The Island of Anyplace

by  Charles Marz

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

"Any kid would be delighted to travel to The Island of Anyplace." - Boston Globe

"The perfect antidote for too much TV." - Peggy Charren, Founder of Action for Children's Television.

"The most engaging and amusing introduction to the…

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The Island of Anyplace

by  Charles Marz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

Since its first performance in 1990 at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, thousands have been enthralled by this fantasy that introduces children to the magic of live theatre with a yarn about a fantastic journey and mythical creatures. The Island of Anyplace was produced at least annually at the A.R.T. from 1990 until 2009.

Sheet music included in the libretto; optional downloadable music files available

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Any kid would be delighted to travel to The Island of Anyplace." - Boston Globe

"The perfect antidote for too much TV." - Peggy Charren, Founder of Action for Children's Television.

"The most engaging and amusing introduction to theatre that I know. Wonderful for children (and their parents!) of all ages." - Robert Brustein, A.R.T.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • Professional Theatre
  • Tours

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting:

    Unit Set/Multiple settings

    Sofa/shelf unit transforms and becomes "island" setting before transforming back to sofa/shelf unit at end of play.

    Set is "imagined"/unfolds as principal character (young girl) narrates the play she is imagining (and appearing in) ...

  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission, Play w/ Music, Puppetry, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Casting

4m, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Other than the two principal actors (young female, young male), casting is flexible and expandable.  An elementary school in Brookline, MA used multiple actors in each of the roles.  

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Authors

Charles Marz

Charles Marz

1990

American Repertory Theatre

Cambridge, MA

 

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