. Hamilton – Director of the elementary school production of The Little Mermaid Jr (May be doubled with Mrs. York)
  • Contemporary Costumes and Setting
  • PERFORMANCE LENGTH: 45-50 minutes
  • Order # 3255

PERUSAL MATERIALS


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    • Script in PDF format  — Order#3255a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



    • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3255d : $50




    • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3255e : $40




  • Internet/Zoom/Blog/Streaming Royalties will be quoted upon application (below)
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application (below)
  • Performance License Application: No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.



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PRODUCTIONS

  • TBA

BILLING CREDITS

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

Clara and the Mermaids
adapted from his novel

by
J.D. Newman

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:
Clara and the Mermaids is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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