Ninety minutes ; eight women, one man, unlimited ensemble
When Lilli Barnes was sixteen years old, she saw a fairy. Encouraged by her impressionable little cousin Mabel, Lilli snaps a photograph, and suddenly, what started as a magical game to distract from the worry of the Great War becomes a national sensation, attracting gullible authors, skeptical reporters, and eccentric spiritualists from all over the world. But swept up in the strangeness of their supernatural sighting, and daunted by the pressures of newfound fame, Lilli and Mabel are left to wonder if they can believe their eyes...or if the “magic” they’ve uncovered is merely imagination run wild.
Cottingley is available for publication and production - email Claire for details!
Seventy-five minutes ; two women, one man
May Welland has spent her entire life preparing to be Mrs. Newland Archer: the perfect wife for the perfect husband. She is demure, devoted, and unfailingly uninterested in anyone or anything else but him...until the homecoming of her scandal-stained cousin, the tragic and mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska puts an end to the perfectly gilded existence May had never before thought to doubt.
The Age of Innocence is available for premiere.
Sixty minutes ; one woman, one man
A Regency romance novel for the stage! London, 1813. After a lifetime of striving for perfection in everything, Felicity Finch has changed her mind. Determined to ruin her reputation and free herself from the societal rules she once esteemed above all, she enlists the help of an infamous playboy—but in meeting her opposite, perhaps she’s also met her match...
Fortune & Felicity is available for premiere.
Ninety minutes ; thirteen to thirty actors of all genders
New neighbors, old friends, awkward flirtations, and crowded dances...there’s always some matter for gossip and speculation stirring up the little English village of Meryton. And in this countryside whirlwind live the five Bennet sisters, who couldn’t be more different from one another...but when prospective marriages, money troubles, and the painful mistakes that accompany coming of age shake the foundations of their family, they must find a way to grow together, rather than growing apart.
P&P is available at YouthPLAYS!
Ninety minutes ; fifteen to thirty actors of all genders
Fanny Price has always felt out of place in the splendor and stateliness of Mansfield Park, the estate of her wealthy relations the Bertrams, a quarrelsome family that always is astir over something or other. The arrival of new bohemian neighbors, the Crawfords, further unsettles the household, as does the impending marriage of eldest daughter Maria. Lost in the shuffle, Fanny must take care not to lose sight of herself, and forge a path that brings her true happiness, no matter what others may think.
Mansfield Park is available for premiere.
Seventy minutes ; nine girls and three boys, ages 10 - 18
Hoping to cheer up one of their number, whose life is about to change forever in the face of her sister’s impending marriage, a dozen young dreamers transform Charlotte Lennox’s novel, The Female Quixote, into a play of their very own. Like her namesake from Cervantes, their story’s title character, Arabella, believes all the world is her personal fairytale. However, as she grows up, Arabella must grow into new realities of love and loss, and so, too, must the young ladies, learning how to care for and support one another in their fast-changing world.
The Female Quixote is available at YouthPLAYS!
Sixty minutes ; flexible ensemble cast