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Mimsy Were the Borogoves (manuscript)
Mimsy Were the Borogoves (manuscript)
Adapted by Charles G. Taylor from the story by Lewis Padgett.

Cast: 2m., 3w. When a pair of rebellious teenagers get hold of an educational toy from the future, they have no idea what it is teaching them. Bored with school, disliking both the responsibilities and restraints imposed by the adult world, and wanting least of all to join the "rat race of maturity," the brother and sister discover that there may be a way out into some other dimension or time. Lewis Carroll knew of this "other dimension" and left veiled reference to it in the apparent nonsense poem:

"'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe."
Despite the frantic pleas of their parents, the sister and brother use the technique taught them by the toy from the future and vanish out of this world entirely, into another dimension, leaving the parents and audience to wonder where they they went and if they'll ever return. This play is an imaginative jewel, bright, challenging and stimulating. Int. set. Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes.

This title is in manuscript format. Upon licensing, a permission to photocopy form will be issued.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  M27
Cast Size:  5
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  50
Royalty:  $35.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $39.95
Approx. Running Time:  45 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 1583424776
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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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