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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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  • Tuck Everlasting - adapted by Mark Frattaroli from the book by Natalie Babbitt - Stage Partners

    Tuck Everlasting

    Adapted by Mark Frattaroli from the novel by Natalie Babbitt
    Length: 65-80 minutes
    Cast Size: 8-20 actors, (suggested casting: 4F, 4M, 4 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    In 1880, 10-year-old Winnie Foster, trapped by the rules imposed by her strait-laced family, runs away and discovers the humble Tucks who had accidentally stumbled upon a spring long ago that gave them eternal life. Winnie promises to keep their dangerous secret but then a sinister stranger in a yellow suit arrives at their door with intentions to steal the immortal water for himself. Ultimately W...
  • The Twelve Huntsmen - Stage Partners

    The Twelve Huntsmen

    Written By: Briandaniel Oglesby
    Length: 60-90 minutes, flexible (see synopsis)
    Cast Size: 15-60 actors (15F, 3M, 10 any)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy
    Synopsis:
    The Brothers Grimm tromp through the forest in search of fairy tales and stumble into a story: the princess “Cesario” and a band of eleven women have disguised themselves as Huntsmen. Over the night, the women tell stories inspired by food. Some are dark, some comic, some strange, some new, and some familiar. Every Huntsman has a story, but not all are told every night and the order is random....
  • The Wizard of Oz - Stage Partners

    The Wizard of Oz

    Adapted by Jon Jory from the book by L. Frank Baum
    Length: 30-40 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 14F, 10M)
    Genre: Dramedy, Drama
    Synopsis:
    In this faithful and playfully short adaptation of the original novel, Dorothy lands in Oz and must find her way home to Kansas. But first she must find the yellow brick road, make it through the poppy field, avoid the flying monkeys, and defeat the Wicked Witch. No big deal. Luckily she has the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Glinda the Good Witch on her side.
  • Night of the Macabre by Tracy Wells

    Night of the Macabre

    Written By: Tracy Wells
    Length: 90-100 minutes (but can be shortened - see description)
    Cast Size: 11-36 actors (suggested casting: 9M, 11F, 14 any gender)
    Genre: Comedy, Drama
    Synopsis:
    A hunt for horror finds four friends at the Museum of the Macabre…a wax museum displaying scenes from short stories by  great authors of Gothic Horror like Poe, Hawthorne, and Irving. But as unnerving as the exhibits - and the stories behind them - are…the real terror for the fearless four comes when the exhibits start to come to life! This easy-to-stage play celebrates great short stori...
  • 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...
  • Little Women...Now

    Little Women...Now

    Length: 135 minutes
    Cast Size: 7 actors (5F, 2M)
    Genre: Dramedy, Comedy, Drama
    Synopsis:
    In this present-day take on the classic novel, the beloved March women manage love, life, and disappointment with heart, humor, and 21st century sensibilities--and no period costumes!  A 90-minute cutting of this play is also available. Please contact Stage Partners for details.
  • Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde

    Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde

    Adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Length: 30-35 minutes
    Cast Size: 15 actors (suggested casting 2F, 13 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Dr. Jekyll does not seem herself lately, as a series of strange attacks strikes London. Jekyll's honest lawyer Utterson is determined to get to the bottom of the matter, after the seeing the abominable Miss Hyde flee a crime scene into Dr. Jekyll's house. But as Utterson questions the Londoners in Dr. Jekyll's orbit, it becomes clear that the secrets of Jekyll and Hyde are intertwined...  Thi...
  • The Secret Garden - Stage Partners

    The Secret Garden

    Adapted by Erin Detrick from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Length: 45-55 minutes
    Cast Size: 12-48 actors (4F, 5M, 3 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    Orphaned young Mary Lennox finds herself in the charge of a mysterious uncle, in a mysterious house, on the desolate moor in England. Bored and lonely, she starts exploring the gardens and uncovers a secret that has been kept for ten years. But why is everyone here keeping secrets? And who is crying in the house late at night? As spring arrives, the power of nature begins to unlock a beautiful new...
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