Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains
by Deborah Craig

Productions (118)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 10 f, 5 m, 2 either (8-27 actors possible: 5-15 f, 3-12 m)
  • Set: Four benches to represent seats on a train and two cubes to represent crates at a train station.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-166-9

Orphan Trains
by Deborah Craig

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Productions (118)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 10 f, 5 m, 2 either (8-27 actors possible: 5-15 f, 3-12 m)
  • Set: Four benches to represent seats on a train and two cubes to represent crates at a train station.

From 1853 to 1929, The Orphan Trains Project joined adoptive parents with orphans in countless towns throughout the vast American landscape. Based on primary records from the Children's Aid Society of New York, Orphan Trains brings this compelling story of hardships and victories to life, resonating with the authentic voices of a diverse group of children.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $45
Standard Edition $8.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

Play Details

From 1853 to 1929, The Orphan Trains Project joined adoptive parents with orphans in countless towns throughout the vast American landscape. Based on primary records from the Children's Aid Society of New York, Orphan Trains brings this compelling story of hardships and victories to life, resonating with the authentic voices of a diverse group of children.

  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 10 f, 5 m, 2 either (8-27 actors possible: 5-15 f, 3-12 m)
  • Set: Four benches to represent seats on a train and two cubes to represent crates at a train station.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-166-9

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JUL 24, 2017 - JUL 27, 2017
Children's Educational Theatre
Salem, OR United States
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JUN 05, 2017 - JUN 06, 2017
St Mary's College
Adelaide, SA Australia
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MAY 18, 2017 - MAY 19, 2017
Piedmont High School
Monroe, NC United States
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Hudson, MA United States
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Stoughton Center For The Performing Arts
Stoughton, WI United States
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Fort Worth, TX United States
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New Braunfels, TX United States
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Virginia, MN United States
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Bryan, TX United States
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Carriere, MS United States
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JUL 24, 2017 - JUL 27, 2017
Children's Educational Theatre
Salem, OR United States
Children's Educational Theatre Salem, OR United States
JUN 05, 2017 - JUN 06, 2017
St Mary's College
Adelaide, SA Australia
St Mary's College Adelaide, SA Australia
MAY 18, 2017 - MAY 19, 2017
Piedmont High School
Monroe, NC United States
Piedmont High School Monroe, NC United States
MAY 13, 2017 - MAY 13, 2017
Hudson High School
Hudson, MA United States
Hudson High School Hudson, MA United States
MAY 12, 2017 - MAY 12, 2017
Stoughton Center For The Performing Arts
Stoughton, WI United States
Stoughton Center For The Performing Arts Stoughton, WI United States
MAY 02, 2017 - MAY 02, 2017
Travis Academy Of Fine Arts
Fort Worth, TX United States
Travis Academy Of Fine Arts Fort Worth, TX United States
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Awards (1)

Starred Performance, Minnesota State High School League One Act Play Festival (2009)