The Light Princess

by Emily C. A. Snyder

About the Play

Dramedy. 35-45 minutes (flexible). 3 females, 2 males, 1-7+ any gender (6-13+ performers possible). Suitable for high school and older performers, elementary school and older audiences.

Premiered at Hudson High School (Hudson, MA) and had its New York premiere through Turn to Flesh Productions. Winner, Best of the Fest at The Drama Exchange (Framingham, MA).


When a Princess is cursed with a lack of gravity, it seems the worst that can happen is that she might float around! But the curse goes deeper than that: for the Light Princess can't feel, can't empathize—and never, ever cries. How can a girl who can't fall down ever fall in love? How can a girl with her head in the clouds ever learn to live with her feet on the ground? Full of action, adventure, witches and duels, swimming and soaring, puppets and puns, this innovative adaptation of George MacDonald's classic fairy tale is sure to lift your spirits.

"Emily C. A. Snyder writes soul-restoring, gorgeous plays." - Kelly Zekas, author of These Vicious Masks

"The way Emily constructs her plays is like a pyramid: they come to a point at the end and pierce your heart." - Keith Caram, actor, Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, national tour

"Look, Mommy. The Princess is flying." - Five year old girl in audience at Framingham High School Festival Tour

Qty Price Total
Printed Script $8.00 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $8.25 $0.00
Performance Royalties $50.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $55.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $85.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $60.00 $0.00
Silver Package $80.00 $0.00
Gold Package $105.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $155.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $215.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $60.00 $0.00

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