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$15.00 Royalty per Performance

$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)

Workers of the World

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A short comedy by Ross Peter Nelson
3F / 1 M
Approximate Playing Time: 12 minutes

Perfect for older teens and university theatre student showcases! Set in a barracks, it is not intended to appear obvious that the characters in Workers of the World are bees, at least not in the beginning. Bianca wakes up, sees no one and panics. Barbie rushes in and tells her it has all happened as “it was foretold”: The Queen has abandoned the hive and half the world is gone, vanished. Duran, arrives bearing a gift of Royal Jelly for Barbie, which to Duran’s distress, she shares with Bianca and kitchen worker Bijou. Bijou points out they need a new queen. Bianca argues it’s an opportunity to form a different kind of government, a workers’ collective. She tries to woo the others to her point of view but Duran has another idea. He tells Barbie she is not only “his” queen but the queen that the drones exist to serve and if she’ll make the mating flight with him, they will worship her-not realizing he will die after. They fly off together. Meanwhile, Bijou seems to join forces with Bianca. When Barbie returns alone, triumphant, she sets out to kill Bianca. But who succeeds to become queen? $10 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $15 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$15.00 Royalty per Performance
$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee