Crowns and Commoners

When his youngest daughter comes of age, the King sends his servant Ariel to summon his Princesses home.  Ariel and the Princesses are captured by the King’s usurping brother and, with the help of three courageous commoners, fight for their lives and their right to their crowns.

The play requires one interior setting and runs about 50 minutes (high school contest play length for many states.)  Stage combat opportunities for young women are rare and this play offers seven female roles that include combat.  The dialogue is written mostly in blank verse.

Crowns and Commoners premiered at Middleton High School near Madison, Wisconsin, under the direction of Lynda Sharpe.  It is now published by Leicester Bay Theatricals.  For more information, follow this link:

http://www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com/john-d-newman-author/

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