25 pages. Parts for 17+ actors. Includes extension activities, study guide and more. For ages twelve and up.

This is an adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story. It is not the Disney version. Poetic and tragic, this is the story of a mermaid who sacrifices everything in her quest for true love and immortality.

There are parts for 17+ students, however there are six mermaid princesses, and the script does call for a degree of simple dance and choreography. The script would work best with a pre-teen or teen group of students who have some movement background.

If you are looking for a shorter, serious play to perform with your teen students, this classic story in play form is lyrical and melancholy. The script itself is 16 pages or about 20-25 minutes in runtime, depending on how much dance/choreography you add.

Also included are:

  • Study guide with thought-provoking discussion questions about the themes in the story and more.
  • Four movement activities to help your group warm up for any dance-type rehearsals.
  • Three writing activities that are relevant to the story.
  • Two pages of suggestions for how to stage the show.

The Drama Notebook Scripts+ Activities are unique to Drama Notebook. The scripts are written to accommodate a flexible number of cast members, and the extension activities and study guides are designed to help students develop a connection to the lessons in the story and to deepen their understanding of the text.

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