The Post Office (Competition Version)

by Melissa Leilani Larson

About the Play

Drama. 35-40 minutes. 3 females, 8 any gender. Suitable for middle school and older.

This competition-length version is available digitally. The original 50-60 minute version of the play, winner of the 2022 Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, is available here in both printed and digital editions.


Plagued by a mysterious illness, teenage shut-in Ash longs to see the world. But she refuses to be sad, instead befriending strangers as they parade past her window, helping each one smile despite their war-torn land's darkness and dystopia. When Ash learns that the building being constructed near her home is a new post office, she dreams of a life spent delivering the mail and traveling beyond her small village in this magical and theatrical contemporary adaptation of Tagore's classic play.

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Digital Perusal Script $8.25 $0.00
Performance Royalties $50.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $85.00 $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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