Chocolate War


Chocolate War

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Title: Chocolate War
Author: Cormier, Robert (adapt. Joseph Robinette)
Price: $20.95

\"Based on the groundbreaking young adult novel... Complex ideas develop and unfold with clarity.\" New York Times

Drama. By Joseph Robinette. From the book by Robert Cormier.

Cast: 14-28 Actors, including an ensemble of 5-10 either gender. Flexible. One unit set. Full-Length. Two Acts. Drama.

Robert Cormier's brilliant novel The Chocolate War is a compelling coming-of-age story about young people in conflict at a New England prep school. The richly drawn characterizations and crackling dialogue keep the intriguing action moving from beginning to end. As dramatized by Joseph Robinette, all the elements of the book are brought vividly to life - the humor, drama, despair and hope ultimately lead to an ending that is as satisfying as it is surprising. Though a number of the roles are students at the prep school (male), an ensemble of 5 to 10 actors who voice the inner thoughts of the characters and comment on the proceedings throughout may be played by male or female or any combination thereof, thus making for a well-balanced cast, if desired. The New York Times Book Review called The Chocolate War \"masterfully structured and rich in theme. The action is well crafted and suspenseful; complex ideas develop and unfold with clarity.\" The resulting dramatization remains faithful to the unforgettable, thought-provoking novel which has successfully made the quantum leap from page to stage.

CASTING NOTES: The Ensemble may be played by all males or all females or any combination thereof.

All supporting and Minor Characters may be doubled (or tripled) and/or played by Ensemble Members.

Target Audience: Middle School * High School * College and Adult
Performing Group: Middle Schools * High Schools * College Theatre * Community Theatre

Joseph Robinette is the author of 51 published plays and musicals, including The Fabulous Fable Factory, written with composer Thomas Tierney, and Charlotte's Web, adapted from the novel by E.B. White, two of the most widely produced children's plays in the United States. He has also dramatized the authorized stage versions of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Publication date: 05/11/2001
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781583420881
Publishing status: Last copy archived


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