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The Girl in the Lavender Glasses – Children’s play about being different

children's play about being different

THE GIRL IN THE LAVENDER GLASSES – CHILDREN’S PLAY ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT

Like any other little girl, Marion wanted to go to school, play with her friends and be a kid. For ten months these little things that sometimes go unappreciated, became completely off-limits to Marion when she was hospitalised due to a rare eye condition. Dr Williams had the child’s eyes bandaged completely for her time in the hospital and she had no existence beyond the doors of her hospital bed in this children’s play about being different.

One day, Marion’s parents and Marion herself were presented with a donation of night eye glasses to help her see in her everyday life. She would get back to her normal routine before the hospitalisation. Marion’s story then began again and ended where her new world took shape and in three acts, this drama shows that the ones amoungst us who are scorned for being different, are magic.

She was a friend, she was a daughter, she was a girl, and she was a hero.

Author: John Zurn

Type: Children’s play about being different

Genre: Children’s drama

Cast: 10F, 11M, 6-10N. Mains: 2 – M, 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Children to adult

Suitable for: Children up

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Doctor’s Office, her school, a restaurant, library, the family home, the playground, a house. Scene changes can be simple, to indicate basic changes , like a chair and tables moving round.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – crowd control and scene changes

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Copyright © February 2019 John Zurn and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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SANTA’S HOLIDAY – A SOUTH AFRICAN CHRISTMAS PLAY

In this South African Christmas Play, Santa is forced to take a holiday in October by his doctor, who says the stress of being Santa is putting him at risk for a heart attack.  Santa and his wife decide to go to camping in South Africa for their holiday and drink some wine and have fun in the sun.

Unfortunately, Santa is kidnapped and held for ransom by the Tokoloshe, who keeps him in his shack until he gets the ransom. Mrs Claus cannot afford the ransom, and appeals to the embassy of the North Pole to pay it, but it isn’t their policy to pay ransoms or negotiate with kidnappers!

Time passes and Christmas eve approaches. At the North pole,  the elves and other fairytale characters are in a flat panic. In desperation they appeal to Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet to deliver the presents. Unfortunately they don’t drive and will have to deliver the presents on foot…

Author: Pillar Pringiers-Spinnox

Genre: Christmas play – full length play

Type: Two act play

Suitable for : All ages

Number of actors: Thirty two  32 – ideal for a school production

Ages of the characters/actors: Young to old but can be played by any age with makeup

Level of difficulty:  7/10 –  quite wordy

Set:  There are a number of different scenes but most can be accomplished with two simple backdrops – one for the South African scenes and the other for the North pole scenes and the odd furnishings to represent their current location.

Note: Some pop songs are incorporated in the script. The license to perform these songs may need to be acquired separately. Otherwise they can be substituted at the director’s discretion.

More about playwright Pillar Pringiers-Spinnox.  Other plays by Pillar

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Cost is $5

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Copyright July 2013 Pilar Pringiers-Spinnox and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Sleeping Beauty – the pantomime with a modern day twist
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