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Old Jake\'s Skirts
Old Jake's Skirts
"A tale where a touch of beauty and softness ends by softening a man's rusty heart. Even if you don't have kids to take along, you should see this show… Playwright José Cruz González should be rewarded for having turned a…narrative by C. Anne Scott… into a witty play, allowing Scott's straight narrative to twist and bend like a wacky song…powerful wit… intense imagination. " —The Arizona Republic
Adapted by Jose Cruz Gonzalez from the book by C. Anne Scott. Music composed/arranged by Ric Averill.

Cast: 2m., 1w., 1 either gender (with doubling). Old Jake is a lonely pumpkin farmer who is down on his luck, until he and his hound dog, Shoestring, find an old trunk beside the road. They take the trunk home and soon discover that it contains calico skirts that once belonged to a young mother. With every skirt—and the imaginative ways he uses them to fill his life—color begins slowly to creep back into Jake's world. When he meets the little girl who shares the secret of these skirts, he finds hope and laughter. This tale, filled with gentle humor, is both homespun and heartwarming. Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 50 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  O69
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  34
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  50 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 1583423753
Publication Date: 12/28/2006
Ric Averill is the artistic director of performing arts at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kan. He is a director, playwright, conductor, composer, actor and educator. Averill has been commissioned by The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo., the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., First Stage in Milwaukee and San Diego State University's Theatre of the World Festival to ...More
José Cruz González's plays include The Sun Serpent, Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle, Invierno, Sunsets and Margaritas, The Heart's Desire, The Blue House, Tomás and the Library Lady and September Shoes. A collection of his plays, Nine Plays by José Cruz González: Magical Realism and Mature Themes in Theatre for Young Audiences, was published by the University of Texas Press ...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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