Published by Samuel French — click to order

“The Ice Fishing Play”
In an ice fishing house on a lake in northern Minnesota, Ron, an ice fisherman extraordinaire, struggles to catch “the big one” only “the big one” doesn’t just mean the biggest fish in the lake. A funny, vibrant exploration of the struggle to connect in a world of blizzards, frozen minnows, memories and miracles. A glimpse of the secret inner world of that mystical icon, the ice fisherman.
Contact:  Mary Ludington,

“Lloyd’s Prayer”
A boy raised by raccoons, a small-time hustler and a genuine Angel of the Lord are just a few of the characters who inhabit this parable. “…it sticks just close enough to reality to be extremely charming and funny.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Contact:  Samuel French

“The Education of Walter Kauffmann
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“The Seven Dwarfs”
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Plays for Children

Adapted from the work of Richard Scarry
Busytown is always buzzing with activity. But what do people do all day? That’s where Huckle Cat comes in—he’ll take us on a tour of his great neighborhood. And there is so much to see and do, so many wonderful friends to visit. Huckle shows us how Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat work together to bring food to the town. Construction Worker and his crew build new houses, and Firechief and the gang keep them safe. Isn’t it wonderful how everyone works together to keep Busytown busy?
Contact: Plays for Young Audiences

“Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse”
Adapted from the work of Kevin Henkes
Contact: Leah Petrakis, Harper Collins,

“Lyle the Crocodile”
Adapted from the works of Bernard Waber
Lyle is the story of a friendly crocodile who turns up in a bathtub in an apartment in New York City’s Upper East Side. Lyle becomes good friends with the folks in the building, except for Mr. Grumps, who hates Lyle, parades, people, and pretty much everything. However, when Lyle rescues Mr. Grumps and his cat Loretta from a fire, Mr. Grumps has to apologize for the way he’s treated Lyle. In the end, Lyle helps those around him learn that they should not judge other by how different they appear to be, but to love people (and crocodiles) for what they are.
Contact: Plays for Young Audiences

“Mississippi Panorama”
Original story by Kevin Kling
In the middle 1800’s, a young artist named John Banvard journeyed from one end of the Mississippi to the other and was inspired to paint a picture that could capture the glory of the river. The painting (which no longer exists) was three miles long, and he carried it all over the world to show people the wonder of the mighty river. Mississippi Panorama captures the spirit of that painting, and the creative essence of the man who made it.
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Mary Ludington

Kevin Kling

Kevin Kling