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Tomato Plant Girl

Tomato Plant Girl

By Wesley Middleton.

Product Code: TD4000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 3w. (May be expanded with "stagehand" roles.)

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* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

In stock


This powerful exploration of friendship delights young audiences with its sharp dialogue, physical action and playful, high-energy conflict. Little Girl is the new kid in Heretown. Good thing she's got her Bossy Best Friend! The girls share a garden where time moves to the rhythm of Bossy's commands until the day Little Girl can no longer obey. Bossy has forbidden Little Girl to touch her precious tomato plant. But if the plant doesn't get watered soon, it will die. When Bossy leaves to visit her grandma, Little Girl uproots the plant in a valiant rescue, and a messy girl-creature springs out of the earth, spitting up dirt and crying red tears. Soon, Little Girl is playing crazy new games with Tomato Plant Girl and teaching her to say "please." Maybe Little Girl has found a new Best Friend. But what will they do when Bossy returns? And what if Tomato Plant Girl won't stay? When her friendships collide and Little Girl has to choose, she discovers the power of making up her own rules.


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code TD4000
  • Cast Size 3
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 80 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583420874
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Innovative, imaginative, powerful imagery. A little bit wacky. Bold."
Review by Amie Brockway, The Open Eye Theater, Margaretville, NY
"Excellent play! It lends itself well to touring. I received rave reviews from teachers and principals about its complexity and strong message about what makes a friend a true friend."
Review by Dr. Jennifer Chapman, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wis.
"Tomato Plant Girl was a great choice for our small, shoestring company: easy to stage, small cast with compelling characters. We had lively post-show discussions with our K-5 audiences!"
Review by Lisa Cocchiarale, Widener University, Chester, Pa.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"The Earthsoil Hum is crucialÑset that tone first as itself to building character and relationship. Also, we made dirt from black beans and quinoaÑwhich we purchased in bulk and inexpensively."
Tip by Terri Steinmann, WEST Performing Arts, Santa Cruz, Calif.
"This is a strong script that works well with minimal "bells and whistles.""
Tip by Lisa Cocchiarale, Widener University, Chester, Pa.

Media Reviews

"A performance involving movement, music and magic which centers around the joys and tyrannies of friendship among little girls, this comedy utilizes a 'tomato spirit'—a force of nature more vegetable than human—to probe the themes of self-esteem, peer pressure, loyalty and self-worth." -AustinChronicle.com