Ben and the Magic Paintbrush

Ben and the Magic Paintbrush
by Bathsheba Doran

Productions (3)
  • Comedy for Young Audiences
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m, 2 either (6-11 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-6 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language.
  • Set: A stage and some imagination!
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-289-5

Ben and the Magic Paintbrush
by Bathsheba Doran

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Productions (3)
  • Comedy for Young Audiences
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m, 2 either (6-11 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-6 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language.
  • Set: A stage and some imagination!

Megan and Ben are orphaned siblings alone in the world. She earns pennies as a human statue -- painted silver -- while her little brother draws marvelous portraits with only a stubby pencil. One fateful day, his artwork catches the eye of the malicious Mrs. Crawley, who has a scheme to make millions with a magic paintbrush. When she captures Ben and puts him to work, it's up to Megan and their new friend Pierre to help him escape, discovering the value of kindness and bravery along the way. An enchanting story from olden times comes to life in this modern-day fairy tale.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Megan and Ben are orphaned siblings alone in the world. She earns pennies as a human statue -- painted silver -- while her little brother draws marvelous portraits with only a stubby pencil. One fateful day, his artwork catches the eye of the malicious Mrs. Crawley, who has a scheme to make millions with a magic paintbrush. When she captures Ben and puts him to work, it's up to Megan and their new friend Pierre to help him escape, discovering the value of kindness and bravery along the way. An enchanting story from olden times comes to life in this modern-day fairy tale.

  • Comedy for Young Audiences
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m, 2 either (6-11 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-6 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language.
  • Set: A stage and some imagination!
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-289-5

Published Reviews

"It will have the kiddies cheering its heroes and (on occasion) jeering one of youth theater's most deliciously detestable villains."

The Daily Pilot

"That was the best movie a ever saw."

8 year old audience member to playwright

"[A] cleverly wise play kids will love, and you'll find charming too... Through bravery, smartness and encountered kindness (there ARE some good hearted adults in the world) our brother and sister, with the good friends they have made along the perilous journey, (a painter, a policemen and a queen) all achieve happiness PLUS a far wise balanced view of life's values."

The Buena Park Independent

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NOV 23, 2013 - NOV 23, 2013
CNY Arts Center
Fulton, NY United States
CNY Arts Center Fulton, NY United States
SEP 13, 2013 - SEP 14, 2013
Waller High School
Waller, TX United States
Waller High School Waller, TX United States
MAY 21, 2010 - JUN 06, 2010
South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa, CA United States
South Coast Repertory Costa Mesa, CA United States
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MAY 21, 2010 - JUN 06, 2010
South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa, CA United States
South Coast Repertory Costa Mesa, CA United States