I wrote this melodrama for my Intermediate and High School workshop students and they absolutely love it!
"Magic Merle's Miracle Makeover Mush" is about an escaped criminal named Menacing Mike who enters the town of Elderville under the guise of "Magic Merle" and tries to peddle his "miracle mush" to the elderly residents, only to be foiled by a daring daughter!
Perfect for schools or fundraisers, it teaches that mind over matter is better than a mouth full of mush!
It's set in the early 1900's England but can be adapted to any country and any time. It calls for 8 actors, 4F and 4M although one of the parts (Tricky) can be either gender and I have a female heavy class who are playing most of the male parts.
Its running time is approximately 35 minutes and would be Suitable for actors aged 10 to adult.
Purchase includes copying rights for as many copies as needed, and performance royalty on the ground that the author's name and email address are included in any advertising and promotion for performance.
Once purchased, you may reuse at a later date (i.e. for next year's intake, etc.)
Feel free to email for staging, music, production suggestions...we made the chase scene into a Scooby Doo-type extravaganza and the audiences loved it!