THIS IS JUST TO SAY
ISBN: 978-1-60003-667-5
Type: One Act
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Classics
Themes: Literature, Forgiveness, Classic Adaptations
Duration: 50 minutes
Speaking Cast: 13-14 females, 10-11 males, 1 either (24-26 total cast)
Flexibility: doubling possible
SYNOPSIS: When Mrs. Merz assigns her sixth grade class to a poetry unit on apology, an avalanche of unexpected responses are set into motion! A mystery is solved, a catastrophe is avoided, and a life is saved. This moving stage adaptation was written in collaboration with Caldecott winner, Joyce Sidman. The driving narrative centers on Bonifacio, a new boy who is bullied into total anonymity until, years later, an apology poem and Bonifacio's willingness to forgive, bring him back. This play is an unsentimental look at bullying, divorce, sibling rivalry, first crushes, bravery, imperfect adult behaviors like alcoholism and not hearing kids when they desperately need to be heard, loss, friendship and girl power. It would be a perfect vehicle for community and professional theaters, workshops and schools to promote conversations about bullying.
Sartartia Middle School
Sugar land, TX
Catlin Gabel School
Portland, OR
AP Giannini Middle School
San Francisco, CA
Santa Fe Trail Middle School
Olathe, KS
DeForest Area Middle School
De Forest, WI
The Village School
Eugene, OR
MATERIALS & PERFORMANCES
Product Price Qty Total
Script
$6.50 $0.00
Notebook Script
$12.75 $0.00
eAudition Monologue
$1.99 $0.00
Performance Royalty
$55.00 $0.00
Video Rights
$30.00 $0.00
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