Mickey Coburn

I especially enjoy writing plays for young folks – the kind of plays that transcend age to entertain adults as well. If parents are bored at the theatre, they won’t bring their kids back! And my plays are meant to be acted by young actors – which always intrigues a young audience. My children’s plays published by havescripts.com were written when I was directing the Boston Children’s Theatre. Because I’m a director as well as a playwright, I create plays in this genre that consider economy – in space, time and cash. My screenplay, THE WOMAN’S VOICE was a finalist in the LA Femme Film Festival a few years back. My other main stream plays have had readings in Boston and NYC. And several of my poems have been published in various journals. I’m a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

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  • Cinderella Play Script Adapted by Mickey Coburn Cover Image

    Cinderella

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10 Males 8 females Max 18 Min 15 (Doubling Possible)

    Adapted by Mickey Coburn from Charles Perrault’s classical fairytale, this full-length comedy features delightfully nasty stepsisters and feisty take-charge Cinderella, in addition to several original characters.   This is a play for children of all ages. Easily performed by a children’s theater, or by teen or college drama groups, it has possible casting for young actors as well.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Play Script The Unmasking of Yetta Breen Cover Image

    The Unmasking of Yetta Breen

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 120 Minutes
    • 5 Male, 5 Female, Min/Max 10

    A full-length touching and funny ‘dramedy’ by Mickey Coburn, about a newly widowed woman and her changing relationships with her grown children. Yetta’s family expect her to remain ‘mama’: dependent and indecisive but Yetta has ideas of her own. After years of marriage, she wants to live for herself. But when the suitors begin to appear!!!! Will Yetta be able to emancipate herself from the role of “Jewish Mother”? Even if her new beau is the “likker” salesman?

    Great for community and regional theaters. Downloadable PDF available.

     

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    $11.00$70.00
  • Snow White Play Script Book Cover

    Snow White

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12 Male, 9 Female, Min/Max 21

    Snow White, often considered a Grimm Fairytale, actually came from books by the French Huguenot Charles Perrault, the creator of Mother Goose. This re-creation of the story is remarkably contemporary in its dialogue and conception of the characters. Snow White is saucy and flippant, and the play has a sense of humor, timeless charm and a touch of “camp” that adults, as well as children, enjoy.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Sleeping Beauty Play Script Book Cover

    Sleeping Beauty

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 90 Minutes
    • 4 Male, 5 Female, 9 Mim, 15+ Max (Doubling Possible)

    Once upon a time…in an enchanted kingdom, all gathered to celebrate the birth of the royal princess. Mickey Coburn’s adaptation brings wicked Godmothers, good Godmothers, magicians, kings, clowns – all fantastically woven into a delicious tale luxuriating with sorcery, processions, and whimsical escapades!

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Charming Princes and Wicked Queens

    Charming Princes and Wicked Queens

    by Mickey Coburn

    Adaptations of three favorite fairy tales, these plays for the young at heart have been produced in children’s theaters, as well as classrooms. Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White count unique characters among their more familiar companions.  (The dwarves are the seven brothers Hoffenstein–Mandel, Mertel, Werther, Wenzel, Stoffel, Steffel and Fritz! The Sleeping Beauty is an adaptation of the original Perrault.)

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    $11.00$60.00
  • Oliver Twist

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14 Males, 7 Females, Min/Max 21 (Doubling Possible)

    A full-length comedy adaptation true to Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist. Funny, entertaining and touching, with variable cast, this play can be performed anywhere from the classroom to the professional stage. A delightful entertainment for children and adults alike, this comedy brings all the elements of the original characters to the stage or classroom.  In addition to the standout Oliver role, the boys in the school provide a mischievous chorus of voices to the stage.

     

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    $9.00$95.00
  • Fron Cover Herschel and Happy Participatory Comedy for Children

    Herschel and Happy

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 60 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    Herschel and Happy, a play for children by Mickey Coburn, consists of 3 short plays which follow two wandering friends who can’t stay out of mischief. These plays are highly participatory for a younger audience. The show lasts approximately an hour.

    Written for children, to be performed by adults.  The show tours easily with simple sets, costumes, and props.

    Downloadable, printable PDF available.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Baba Yaga Acts Up Play Script Book Cover

    Baba Yaga Acts Up

    by Mickey Coburn
    • 60 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Max cast 5, Min cast 4

    Based on the legends of the Russian Witch, these six plays portray a whacky witch who is more funny than frightening. The ethnic flavor of the plays appeals to all audiences. Three episodes run about an hour; six episodes are included for mixing and matching depending on the needs of the young audience.

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    $9.00$75.00

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