Max + Minerva's Magical Machine

Cast Size – 11 principles, 15-20 smaller roles that can be easily be expanded or combined as needed.

Running Time – 45 minutes

Price – $150.00

 

Synopsis

Max and Minerva are a typical brother and sister. Their Mom wants them to play outside, but they'd much rather play video games or watch their favorite TV shows... that's because the sneaky Mr. Monotonous, the "spirit" behind technology and screen time, is always there to keep them on the couch.  But thanks to the ingenious Ms. Marvel (the "spirit" of creativity and adventure-seeking) and her gang of "Inspiration Sprites", Max and Minerva and their friends drop the remote control in favor of building a giant "Magical Machine", a fantastic cardboard box that will take them anywhere and everywhere their imaginations will allow.  With catchy songs and a powerful message, Max & Minerva's Magical Machine is a story about finding the balance between technology and creativity.  It's a timely story that parents and kids will equally appreciate. NOTE: This play contains original songs, music is available upon request.

Cast Info

Main Roles:
Max
Minerva

The Gang: (these can easily be changed into female roles as needed)
Gus
Benny
Archie

Mr. Monotonous
Ms. Marvel

The Inspiration Sprites:
Curiosity
Invention
Imagination
Cardboard

Smaller Roles:
Mom
Madame Snazzle Dazzle
Sparkle Twinkle the Ice Cream Fairy

Rhyming Glitter Gang:
Twinkie
Winkie
Noodle
Hula
Lula
Flutterby
Sassy
Flashy
Twizzler

Mythical Creatures:
Fantastic Zack
Purple Unicorn
Pan-Cake
Griffin
Spider Monkey

The Homework Police:
Hexagon
Paragraph

Settings

Max & Minerva's house
Rainbow Shimmer Cupcake World
Forever Land
Cave of the Homework Police

Props

Backpacks (2)
Snacks
Craft box
Video game controllers (5)
Hat
Birdcage made of popsicle sticks
Giant ice cream cone
Scooters (4)
School desks (2)
Paper & pencils
Ipads (2)