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The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

Book and lyrics by Doug Cooney. Music by David O. Based on the novel by George Saunders.

Product Code: V36000

  • Musical
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 2m., 4w.

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Synopsis

Gappers are fuzzy orange creatures that wreak havoc on the seaside town of Frip. They latch onto the goats (whom they love) in the three-family village and jeopardize the community's goat-milk-based economy. Every day, the children of Frip brush gappers off their goats to toss them back into the ocean, and every day the gappers return. When the pesky critters target only one of the houses and the neighbors unexpectedly refuse to help, 10-year-old Capable must cope single-handedly with the gapper invasion—which she does with her own special brand of compassion and resourcefulness. After the tables turn on Capable's neighbors, will she rally to their assistance or revel in their comeuppance? A tuneful, hilarious and wildly theatrical youth musical presented by quick-change actors and a bevy of puppets, Gappers received its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in a Mark Taper Forum P.L.A.Y. production.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code V36000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 75 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583425572
* 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.

Media Reviews

"A 75-minute gem that is as adult-friendly as it is engaging for children." -Backstage

"A delight for all ages … a fanciful production that pleases the eye and warms the heart, as Capable learns the value of selflessness, adaptability and forgiveness … truly inspired." -Los Angeles Weekly

"A fresh whirl of wit and whimsy … David O's music, along with Doug Cooney's simple but deft book and lyrics, strikes a tone of innocent spontaneity." -Los Angeles Times

"Most imaginative … a kids' show, but [with] grownup charm." -KCRW

Audio/Video

Audio

Overture (Sunrise) (Instrumental)mp3Download
Wishmp3Download
Dear Capablemp3Download