The Magic Paintbrush

By Kyle Adkins & Rachel Benjamin



Performance Length

30 minutes


Based on an ancient Chinese folk tale, this play depicts the adventures of a young girl, her magic paintbrush, and the struggle of good versus evil. The story takes place in a poor Chinese village that has been cruelly mistreated by the Emperor and his royal guard. When a mysterious artist gives Xiao Yue a magic that could change her fate, Xiao Yue discovers the weight and responsibility that accompanies power. It is now up to her to decide how to use this new gift and more importantly how to protect this magic from being used for evil.

Performance Rating

Middle School - 18+

Audience Rating

Preschool - Elementary