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Back Cover - Stage Partners

Back Cover


  One-act. 40-45 minutes*

 10 actors, large female cast

 The unexpected divorce of Madison’s parents relocated her to New York City—a place that she has vowed to loathe. Through incredible coincidence, Madison finds a shoebox full of letters belonging to a young woman named Jessica. A connection is formed that will forever change the course of Madison’s life. Narrated by Madison’s older self, Back Cover is a story of loss, courage, humanity, and the painful—but wonderful—experience of growing up.

Royalty fee per performance: $60. Script fee for Printable PDF: $150 (print/copy as many times as you need for your production)Virtual Performance and Live-streaming rights are available. Contact us at with the details of your request.

*There is also a 32-minute version available for competitions, if a tighter time frame is needed. Contact for details.

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  • If I wanted to do this for UIL One Act Play Competition, is it possible to do scenes from it in 40minutes? Also if it is possible to do for competition, how can I order a hard copy to send to state for approval?


    Thanks for your interest in Back Cover! Yes - it can be done in UIL. Actually there is a shorter version available that plays around 32 minutes. We'd be happy to email you a copy for perusal and approval purposes - no charge. Please email us at with your group's information.