The Canterbury Tales

Book By: Craig Sodaro
Play #: 2313
Pages: 70 pgs
Cast: 17 m, 22 w, 8 either, doubling possible

Geoffrey Chaucer introduces us to a group of 14th century pilgrims preparing for their journey to Canterbury the next day. He proposes that each tell a story going to and from the shrine, but the group is so anxious they begin immediately. The Physician begins with the tale of a wicked judge who desires his scribe's sweetheart for himself. Can the young scribe save her from the unwanted marriage? The Pardoner tells the next tale of three thieves who plan to find Death and kill him, but their greed leads them directly to him. The Nun tells the story of Chanticleer the rooster, who has the most beautiful singing voice in the barnyard, and the Fox who would make him his dinner. The second act contains the final and longest story, the Knight's Tale of two prisoners who fall madly in love with their captor's sister and are given the chance to marry her based on who brings her the finest present. Flexible staging and casting and the timeless appeal of Chaucer's tales make this a show actors and audiences of all ages will enjoy. Optional passages make the play suitable for junior high or high school and community theatres.

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DANIEL HAND HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
NORTH HAVEN, CT 11/21/2019
HOMESCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NEWTOWN, CT 1/15/2018
MARVIN RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
WAXHAW, NC 12/6/2016
NRHS DRAMA SOCIETY 4 Performance(s)
THIELLS, NY 11/4/2016
ACTS ACADEMY 2 Performance(s)
RUNNELLS, IA 1/29/2016
ACT MESILLA VALLEY 4 Performance(s)
LAS CRUCES, NM 3/6/2015
INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ART 2 Performance(s)
INTERLOCHEN, MI 7/31/2014
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
KNOXVILLE, TN 5/16/2014
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
OMAHA, NE 1/31/2014
MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MARYVILLE, TN 12/18/2012
ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LYNN, MA 11/23/2012
CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS CONNE 4 Performance(s)
JACKSON, MS 3/23/2012
MONTROSE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MEDFIELD, MA 3/10/2012
MONTROSE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MEDFIELD, MA 3/3/2012
PLAYERS BY THE SEA 4 Performance(s)
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 3/3/2012
CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB 1 Performance(s)
CLINTON, TN 12/3/2011
GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SAINT PARIS , OH 11/18/2011
THEATRE GROUP 2 Performance(s)
CROSWELL, MI 11/18/2011
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
COLUMBIA, IL 2/24/2011
ARBOR MONTESSORI SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DECATUR, GA 12/16/2010
EDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GREEN BAY, WI 11/15/2010
CORMIER SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
GREEN BAY, WI 9/15/2010
CHIEFLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CHIEFLAND, FL 5/12/2010
NARRAGANSETT REGIONAL SCHOOL D 1 Performance(s)
BALDWINVILLE, MA 2/27/2010
VAN CORTLANDT MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CROTON ON HUDSON, NY 11/19/2009
CAROLINE COUNTY REC PARKS 2 Performance(s)
DENTON, MD 8/1/2008
MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MARYVILLE, TN 5/21/2008
PRINCE GEORGE SECONDARY SCHOOL 6 Performance(s)
PRINCE GEORGE, BC 5/12/2008
ST AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ST AUSGUSTINE, FL 2/26/2008
REGINA HS 3 Performance(s)
SOUTH EUCLID, OH 8/24/2007
MITCHELL MID SCH 2 Performance(s)
RACINE, WI 5/18/2007
BURNCOAT HS THEATRE DEPARTMENT 1 Performance(s)
LEICESTER, MA 4/12/2007
ACTS ACADEMY 1 Performance(s)
RUNNELLS, IA 11/30/2006
RHINELANDER SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
RHINELANDER, WI 11/17/2006
PERRY CTY CENTRAL HIGH 4 Performance(s)
HAZARD, KY 10/5/2006
BOYNTON MIDDLE 2 Performance(s)
ITHACA, NY 6/10/2006
CHRISTIAN FAM EDU CO-OP 1 Performance(s)
CHANNAHON, IL 4/13/2006
CLAYTON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GUTTENBERG, IA 3/24/2006
CLINTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CLINTON, TN 12/15/2005
CLINTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CLINTON, TN 11/17/2005
AKRON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
AKRON, CO 11/14/2005
INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR ARTS 2 Performance(s)
INTERLOCHEN, MI 7/15/2005
BELL JR SR HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
BELL, FL 5/6/2005
NEW LONDON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NEW LONDON, CT 2/1/2005
CLEARVIEW REG HIGH SCH 2 Performance(s)
MULLICA HILL, NJ 12/10/2004
LIGON MIDDLE SCH 3 Performance(s)
RALEIGH, NC 10/22/2004
THE MEHER SCHOOL 5 Performance(s)
LAFAYETTE, CA 8/10/2004
DOUGLAS HIGH SCH 1 Performance(s)
DOUGLAS, AL 3/15/2004
PARMA HIGH SCHL 1 Performance(s)
PARMA, ID 3/15/2004
URSULINE SCH PERFORMING ARTS 1 Performance(s)
LOUISVILLE, KY 12/9/2003
YORKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
YORKVILLE, IL 11/7/2003
REITZ THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
DUBOIS, PA 7/18/2003
HOLY FAMILY INTERMEDIATE 1 Performance(s)
ELMIRA, NY 4/11/2003

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