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Ramona Quimby
Ramona Quimby
AATE Distinguished Play Award (1995, Elementary/Middle)
Dramatized by Len Jenkin. Based on the books by Beverly Cleary.

Cast: 5m., 7w. (5 boys, 9 girls.) Unpredictable. Exasperating. Boisterous and independent. That's Ramona Quimby for you. Always aggravating her older sister, Beezus, constantly getting into trouble and sometimes "making a big, noisy fuss" when things don't go her way. As narrator, Beezus (Beatrice Quimby) introduces the Quimby family and friends and thereby sets the scene for the collection of vignettes that trace Ramona's tumultuous passage through third grade and through her family relationships. At school, she throws a tantrum when provoked by a classmate and is sent home in disgrace. The teacher's wrath, an important family wedding, persistent sibling bickering and Mr. Quimby's attempts to give up smoking are part of the fabric that shape a humorous, loving family portrait. The characters and the material, adapted by Obie Award-winning playwright Len Jenkin, are as "today" as the morning newspaper. The problems facing the Quimbys, a middle-class Oregon family, are problems common to most families, and the family's togetherness in tackling the sacrifices and adjustments required when the father is unexpectedly fired from his job is a clear statement of traditional family values. Along with the discovery that life is not always fair, eventually Ramona and Beezus come to realize that sisters may not always agree, but they can be good to have around. Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes.

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Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  R54
Cast Size:  12
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  62
Royalty:  $100.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $10.95
Approx. Running Time:  90 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 0871293307
Biographies
Beverly Cleary, a former children's librarian, has been asked by children where she finds her ideas. "From my own experience," she replies, "and from the world around me." Her books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the 1984 John Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in 1983. Ramona and ...More
Len Jenkin is a playwright, screenwriter and director. His plays include Dark Ride, Pilgrims of the Night, My Uncle Sam, Careless Love, Limbo Tales, Poor Folk's Pleasure, Like I Say and The Dream Express and his adaptations of Ramona Quimby and The Invisible Man (Dramatic Publishing). His films include Blame It on the Night, Welcome to Oblivion, Nickel Dreams and ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* 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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