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NigHt of tHe pterodActyls
NigHt of tHe pterodActyls
By Julian Wiles.

Cast: 5m., 5w. (extras). Twelve-year-old Whit thinks Carly, who has just moved to town, is the ugliest girl in the universe. She is also the smartest person Whit has every met. Carly is obsessed with dinosaurs, and Whit becomes obsessed with Carly. But when Carly starts digging up the neighborhood, Whit has trouble explaining his affection for her to the GAs, his secret, all-male group of friends known as the Gross Associates. When Carly finds a nest of pterodactyl eggs in a neighbor's rose garden, the whole town is turned upside down. Pandemonium abounds and the National Guard has to be called out to keep away the curious. As one of Whit's friends explains to a TV reporter, "Yes, well, we all knew about her digging, but who could have thought that her digging up Mrs. Webster's rose garden would lead to something like this?" What it leads to is a dramatic finale where the pterodactyl eggs are excavated on live television. The glare of the TV lights is so bright that they warm the pterodactyl eggs and they begin to hatch...or do they? With this play the talented Julian Wiles achieves the almost impossible--he has written an entirely fresh and original play for children's theatre. As with his earlier play, the boy who stole the stars, you'll find his work to be of special quality, practical, and in every way a threatrical delight. One ext., one int. set. Approximate Running Time: 85 minutes.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  N32
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  56
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  85 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 0871299119
Director, designer and playwright Julian Wiles founded Charleston Stage in 1978. As Charleston's resident professional theatre company, it has grown into one of South Carolina's largest arts institutions. Wiles grew up on a cotton farm in Ft. Motte, S.C. He attended Clemson University, received a bachelor's degree in history from the College of Charleston in 1974 and an MFA in ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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