This is the story of five-year-old JJ (who has lots of questions) and eight-year-old Izzy (a know-it-all who doesn’t know it all), siblings who have recently lost their grandmother. They embark on a funny and touching hero’s journey to try to make sense of loss, grief, death and life. Exploring this timely topic with humor and heart, everyone learns of resiliency and “sticky” emotions, while being able to see themselves reflected in these characters and draw support and strength from their experience with the play.
Available in 2 versions — #1 has roles for 1m 1f — #2 has roles for 1m 1f + 4 more roles to be played by either gender. Both scripts are sold in one document to allow you to use whichever version you choose. Some producers may find that for a sit down production they will prefer the 6-cuaracter version and for a tour they may want the 2-character version. If you do a sit-down and a tour, you may use both scripts for those purposes if you want to.
Part of the
- 1f 1m or 1m 1f 4either
- running time 30 minutes
- CHARACTERS 1m 1f
IZZY–– Age 8, a talkative know-it-all who doesn’t know it all
JJ–– Age 5, her brother, who has lots of questions
- The characters of RIVER, SWAMP, CAVE and MOUNTAIN round out the 6-character version
- SETTING – Here and lots of other wondrous and fearsome places
- COSTUMES — Simple, modern and colorful
- ORDER #3251
- The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of the 2-character VERSION of the play, and the first half of the 6-character VERSION of the play: RiverSwampCaveMountain PERUSAL 2SCRIPTS
PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS 2 person version:
(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 #3251a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
- First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3251d : $35
- Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3251e : $30
- Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
- 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.
- Premiered at Plan-B Theatre Company – Toured to elementary schools (K-3) using the 2-character version from October 13-November 18, 2017
- As recognized by the Dramatists Guild of America, Plan-B Theatre Company is the only professional theatre company in the United States producing full seasons of new plays by local playwrights.
The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
a play for grades K-3
by Elaine Jarvik
Based on a TRUE STORY
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.)
THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
“River.Swamp.Cave.Mountain. is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals. All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”
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