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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

OyamO, playwright
Carman Moore, composer


63 pgs. 3 female, 10 male
Doubling is possible. Original production done with 6-7 actors.
Originally produced in SCT’s 2006-07 season
Run Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 6+

Young, hungry, and on his own, Charles finds himself in a mystical wood with talking plants and animals-the prickly Jeremy Groundhog, Southern belle Ms. Orange Tree, the grounded Mr. Juniper Bush, and more. Catching a glimpse of Marguerite, the queen of the forest, he is astounded as she makes everyday objects sail through the air, work in the garden, and seem to come alive. He has never seen a sorcerer before! Charles eagerly seeks to become her apprentice, but his arrogance, disrespect, and gullibility have him quickly run through the three chances that Marguerite granted him. After the third incident, the sorcerer’s trust in Charles is gone. In his desperation, he turns to Big John King, a flimflam artist, to convince Marguerite to take him back. Now things look bleak for Marguerite, but Charles comes to his mentor’s aid, fending off John’s giant and sinister minions in a spectacular battle. For his loyalty and bravery, Marguerite gives him another chance. He has finally learned to listen to others and is truly ready to be the sorcerer’s apprentice.

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“Judging by the amount of children’s laughter at Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice…is a definite crowd pleaser.” –

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $100 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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