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Illustration by Amelia Nachreiner.

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens, author
Frederick Gaines, playwright
Michael Koerner, composer


82 pgs. 9 female, 22 male +ensemble
Doubling possible
Originally produced in CTC’s 1990-91 season
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages

What do you do with a boy who asks for more? Feed him on cockroaches served in a canister? Oliver is an orphan growing up in 19th century England, and misfortune seems to befall him at every turn. He escapes the orphanage, only to be taken in by an evil man and his band of hooligans, including the Artful Dodger leader of the pick-pockets! Exciting as it is harrowing, this Dickens tale is sure to keep audiences entertained!
“Oliver Twist strikes a balance between light and dark..and happily it also strikes a balance between serious and comic moments.” -St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.

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