Jarpteetza/The Firebird

Jarpteetza/The Firebird
by R. N. Sandberg

Productions (14)
  • Dramatic fairy tale
  • |
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m, 5 either (10-15 actors possible: 2-12 f, 3-13 m)
  • Set: Four locations in a mysterious, fantastical world: outside the Tsar's palace, an enchanted forest, a cavern by Kashei's palace, and Baba-Yaga's house

Jarpteetza/The Firebird
by R. N. Sandberg

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Productions (14)
  • Dramatic fairy tale
  • |
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m, 5 either (10-15 actors possible: 2-12 f, 3-13 m)
  • Set: Four locations in a mysterious, fantastical world: outside the Tsar's palace, an enchanted forest, a cavern by Kashei's palace, and Baba-Yaga's house

Ten traditional Russian characters are brought together in this new magical story. Kashei the Immortal has held Russia under his evil power for hundreds of years, but the new Tsar, Prince Ivan, is determined to break his hold. When Kashei kidnaps Ivan's beloved Vasilisa, Ivan joins forces with Maria the Skillful, Ilya the Strongman, and the clown Skomorokh. Together they must journey through dangerous forests and battle a desperate robber, enchanted demons, and the wily witch Baba Yaga to save Vasilisa -- and all of Russia. But even with all of their skill and courage, how can they overcome an enemy who is immortal?

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

Ten traditional Russian characters are brought together in this new magical story. Kashei the Immortal has held Russia under his evil power for hundreds of years, but the new Tsar, Prince Ivan, is determined to break his hold. When Kashei kidnaps Ivan's beloved Vasilisa, Ivan joins forces with Maria the Skillful, Ilya the Strongman, and the clown Skomorokh. Together they must journey through dangerous forests and battle a desperate robber, enchanted demons, and the wily witch Baba Yaga to save Vasilisa -- and all of Russia. But even with all of their skill and courage, how can they overcome an enemy who is immortal?

  • Dramatic fairy tale
  • |
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m, 5 either (10-15 actors possible: 2-12 f, 3-13 m)
  • Set: Four locations in a mysterious, fantastical world: outside the Tsar's palace, an enchanted forest, a cavern by Kashei's palace, and Baba-Yaga's house

Published Reviews

"Filled with action, intrigue, magic, and suspense ... visually stunning and intellectually challenging ... easily holds the interest of adults and teens."

Sue Lockett John, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"A precious experience -- Sandberg's play deftly brings together a number of the most popular characters in Russian folklore in a narrative in ... the best fairy-tale tradition..."

Wayne Johnson, Seattle Times

Production History

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APR 03, 2019 - APR 07, 2019
Drama Department
Sherbrooke, QC Canada
Drama Department Sherbrooke, QC Canada
AUG 13, 2011 - SEP 28, 2011
Nevin's Library
Methuen, MA United States
Nevin's Library Methuen, MA United States
AUG 12, 2011 - SEP 01, 2011
Nevin's Library
Methuen, MA United States
Nevin's Library Methuen, MA United States
JUN 29, 2011 - JUL 02, 2011
The Day-Old Theater (Universitat Mainz)
Mainz, Germany
The Day-Old Theater (Universitat Mainz) Mainz, Germany
FEB 23, 2011 - FEB 26, 2011
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Theatre
Lakewood, WA United States
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Theatre Lakewood, WA United States
JUN 13, 2008 - JUN 13, 2008
Whitebrook Middle School
South Hadley, MA United States
Whitebrook Middle School South Hadley, MA United States
MAY 08, 2007 - MAY 08, 2007
Benton County School Of The Arts
Rogers, AR United States
Benton County School Of The Arts Rogers, AR United States
FEB 17, 2005 - FEB 19, 2005
Miller South School For The Visual & Performing Arts
Akron, OH United States
Miller South School For The Visual & Performing Arts Akron, OH United States
MAY 02, 2003 - MAY 02, 2003
Stivers School for the Arts
Dayton, OH United States
Stivers School for the Arts Dayton, OH United States
APR 18, 2003 - APR 19, 2003
Fennville High School
Fennville, MI United States
Fennville High School Fennville, MI United States
FEB 19, 2003 - FEB 22, 2003
Jesus College, Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
Jesus College, Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom
JAN 15, 2003 - JAN 15, 2003
Virginia Beach Friends School
Virginia Beach, VA United States
Virginia Beach Friends School Virginia Beach, VA United States
JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
Olympic College
Bremerton, WA United States
Olympic College Bremerton, WA United States
JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 31, 1991
Seattle Children's Theater
Seattle, WA United States
Seattle Children's Theater Seattle, WA United States
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JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 31, 1991
Seattle Children's Theater
Seattle, WA United States
Seattle Children's Theater Seattle, WA United States