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Somebody Catch My Homework
Somebody Catch My Homework
"A lively and witty show certain to entertain kids and their parents." —News-Leader
By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Inspired by the poetry of David L. Harrison. Optional incidental music by Ric Averill.

Cast: 2m., 2w., 1 either gender. Expandable to 13 roles, plus extras as desired. A light-hearted, high-energy look at one eventful day in the life of fourth-grader Samantha, the new girl in town, who has lost her beloved cat, Corky. At the bus stop, Samantha meets three wacky new friends who welcome her into their class, which just happens to be studying the animal kingdom. Their search for essay topics takes them from a dinner table's chicken thighs to the pasture of a bull not pleased to see visitors. A wayward wad of bubble gum, tuba practice and a sticky baby sister later, the busy day finally peaks with the rescue of Corky. Nineteen humorous—and sometimes serious—poems by David L. Harrison are woven into the script as dialogue. Instead of bursting into song, the characters break out into poetry! Incidental music composed especially for this play is available. Highly tourable by five actors. Somebody Catch My Homework also offers creative opportunities for a larger cast and/or audience participation. Minimal staging. Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes.

In the original Springfield, Missouri, cast list of Somebody Catch My Homework an actor's name was mistakenly left out of the credits in the playbook. Along with the three mentioned "clocks
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  SH8
Cast Size:  5
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  39
Royalty:  $40.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  45 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 1583421718
Publication Date: 04/07/2004
Sandra Fenichel Asher's plays have been produced nationally and abroad. Across the Plains, commissioned by The Coterie, Kansas City, Mo., was selected for the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices Symposium. In the Garden of the Selfish Giant won the Indiana Repertory Theatre/Bonderman National Playwriting Symposium Award, the New England Theatre Conference Aurand Harris Playwriting Award and the American Alliance for ...More
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
David Harrison's first book for children, The Boy With a Drum, was released in 1969 and eventually sold more than 2 million copies. In 1972, Harrison won national recognition when he received the Christopher Award for The Book of Giant Stories. Since then, he has published 80 original titles, selling more than 15 million copies and earning numerous honors. He ...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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