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Holly Beardsley

Holly Beardsley is a playwright out of rural Illinois. Her plays include: a teenage twist on the Prince and the Pauper THE PAUPER PRINCESS, a holiday nutcracker in the nuthouse CLARA AND THE WHITE CITY, a swashbuckling favorite THE THREE MUSKETEERS, a fractured fairy tale LITTLE BOY BLUE,  a Scottish play MACAROON, a cowboy musical MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHIN',  and an undead thriller PIRATES VS ZOMBIES. 

Born into the fine arts (father-photographer, mother-costumer, sister-dancer) Holly had no choice but to follow the family business. Like the mob, but with prettier costumes. 

She believes that all actors want props, especially swords. And all middle school kids are hilarious.

Plays by Holly Beardsley

The Pauper Princess

by Holly Beardsley inspired by Mark Twain

A retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 10 M + 28 W + 34 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 71 pages

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