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The Butterfly Queen

The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

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.

Drama Issue-Based Movement-based

Average Producer Rating:

About 25 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
19 Characters
3 M | 4 F | 12 Any Gender
Simple set
19 pages

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Praise for The Butterfly Queen

Carol Moncriffe
Quail Valley Middle School
The kids loved the way the playwright euphemized the sensitive topics and the actors loved their ability to interpret with different movement.
Kathleen Switzer
El Dorado
This is a beautiful show that allows some really wonderful artistic work to be done. My students loved the metaphorical nature of the show.

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