adapted from The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
Full-length. 75-90 minutes
8-50 actors, gender flexible
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.
Royalty fee per performance: $75. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your request.
There is also a one-act version specifically created for virtual performance, which you can read here.
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Will you allow my high school to record it for competition? We are doing a virtual contest this year in Minnesota.
Hi Margaret, Yes recording to use for competition would be permitted. Every day/time the recording is streamed and/or available would be equal to one stage performance royalty. Please let us know if you have any other questions at email@example.com. Thanks!
Can you edit this work for a one act 35 minutes?
Hello! Thanks for your interest. Your request would be approved to cut for time - and we can set you up with a one-act royalty rate. Please let us know when you're ready to move forward at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!