Long Joan Silver by Arthur M. Jolly

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About The Play


Aberdour Players Youth Theatre (Aberdour, Scotland, UK).

Comedy.  90-100 minutes.  6-15 males, 8-20 females (14-30 performers possible, plus non-speaking extras).  Suitable for high school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Premiered at the Aberdour Players Youth Theatre (Aberdour, Scotland, UK).


Printed Script:  $7.95 (contains special author commentary)Digital Perusal Script: $7.50. Performance Royalties: $70.00/performance.  Production Photocopy License: $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License: $75.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only).  Limited Video License: $75.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties).  Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at info@youthplays.com.  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!

Synopsis


Aberdour Players Youth Theatre (Aberdour, Scotland, UK).

The classic adventure story of buried treasure—and the original one-legged pirate with a parrot—gets a timely makeover, combining offbeat farce, sight gags and horrendous puns with a dramatic core that explores discrimination, privilege and greed.  Unlike in Robert Louis Stevenson's book, where only one unnamed character is female, women are front and center as Long Joan Silver's young Jim Hawkins comes of age during the fateful voyage of the Hispaniola and the clash between an all-female pirate crew and Squire Trelawney, Doctor Livesey and the domineering Captain Smollett.

 

 

 

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Did You Know?


In addition to being a member of Great Lakes Theater's education department, for eight years David Hansen appeared in their promotional materials as unofficial mascot and "playwright-in-residence" William Shakespeare.