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The Egg and I
The Egg and I
Based on the book by Betty MacDonald. Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens.

Cast: 9m., 13w. "Chickens?" gasps Betty MacDonald when her husband Don buys a little farm in the mountains. "Who, us?" shriek teenage Anne and Joan when asked to help. But they find themselves surrounded by peeping chicks and everyone has to move fast. To Anne, with her eyes on a good-looking neighbor boy named Thad, this is fun. But how long will it remain fun to get up at four, put the coffee on, go out to the baby chicks with warm water, put toast in the oven, go out to the chicks with mash, set the table and then out to the chicks again? There is a boisterous scene when Joan, having corralled a boyfriend, entertains him under an umbrella while water drips through the leaky roof. In winter, their only entertainment is to sit with the mail-order catalog studying plumbing ads. As failure threatens the chicken farm, Betty is finally ready to give up, but there is a funny, tender scene in which they realize that they are not quitters after all. Much heartwarming comedy unfolds as they learn to cope with the Egg. One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  E14
Cast Size:  22
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  90
Royalty:  $55.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 087129642x
Betty MacDonald (1907-1958) was the author of the beloved children's books about Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, including: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle; Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle; Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic; Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm; and Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle stories were first told to her two daughtersMore
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