Merlin and the Cave of Dreams
by Charles Way
The King has died and chaos breaks out across the Green Kingdom. It's up to Merlin, a powerful wizard, to share the news: Arthur, a wee lad, will change the fate of the kingdom. Sleeping in Merlin's enchanted Cave of Dreams, Arthur's path will unfold before his eyes in a glorious vision.
"Forget chivalrous knights in shining armor rescuing love-sick maidens, round tables and the fabled glories of Camelot. Charles Way’s delightful play takes the young rustic Arthur through his rites-of-passage towards self-awareness as the once and future kind to draw that sword from the stone."-The Stage, UK
Nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Play of 2004
Pages: 58 pg
Casting Breakdown: 9 roles | Doubling possible
Estimated Run Time: 80 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 8+
Availability: Performance licenses are only available in the United States and Canada
Originally produced by Imagination Stage (MD) in 2004
Photos from the world-premiere production of Merlin and the Cave of Dreams at Imagination Stage featuring Alia Williams, Jewel Greenberg, Lisa Lias, Saskia De Vries and Evan Casey.
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