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Literary Adaptations

From adaptations of modern classics like A Wrinkle in Time to large cast adaptions of literary classics, Stage Partners has a catalog of excellent plays for schools and theatres.

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  • A Wrinkle in Time - John Glore - Stage Partners

    A Wrinkle in Time (Glore)

    Adapted by John Glore from the novel by Madeleine L'Engle
    Length: 65-70 minutes
    Cast Size: 6-10 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 3M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back--braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract. Rec...
  • A Wrinkle in Time - Tracy Young - Stage Partners

    A Wrinkle in Time (Young)

    Adapted by Tracy Young from the novel by Madeleine L'Engle
    Length: 85-95 minutes
    Cast Size: 13 actors (6F, 6M, 1 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back--braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract. Rec...
  • The Inseparables - Stage Partners

    The Inseparables

    Written By: TJ Young
    Length: 90-100 minutes
    Cast Size: 9 actors (9 any)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The North American Unified Theatre Collaborators of the West really want to put on a show. Like, really bad. Under the leadership of their founder and director, this group of actors has decided to stage a new adaptation of The Three Musketeers. Only, they aren't nearly as prepared as they should be. With puppets and pool noodles, this theatre group prepares for their glorious comeback...that may n...
  • Pride and Prejudice play adapted by Melissa Leilani Larson - Stage Partners

    Pride and Prejudice

    adapted by Melissa Leilani Larson from the novel by Jane Austen
    Length: 120 minutes
    Cast Size: 11-25+ actors possible (suggested casting: 6M, 11F)
    Genre: Comedy
    Synopsis:
    Full of distinct characters, sparkling wit and timeless romance that has never gone out of print, Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice comes alive on stage in this crisp adaptation. Almost from their first meeting, Elizabeth Bennet finds herself at odds with the reticent Mr. Darcy. She finds him cold and arrogant while he disapproves of her family and social standing. Despite his...
  • Elephant/Man - Del Martin - Stage Partners

    Elephant/Man

    Adapted by Del Martin
    Length: 100 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-30+ actors (suggested casting: 2F, 2M, 8 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    The story of Joseph Merrick (a.k.a. The Elephant Man) comes to life in this highly theatrical retelling featuring an ensemble of performers that share the role of Merrick. Whether on a bare stage or with an elaborate set, this adaptable play shines the spotlight on the vivid inner life of Joseph Merrick, and his relationship with the good Dr. Treves. This classic story of the ultimate outcast feel...
  • Spoon River - Stage Partners

    Spoon River

    Adapted by Jason Pizzarello from The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
    Length: 75-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-50 actors (suggested casting: 17F, 23M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak from the grave of the day-to-day hopes and dreams of their lives. Touching, anguished, and contemptuous, their voices and stories weave together in this fresh new take on a modern American classic. You won't forget what you've heard from these distinctively small-town folk as they evoke universal themes of hope, despair, and love. (A one-act ver...
  • The 24 Days Before Christmas - Stage Partners

    The 24 Days Before Christmas

    Adapted by Jason Pizzarello from the story by Madeleine L'Engle
    Length: 65-75 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-50 actors (suggested casting: 4F, 3M, 13 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The Austin family has a cherished tradition of doing something special every day counting down to Christmas - from baking cookies to decorating the tree. This year is a stressful one for Vicky Austin as she's cast as the youngest angel in the Christmas Pageant. Plus the family is preparing for the birth of a new brother or sister. Will the baby wait until January? Will Vicky mess up her big role?...
  • A Wind in the Door (Goldfinger) - Stage Partners

    A Wind in the Door (Goldfinger)

    Adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger from the novel by Madeleine L'Engle
    Length: 60-70 minutes.
    Cast Size: 5-11 actors (suggested casting: 2F, 2M, 1 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    One of literature’s favorite heroines, Meg Murry, the fierce and fiery heroine of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel A Wrinkle in Time, is back to join forces with her brother Charles Wallace and friend Calvin for a fantastical adventure. When an extraterrestrial creature recruits the trio to fight an evil force, they’ll travel across a galaxy—and through the cells of a human body—to st...
  • A Christmas Carol - Stage Partners

    A Christmas Carol

    Adapted by Jon Jory & Marcia Dixcy Jory from the novel by Charles Dickens
    Length: 80-90 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-50 actors (suggested casting: 11F, 9M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    A hit seasonal favorite at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Jon Jory and Marcia Dixcy Jory's spirited adaptation of the classic Christmas tale will surely make for a lively holiday season. Charles Dickens himself narrates Ebenezer Scrooge's magical night’s journey as he visits his past, present, and future before discovering life's true gifts. A lean and theatrical adaptation with a l...
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