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Illustration by Sarah Kaufman.

The Dutiful Daughter

Charles Way, playwright


62 pgs. 2 female, 4 male

Originally produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse, UK, in 2005

Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages


Ke Xin is a princess brought up by Hashi, lord of ‘The Island of Joy’. One day a stranger arrives at the harbor, who claims to be her father. Is he mad or has Hashi not told the princess the truth about who her background? Thrown into confusion Ke Xin runs away with her dear friend  Li Yi, who is secretly in love with her. The two men who both claim to be her father set out in pursuit and find more than they bargained for.

“The story has power and stature and much engaging humor – a deft script with wide audience appeal.”The Stage, UK

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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