Ladutke, Rachel Rubin (American playwright, director, 1967-____), “Different Gifts,”
a 10-minute children’s theatre drama in English, set in the hallway of a school, around noon on a school day, the present,
3m or 3f or any combination,
• © 1998 by Rachel Rubin Ladutke; • script/rights available from Rachel Rubin Ladutke, 30-27 41st Street, #2R, Astoria, New York 11103-3423, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rachelwrites.com, telephone (home) 718-721-6083, (work) 212-875-7785, fax 718-721-7709. • Cited by Rachel Rubin Ladutke, via ftp September 9, 1998; Ladutke says,
§ Dramatis Personae Randy (m or f), a shy student; Jamie (m or f), a popular student; Alex (m or f), an outgoing student.
“All three of the children, who are friends, have tried out for the school
play. When they get the results, they are surprised that quiet, shy
Randy has gotten the leading role; popular Jamie has gotten a small part;
and outgoing Alex hasn’t even been cast in the play. This triggers
quarrelling among the friends. Eventually, they realize that each
them has ‘different gifts’ and can use them to help each other instead of letting the jealousy destroy their friendship.
§ Comment “To be performed by children as well as by adults for children.”
childhood, educational theatre, friendship, individuality, jealousy, popularity,
school play, shyness, talent.
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