Playitstore Publishing, brings you plays by award-winning playwright, Patricia Barry Rumble -- plays that will captivate your audiences, no matter what their ages.
We offer a small selection of wonderful plays, simple to produce.
Many of our plays for young audiences can be performed by very young actors or by vintage-aged actors as well.
We are in the process of changing our payment format on the website and putting up all the plays on Amazon.
The New Pinocchio. the mini-musical, and the Christmas book, The Night the Animals Talked, with music, are all available on Amazon. If you would like to call directly and order from us, you can call at (713) 784-9400.
We will continue to make other plays available on Amazon as soon as possible. In the meantime if you have questions regarding one or more of the plays, please contact by calling or by email email@example.com
Aesop’s Funny Fables is totally bilinguaL, Spanish/English: with 8 of the Aesop’s fables. In the summer of the 2011 MECA (Multicultural Education & Counseling through the Arts of Houston) produced the show as part of their summer arts and theatre project.
Talento Bilingue of Houston (TBH) produced Las Fabulas as part of their Spring Arts Program in April 2012, featuring bilingual Hispanic students in the production.
The New Pinocchio is very funny & updated, a 45-minute mini-musical. The play was commissioned by Express Children's Theatre, Houston, and toured through the summer of 2012. It was also part of the Express Children's Theatre Fall season. It ran for over 50 performances at Express. The original music was written by Rock Barry and Sammie Ammons. The New Pinocchio play and music are available at amazon. You can hear the music by clicking here. To produce the show, please contact us at (713) 784-9400.
Based on the play by the same name, The Night The Animals Talked is a heart-warming, contemporary book about a blended family two days before Christmas. The environmentalist father is out in the Gulf of Mexico doing a video shoot when something goes terribly wrong. The story is very dramatic with humorous moments; and the resolution of the story relates directly to the title of the book. There are two original songs by Rock Barry & Sammie Ammons, that accompany the book. 'The Night the Animals Talked' & 'Merry Magical Christmas To You.' The ebook or paperback book are available on Amazon, plus the 2 original Christmas songs. If you have questions, please contact us at (713) 784-9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ransom of Red Chief: produced Off Off Broadway in 2002 at Vital Theatre.
It’s classic O. Henry, a hilarious 3-character one-act play, easily toured. At the turn of the century, two con artists decide to make a quick buck by kidnapping the son of a local banker in South Alabama. The kid turns out to be so bad; they have to pay the father to take him back. Express Children's Theatre of Houston featured this show for their summer production 2013. It is currently touring and running in-house at their located at Northwest Mall Houston.
The Archer and the Princess: now available at Dramatic Publishing.
Folktale/Comedy. By Patricia Barry Rumble. Loosely based on a Russian folktale "Go I Know Not Where and Fetch I Know Not What." It's a classic comedy. Imagine the characters of the Czar, the Councilor and Wizard as the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo and Chico) and the roles of Maria and her husband Andre the Archer as the love interest, and you're got a funny comedy. The Czar wants to marry Maria, so to get rid of the archer, the Czar sends him on 3 seemingly impossible missions: to fetch Croon Cat, the legendary beast of the forest; to go to the Next World to visit the Czar's dead father and to go there he knows not where and fetch that he knows not what. Also the Czar is on the Methuselah diet, having to eat lots of chicken a day to live to be 200 years old and he is beginning to turn into a giant chicken. And did we mention that Baba Yaga is Maria's long lost mother and there's a magic rug involved somehow It's a fun show with many stylized locations. Audiences of all ages love this comedy. It's for the whole family.