Clever Manka • TYA • World Tales

A Czechoslovakian tale adapted by Genevieve Aichele

Riddles. Cleverness. This simple, charming story will delight children and adults alike as The Burgomaster of a little village dispenses wisdom and settles legal cases and disagreements brought to him through riddles and his Villagers seem happy. Until clever Manka, daughter of a local Shepherd, begins to unravel all the riddles, and the Burgomaster does something drastic. Twice! But the joke is on him!

Part of the TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD SERIES


PLAY DETAILS:

  • TYA
  • 4f, 3m (can be doubled to 3f, 3m)
    • Narrator, F
      Manka, daughter of a Shepherd, F
      Burgomaster, youthful head of the village, M
      Farmer, a difficult man, M
      Shepherd, a man who wants a promise kept, M
      Wife, F
      Villager, F (could be played by the Narrator)
  • The Settings are fluid in and around the village
  •  Costumes of Czechoslovakia (modern or traditional — or both)
  • About 15 minutes
  • ORDER #3140

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play: Clever Manka PERUSAL
  • 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.

PURCHASE 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 #3140a : $10.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3140d : $15




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3140e : $15




  • 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.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Story Theatre Camp, New Hampshire Theatre Project, Portsmouth, NH

BILLING CREDITS

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

Clever Manka
A Czechoslovakian Tale

adapted by
Genevieve Aichele

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


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