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The Magic Diary of Mozambique

by Chris Stiles

A magic diary grants wishes: Good grades, popular friends, lavish gifts. But there are consequences to these wishes.

 About 60 minutes

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


 10
2 M | 8 W


Unit Set


 42 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, The Magic Diary of Mozambique 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.

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Productions of The Magic Diary of Mozambique 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.

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

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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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"A diary? What kind of present is that? I can get a diary at Wal-Mart."

Darla feels invisible and that nothing goes her way. She wishes she had a better life. When her globetrotting sister gives her a diary, Darla thinks it's just another dumb present. Then, bizarre things start happening and suddenly EVERYTHING'S going Darla's way.

The diary, she discovers, gives her everything she wishes for: good grades, popular friends, lavish gifts from her parents… She's the top dog!

But there are consequences to being on top. Killer roses, an out-of-control golf game and a raccoon invasion send Darla into a tizzy. How will she make it right? Be careful what you wish for.


Characters

 10
2 Men, 8 Women

Darla [W]
255 lines
A girl of 13. Several Monologues.
Mom [W]
84 lines
Darla’s mother
Dad [M]
127 lines
Darla’s father.
Margaret [W]
67 lines
A young woman of 22; Darla’s sister.
David [M]
9 lines
An autistic boy of 14.
Becky [W]
68 lines
A girl of 13; Darla’s best friend.
Jill [W]
21 lines
An upper-class popular girl of 13.
Jill’s “Posse [W]
Three girls who always hover around Jill.
Extra students
To mill around the hallway.
The Raccoons
An unlimited number of offstage varmints.


Prop List

big bag, present for mom containing Algerian Head Wrap, present for dad containing Kofi hat, package for David containing stuffed lemur, package for Darla containing leather-bound book, note taped to locker, pen, stick of gum, golf putter, phone, birthday cake, candles, card from mom, card from dad, hundred dollar bill, putting green, golf ball, gardening gloves, plastic trowel, bandages for hands and arms, small bandages for face and legs, two cups of coffee, raccoon, can of pace, piece of paper


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Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. Any performance in front of an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) is considered a performance for royalty purposes.

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 About 60 minutes

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


 10
2 M | 8 W


Unit Set


 42 pages

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