Drama. Adapted by Phyllis Groff. Based on the story by Eric P. Kelly.
Cast: 6m., 3w., 4 children with option for extras. In this charming and picturesque Christmas tale adapted from the well-loved story by Eric P. Kelly, a Polish peasant family living in the middle of the forest is hungry for a sight of the city. One Christmas Eve night, a richly dressed little boy comes to their door. He cannot speak, but he can sing like a nightingale. The family takes care of the boy for a year without knowing anything about him. Then an opportunity suddenly comes to them to make their long-anticipated trip to the city. The children gather up their little puppet theatre they have been making for Christmas and come into the city. Their puppet play receives a great ovation, and, at the Castle of Zamosc, they at last discover the Nightingale's parentage. Three sets. Polish costumes. Approximate running time: 50 minutes. One song in book.