How to Present a Purim PlaySix Purim plays with full instructions and notes, and a bonus Chanukah play! Only $14.95.
- No royalties
- Flexible cast (there's even a part for the Rabbi's kid!)
- Family fun (parents and grandparents can help)
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When you're planning a Purim play with a cast of young people, this book is an invaluable resource. Packed with practical advice based on years of experience, the book includes six Purim plays you can use with no royalty fees.
But wait! There's more. You also get one Chanukah play. This child-inspired play will simplify your search for a Chanukah presentation this year, next year or whenever.
Each play takes about six rehearsals of 90 minutes to two hours; performance time is about 20 minutes. You can easily adapt these plays to your circumstances, using as many actors as you wish--from a dozen to 50. And there's a special role for just about everyone!
- Shushan Sit Down With songs set to familiar melodies, such as "Single Belles," this play follows the dramatic story of Purim.
- The Shushan Boys Exploring profound social and medical themes (sorta), this play takes a fresh look at the Purim narrative and introduces the Booties of Cement.
- Mordechai Mendoza England's foremost 18th-century boxer was Daniel Mendoza, a young Jewish man who was inspired by a Purim play to represent his people and show what a Jew can do! The story of Mendoza is here retold against a backdrop of anti-Semitism. In tribute to England, the songs are set to Beatles tunes.
- Haman's Kosher Powder Haman tricks the population into believing his magic powder makes any food kosher. At last, the Shushanites can invite their Jewish neighbors to dinner! But Esther exposes the fraud, and the Jews have to ease their sore consciences.
- The Joy of Sects The seething underbelly of Shushanite society is exposed in this dramatic tour de force, with the Persian Pony Express, the King's Cook, and other delightful characters. It's one in the eye for all the kids (and parents) who insist on big-name parts.
- Jewrassic Park Some time in the future, anti-Semitism is gone from the world. Through the magic of cloning, key figures from history are reconstituted in a remote museum-cum-theme park. We get the VIP tour of the park, but what happens when things get out of hand?
- The Chanukah Pickle What happens when the most unlikely visitors turn out to be Jewish?