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Illustration by Sarah Kaufman.

Merlin and the Cave of Dreams

Charles Way, playwright


57 pgs. 3 female, 6 male  (doubling is possible)

Originally produced by Imagination Stage (MD) in 2004

Run Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 8+


The King is dead and the Green Kingdom is in turmoil. Only the all-powerful wizard Merlin knows that the future lies with the young boy Arthur. Who slumbers in Merlin’s mystical Cave of Dreams where, his past and future are revealed in a glorious vision.

“Forget chivalrous knights in shining armor rescuing love-sick maidens, round tables and the fabled glories of Camelot. Charles Way’s delightful play takes the young rustic Arthur through his rites-of-passage towards self-awareness as the once and future kind to draw that sword from the stone.” – The Stage, UK

Nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for ‘Outstanding Play of 2004’

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

Photos from the world-premiere production of Merlin and the Cave of Dreams at Imagination Stage featuring Alia Williams, Jewel Greenberg, Lisa Lias, Saskia De Vries and Evan Casey.

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