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The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

A touching ensemble piece where sacrifice is as simple as a pair of wings.

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 About 25 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 19
3 M | 4 W | 12 Any Gender


Simple set


 19 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, The Butterfly Queen can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

Livestream Performance

Productions of The Butterfly Queen may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

Theatrefolk charges no additional fees for permission to Livestream. However, BookTix will charge nominal fees to the producing organization. Theatrefolk does not have any financial interest in BookTix and does not receive any commission or fees from BookTix.

Theatrefolk cannot be held responsible for any issues, technical, financial, legal, or otherwise, arising from the producing organization’s relationship with BookTix.

Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

One license, three ways to use it

Each royalty you purchase can be used as a Traditional Live Stage Performance, Virtual Performance, or Livestream Performance. How you choose to use your performance license is up to you! Performances need not all be of the same type so long as the total number of performances given does not exceed the total number of performances ordered.

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One teacher protects her class from danger. One bystander helps someone timid overcome a fear. One stranger saves another from a burning building.

We all have the capacity to put others before ourselves regardless of the consequences. That is the theme of The Butterfly Queen.

A touching ensemble piece where sacrifice is as simple as a pair of wings.


Awards and Accolades

  • Medomak Valley High School - Class A Runner-up 2018 Maine Drama Festival, 2 students named to All Star Festival Cast, special commendation for lighting

Characters

 19
3 Men, 4 Women, 12 Any Gender

Teacher (Miss Victoria) [W]
29 lines
A brave and selfless teacher. Her lessons reverberate through the lives of her students.
Greg [M]
21 lines
An inquisitive student. Sometimes disruptive, but never boring.
Madison [W]
1 line
A girl in Miss Victoria’s class.
Donna [W]
1 line
Another girl in Miss Victoria’s class.
Wasp [M]
19 lines
The ever-present antagonist. A threat to caterpillars everywhere.

Students 1-17: Miss Victoria’s Students. They help those around them however they can.


Student #1 [A]
2 lines
Student #2 [A]
1 line
Student #3 [A]
1 line
Student #4 [A]
2 lines
Student #5 [A]
7 lines
Student #6 [A]
1 line
Student #7 [A]
11 lines
Student #8 [A]
21 lines
Student #9 [A]
1 line
Student #10 [A]
1 line
Student #11 [A]
1 line
Student #12 [A]
1 line
Student #13 [A]
1 line
Student #14 [A]
1 line
Student #15 [A]
1 line
Student #16 [A]
1 line
Student #17 [A]
1 line
Pedestrian [A]
3 lines
Get away from him! He’s walking here!
Dad [A]
7 lines
Caught up in an argument.
Mom [A]
7 lines
Just wants the argument to stop.
Child [A]
0 lines
Caught between the two parents.
Kid [A]
5 lines
Just a regular kid. Doesn’t want trouble.
Sidekick 1 & 2 [A]
1, 1 lines
Repeats the bully’s sentences for dramatic effect.

Persons 1-3: Caught in, or witness to a burning building. Caught a glimpse of a person with… wings?


Person 1 [A]
7 lines
Person 2 [A]
4 lines
Person 3 [A]
5 lines
Timid [A]
11 lines
Has trouble crossing the street.
Worker [A]
4 lines
Tries their best, despite criticism.

Criticals 1-8:If they can’t say anything nice, why say anything at all?


Critical 1 [A]
2 lines
Critical 2 [A]
1 line
Critical 3 [A]
1 line
Critical 4 [A]
1 line
Critical 5 [A]
1 line
Critical 6 [A]
2 lines
Critical 7 [A]
1 line
Critical 8 [A]
2 lines
Jumper [A]
8 lines
A desperate person, at the brink of the abyss.
Onlookers
No lines. Played by ensemble.


Prop List

pile of sweatshirts (one for each student), prop weapon (optional)


Production Photos


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 About 25 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 19
3 M | 4 W | 12 Any Gender


Simple set


 19 pages

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