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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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  • 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.
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Stage Partners

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Adapted by Hans Bloedel & Peter Bloedel from the tale by Washington Irving
    Length: 90-100 minutes
    Cast Size: 10-30 actors (suggested casting: 7F, 8M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    America’s first great ghost story, Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow follows the quirky and superstitious antics of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, who is haunted by the dreaded Headless Horseman. This imaginative adaptation stays true to the world that Irving creates in this American gothic tale, but adds a lyrical quality that further enhances the humor, the magic, and the ter...
  • The Velveteen Rabbit - Stage Partners

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Adapted by Janet Allard from the book by Margery Williams
    Length: 65-75 minutes
    Cast Size: 9-14 actors (suggested casting: 3F, 3M, 3 any)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    “Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.” A stuffed toy rabbit’s quest to become real through the love of a child drives this adaptation of Margery Williams’ timeless tale that celebrates the power of love to transform out lives. Join a boy and his rabbit in a world of strange and wonderful magic with talking toys, wild adventures, and secret burrows, as they...
  • 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...
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (one-act) adapted by Hans Bloedel and Peter Bloedel

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (one-act)

    Adapted by Hans Bloedel & Peter Bloedel from the tale by Washington Irving
    Length: 40-50 minutes (the playwrights also allow additional cuts for time, competitions)
    Cast Size: 8-30 actors (suggested casting: 7F, 8M)
    Genre: Drama
    Synopsis:
    This play is coming soon. Contact Stage Partners to request a prepublication perusal script.  America’s first great ghost story, Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow follows the quirky and superstitious antics of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, who is haunted by the dreaded Headless Horseman. This imaginative adaptation stays true to the world that Irving creates in this...
  • 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...
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