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This Rose Has Thorns

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This Rose Has Thorns

By: Dwayne Yancey
Cast: 6 M, 7 F, extras
Performance Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 98 pgs

This Rose Has Thorns

FARCE. Winner, Victorian Drama League Award. Audiences will love this side-splitting Shakespearean parody! Rose and Lily receive letters informing them that their “true” loves, William and Robert, have been arrested, imprisoned in the Tower of London, and are awaiting execution. Vowing to rescue their beloveds, Lily and Rose set off disguised as a nobleman and his servant. Along the way, Rose and Lily meet two scoundrels, Toby and Percy, who swindle them out of their riches. Penniless, Lily and Rose hear of a village where residents hate actors so much, they pay for them to go away. All they have to do is find some “actors.” Who best to play actors? Why, the scalawags who swindled them out of their money and horse, of course! When the foursome reaches the village of Upper Moldingham-on-Cheese, they are dismayed when Mayor Diddlespoon insists they perform a romantic comedy so he can win the heart of the wealthy Lady Edwina. The only problem is that puritanical, book-burning Lady Edwina hates theatre! This uproarious play features scene-stealers for everyone in the cast and numerous opportunities to showcase physical humor.

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.

Scripts: $8.95 each
Royalty: $75.00/performance
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $264.00  (16 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)

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Dwayne Yancey
Dwayne Yancey is a playwright from the Blue Ridge Mountains whose plays have been produced in 47 states and 17 countries. Mr. Yancey is a veteran of the community theatre stage.