Comedy with folk songs. By Emily Cicchini. Based on the life and work of Edward Lear.
Cast: 4m., 1w., 10 either gender. Can be doubled to 2m., 1w., 1 either gender. Edward is a bossy little boy who likes to make up funny words. He lives on a cliff above the ocean with his cat named Grace, whom he pushes around once too often. When she takes off for points unknown with a seafaring owl named Tex, Edward follows to win her back.When Grace and Tex are captured by the Turkey Who Lives on the Hill, the Dragonfly, Grasshopper, Butter-fly, Beetle and Bee get a message to Edward. But will Edward save Grace and discover a hard truth about love? Find out in this delightful, fast-paced children's play based on the life and work of Victorian poet Edward Lear. Written in simple poetry, limericks and rhymes, it contains adaptation of folk songs from America, Britain, Ireland and Wales. This piece was commissioned by the Pollyanna Theatre Company and won the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Original Script. Simple set. Approximate running time: 50 minutes.