Fantasy. By Irene Corey.
Cast: 1m., 1w., 17 either gender. The Magic Garden is a fantasy lark of joyful spirits intended for theatre-goers of ages 5 through 9. Reality and fantasy mingle in an ever timely clash of Vegetables versus Sweets. David and Tommy of the local grocery football team have just lost a game to the candy factory team. Fantasy takes over in a conflict between the Vegetable Kingdom and the Candy Kingdom. The Queen of Sweets declares war. King Onion rallies his vegetables, including near-sighted General Carrot, Red and Hot Pepper Soldiers, English Pea and Irish Potato. The queen uses sweet psychology, but ultimately the vegetables narrowly prevail. Costume designs for the vegetables are included by the author, famous for her designs of Reynard the Fox and The Great Cross-Country Race. Flexible staging. Simple set. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.