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HOPES

A play

by DUNCAN FOWLER-WATT

Cast: 35 speaking parts [5 substantial] (16m, 9f, 10 variable m/f) + crowd.
Suggested Age Range: 12 to 16.
Approx. Running Time: 75 minutes [ + interval ].
Music: None prescribed but some taped music for effects and "My Favourite Things" which can be taped or sung "live".
Set: Can be extremely simple using only tables and chairs but scope for creative staging.
Synopsis: The play revolves around the Hopes, a family of five who take us on a humorous, painfully honest journey through their lives together: their hopes, their holidays, their arguments, their dreams.
A witty, fast-moving comedy with many moments of both insight and pathos, HOPES explores themes which are central to adolescent life - relationships with parents and the opposite sex, sibling rivalry, academic pressures, the dreams, fears and frustrations of growing up. Flexible in cast and staging, with plenty of scope for improvisation, this is a play ideally suited to the adolescent age group.

Wynberg Girls' and Boys' School production of Hopes 2009 - http://www.wynghs.co.za/sandbox/2009events/09promohopes

Price Codes: 

 Script:  Code D
 Licence to Copy: Code Y  
 Performance Rights:  Code Y
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 902472 16 4

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