Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Ed Shockley

About the Play

Drama. 105-115 minutes. 4+ females, 6+ males (12-40 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and up.

Authorized adaptation of Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning novel set in Jim Crow Mississippi, commissioned and premiered by Seattle Children's Theatre.


The gripping story of Cassie Logan's coming of age in Jim Crow Mississippi is brought to life on the stage. A cast of ten principal actors plus an expandable chorus performing in a stark setting transform this epic story into an inspiring tale of hope and triumph in the face of adversity.

"This is youth theater, but its content is not only for youth. For anyone old enough to consider issues of justice, tolerance, community violence, problem-solving, family loyalty and self-respect, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is compelling theater." - Arthur Dorman, Talkin' Broadway

"...the show often had an electric effect on its audience." - Jay Gabler, City Pages

Qty Price Total
Digital Perusal Script $9.25 $0.00
Performance Royalties $85.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $100.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $110.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $95.00 $0.00
Silver Package $130.00 $0.00
Gold Package $180.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $95.00 $0.00

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