PLAYS WRITTEN OR ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE
BY HERB SENNETT
The following plays are available for production. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page and click on "submit" and you will receive a quick response. Thank you for your interest.
The Hiding Place
based on the book by Corrie ten Boom
By special arrangement with the publisher of the book The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, I am proud to offer my own stage adaptation of this poignant and important story of love, life and personal sacrifice during World War II. The full-length script may be ordered for perusal by using the "Contact Me" page above. I'll be happy to send you an e-copy to read. If you are interested in producing the script, let me know the dates. The standard royalty payment for all non-professional productions is $35.00 for the first performance and $20.00 for each performance thereafter. The manuscripts may be ordered at a cost of $10.00 per copy for major roles and $5.00 for the sides for minor roles. The slides referred to in the script are available in digital format for use with PowerPoint projections at a cost of $50.00. Professional theatrical organizations should request a copy of the production contract for this play. Running time is usually about two hours including intermission.
a new translation and adaptation of the play by Sophocles
This is a new translation of the play by Sophocles in poetic modern English. A copy of the script is available by using the "Contact Me" button above. Royalty of this script is in the form of a simple fee of $10.00 per performance for schools and educational theater groups. Royalty for professional productions can be individually negotiated. This play requires a simple single set and period costuming, as desired. The script is in manuscript form and must be rented from the author. Running time is usually one and one-half hour without intermission.
An original full-length Comedy
The Viewing is about Laura who has just lost her husband of 25 years to cancer. Her two sisters come to comfort and help her in planning the funeral and other arrangements and transitions. Their father comes from New York City for the funeral and brings with him the news that he's getting married to Laura's mother-in-law, a woman Laura has hated for years. This touching comedy stresses the importance of family, love, and forgiveness. The script can be ordered by requesting it through the form below. Royalty is $50/25 for schools and colleges. Professional production of this play can be negotiated by contacting the author through the form below. The play is in manuscript form and can be rented from the author. Running time is about two hours with an intermission.
The Antigone Act
An original full-length tragi-comedy
Built on the original play by Sophocles, this play is about three actors who serve as the chorus in a production of the play ANTIGONE. The twist is that these three actors learn a valuable lesson about what is real and how to deal with fantasy in a realistic manner. This play requires a single set or a bare stage. It also requires some period costuming. The script is in manuscript form and must be rented from the author. Running time is usually one hour and forty-five minutes including a fifteen minute intermission. Presentation of this play is by negotiation only with the playwright.