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Old Dry Frye

Old Dry Frye

Adapted by Larry and Vivian Snipes. Loosely based on the book by Paul Brett Johnson.

Product Code: O78000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 2m., 1w., with doubling plus 3 puppets, or up to 13 (6m., 6w., 1 either gender) with roles distributed.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* 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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

This adaptation illustrates the traditional folktale of Old Dry Frye, the late preacher man with the ravenous appetite who comes back to haunt his flock! This is commedia American-style with energetic humor, physical gags, bumbling brothers, a cluck-talking chicken and a series of uproarious adventures taken on by 13 vibrant characters that can be played by as few as one woman and two men. Little Old Lady and Little Old Feller settle down for some tasty fried chicken when they hear the ghostly voice of Old Dry Frye comin' across the wind. As Little Old Lady sets off for the creek to wash another plate, we are taken back in time to an earlier day when Old Dry Frye used to come regularly to Sunday dinner. Folks always set an extra plate because everybody knows about Old Dry Frye and his voracious appetite. As Old Dry Frye visits his flock—always at dinner time—the families of Troublesome Creek try unsuccessfully to hide their food from him. One day, the preacher man chokes on a chicken bone and keels over—kerplop! The whole community then passes the remains of Old Dry Frye off like a hot potato, trying to shed the body, lest one of them gets stuck with the blame for his "passing." Physical humor, call and response, and delightful dialect move this play from soup pot to apple crumble, with a laugh a minute. Great roles for versatile actors.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code O78000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Family (all ages)
  • ISBN(13) 9780876023853
* 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.