This is the stage play adaptation of The Midnight Dancers: a fairy tale retold by Regina Doman. This play has parts for 13 females and three strong male leads. The price includes a performance fee of $50, which allows amateur (nonprofessional) groups to make as many photocopies of the downloadable script as necessary for their production, and to keep all money from the ticket sales. Performance contract included with the script.
Parts for 13 women and 13 men. Small parts can be combined.
4 Principle speaking parts and 20 minor roles, 12 of which are speaking parts.
PAUL FESTER, a freespirited ex-soldier, med-student to be in his early twenties
Other SOLDIERS heard offstage for the first scene.
COLONEL DURHAM, a man in his early fifties, a soldier and committed Bible Christian
SALLIE DURHAM, his second wife, a woman in her late forties, thin, blond and a bit shy around strangers. She can sometimes have with her JABEZ, 1 year old, and ROBBIE, age 3. (Optional)
The DURHAM girls, the COLONEL’s biological daughters, all have dark hair and eyes, and are generally more extroverted and aggressive:
RACHEL, 18 – the leader, an equal match to her father
Her younger sisters:
MIRIAM, 17 – the solid, sarcastic one
PRISCA, 15 – a flighty, slightly outrageous flirt
LIDDY, 13 – both LIDDY and BECCA tend to imitate PRISCA
DEBBIE, 11 – outspoken and smart, arguably the most sensible one
The FENDELMAN girls, SALLIE’s biological daughters, have blond hair and a more introverted natures
CHERYL, 18 – a bookworm and devout Christian
TAMMY, 17 &
TAREN, 17 – the “cool” twin girls
BRITTANY, 15 – the tomboy
MELANIE, 13 – the one everyone loves, everyone’s friend and confidant
LINETTE, 11 – dreamy and quiet, but stubborn
GUY FRIENDS from school, all 16 or 17: (their numbers can be reduced)
ALAN (speaking part)
PETE (speaking part)
MICHAEL COMUS, 24 years old, handsome and slightly sinister
MICHAEL’s CROWD: all in their mid-twenties: (numbers can be expanded or reduced)
and the particularly handsome BRANDON
ORDER OF SCENES:
SCENE 1: (can be offstage) a desert military base somewhere in the Middle East
SCENE 2: a military hospital
SCENE 3: The Durham’s house, night
SCENE 4: The beach near the Durham’s house, night
SCENE 5: Another area of the beach, the next day.
SCENE 6: The Durham’s house, that night.
SCENE 7: The flower garden outside the Durham’s house, later that night.
SCENE 8: Later that night, on the beach near the Durham’s house
SCENE 9: On the island.
SCENE 10: Outside the Durham house, sometime the next day
SCENE 11: On the island, midnight.
SCENE 12: The fairgrounds
SCENE 13: The Durham’s house: the girls’ bedroom
SCENE 14: The Durham’s house, evening
SCENE 15: The garden outside the Durham’s house
SCENE 16: The island, later that night
SCENE 17: The beach outside the Durham’s house, a few minutes later
SCENE 18: The island: the cave
SCENE 19: The Durham’s house, later that night
SCENE 20: The Durham’s house, the next morning
SCENE 21: On the road outside the Durham’s house, a few minutes later.
OPTIONAL SCENES: The following scenes can be added to make a longer, two-act play:
SCENE 13A: The fairgrounds
SCENE 13B: The girls’ bedroom, some time later
SCENE 13C: The beach outside the Durham home, sunset
SCENE 13D: Paul’s campsite.
Using this sequence requires using the slightly longer and restructured ALTERNATE VERSION of SCENE 15, which is included in the script after the standard SCENE 15.