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The Beloved Dearly
The Beloved Dearly
Awarded TADA!'s First Look Prize
By Doug Cooney. Adapted from the book by Doug Cooney.

Cast: 4m., 6w. (doubling possible, extras.) Twelve-year-old Ernie is always looking for a fast buck. This time, the middle-school tycoon stumbles onto a money-making bonanza: pet funerals for kids. He hires Dusty to decorate the burial boxes and Tony to dig the holes, but his prize find is a tomboy named Swimming Pool who delivers a crying jag not to be missed. Business goes through the roof—that is, until Ernie loses Swimming Pool over a raise and the whole venture unravels. It's only after his own pet departs for the canine hereafter that Ernie realizes just how much more there is to life (and death) than making money. A special comedy about business, friendships, loss and how we learn to express our feelings. Awarded TADA!'s First Look Prize and toured by Lincoln Center Institute. Unit set.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  BA2
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  62
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  80 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 1583420789
Publication Date: 11/27/2001
Doug Cooney is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. His play The Final Tour was workshopped at Sundance Theater Labs with Moises Kaufman directing John Neville and Mary Lou Rosato. He collaborated with composer David O on an original youth musical, The Legend of Alex, produced by the Mark Taper Forum P.L.A.Y., and the musical adaptation of George Saunders' The Very ...More
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