The Sparrow


Writers: Nathan Allen Chris Mathews Jake Minton


Show Information

Number of Acts
First Produced
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
Spring Farm, Illinois, Present Day
Cast Size
Some Dance
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Ensemble Cast, High School, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, adult, child, mature adult, elderly, early teen, young adult characters


Ten years ago, a train collided with a school bus, killing the second grade class of Spring Farm, Illinois. The only student not on the bus was Emily Book, who was sent away shortly after the accident happened. Now she’s back for her senior year of high school--the only senior at Spring Farm High. Not only is Emily trying to negotiate her way back into a community that doesn’t know how to receive her, she is also carrying the burden of the accident ten years before. Managing high school is difficult enough, but when a friend is in danger, Emily reveals her superpowers to the community by literally taking flight, and now becomes a hero for them, and a way to heal from the past. But can Emily’s powers really save them? Or will her dark secret destroy the town forever? The Sparrow is a beautiful tale of community and healing the traumas of years past, sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

Lead Characters

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