Say hello to League of Heroes.
You know my short skit Team Hero, which I published this past February? League of Heroes is like Team Hero on steroids.
And you know The Return of Ben Morgenstern, which also came out this year and was my first ever customizable drama? League of Heroes is customizable too!
But first things first: what’s this play about?
Well, it builds on the same idea as Team Hero but has time for lots more characters, more complex themes, and just more fun. Here’s the basic story premise:
A group of seven aspiring novelists are in for a surprise when their fictional heroes come to life…and go on strike. Seven determined heroes (from a wild variety of story genres…sci-fi, medieval, old west, and more!) form a league against their authors, demanding an explanation for all the hardships they endure in their stories. Comically satirical and surprisingly deep, this drama was inspired by words of N. D. Wilson and George MacDonald, and it offers a few possible answers to one of life’s hardest questions: why do we have to suffer so much?
The theme behind the drama centers around a few verses from Hebrews 12: “And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children: My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by him: For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.” (Hebrews 12:5-6)
League of Heroes takes this fairly serious theme and delivers it with a good dose of humor, so, at least at its premiere performance last summer, the teen cast and crew producing the drama seemed really to enjoy it as well as learn from it. That’s certainly my goal when I write: to create stories that both delight and disciple the performers and their audience.
Moving on to logistics: League of Heroes runs 40-45 minutes in performance, and as I mentioned, I’m offering customization services for this script, just like I do for The Return of Ben Morgenstern. I can tailor the script precisely to match your cast size, as long as you have at least a minimum of 15 cast members up to a maximum of 22.
Below, you can see the two character lists that show the minimum and maximum number of characters possible…and if you have a cast size anywhere between these two extremes, I can customize the script to fit your exact numbers!
As you might guess, pricing for the script varies based on how much customization is required. However, my customizable scripts are typically more affordable than my other scripts of comparable length. This is because, after making your customizations, I’ll email you the script and let you print it yourself rather than mailing pre-printed copies, which means I don’t have to charge you for any printing or shipping costs!
Any questions about League of Heroes? If you’re interested in getting the script customized for your cast, you can request a price estimate here! Or, simply contact us or email us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.