This drama is a spine-tingling tale of a boy and his worst fears in the swamp—eventually overcome by Wiley himself. Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, Wiley and the Hairy Man centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams. Through rhythm and rhyme, a chorus creates the mystery of the swamp. The magic of this play is not fairy dust, it is soil—the magic of survival, the magic of the earth and the mud of the swamp. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code WC9000
- Cast Size 8
- Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 70 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group | Praise Group
- Genre Comedy
- ISBN(13) 9781583427897
- "Fun script that allows cast members to be creative and innovative."
- Review by Vanessa Bernal, Glendale High School, Glendale, Ariz.
- "Terrific play! Our audiences enjoyed the humor, the excitement, and the lessons learned. Lots of compliments. "
- Review by Donald Beck, Alliance Children's Theatre of Indiana, Michigan City, Ind.
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