The original book by Phil Stong caught the American imagination because it so beautifully portrayed one of the most enjoyable aspects of our life, a big fair, and it did so through the eyes of a special family, each member of which is at a turning point. The novel was so successful it inspired several motion pictures as well as a musical comedy. We're happy to be able to report that when this stage version was completed, it was sent to Mr. Stong at once, and he then sent us a telegram which read, "Splendid. Absolutely splendid!" The play, capturing the quality of the original book, has the color and excitement of a state fair—and the surprising ways in which it changes the lives of a young man and the girl he meets and falls in love with there—all beautifully expressed in this play about American life. This is a show that audiences love, for they recognize both the people and the situations and react with pleasure to its humor and comment.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code S51000
- Cast Size 11
- Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 110 min
- ISBN(13) 9781583425046
- "Our show was very well received by the community because the script was actor friendly. Our rural community liked the performances because the Frake Family could just as easily have been from here."
- Review by Gary Gill, Smithton High School, Smithton, Mo.