Dandelion by Wysteria Edwards

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About The Play

Young audiences. 10-15 minutes. 1-5 males, 1-5 females (6 performers total). Suitable for elementary school and older.

Adapted for the stage from the book by Don Freeman. 

Printed Script: $6.95 (part of the Classics for Kids anthology; contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $5.75. Performance Royalties: $20.00/performance. Production Photocopy License:  $20.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $25.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only).  Limited Video License:  $25.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties).  Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at info@youthplays.com.  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


When Dandelion the lion is invited to a party at Jennifer Giraffe’s house, he does everything to change his appearance, from buying a new sweater, hat and cane, to getting his hair curled. But much to his dismay, his friends do not recognize the new dapper, dandy Dandelion. After they shut the door on him, he is caught in a fierce rainstorm, which forces him to shed his new outfit. The next time the door opens; he looks like just like the lion they were waiting for all along. A wonderful play about the importance of being yourself!

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Did You Know?

In his freshman year at UCLA, Robert George started a theatre company called I-5 productions, so named because all of its members came from different parts of California and were united at school via Interstate 5, creating 3 original works a year that they staged at small theaters all over Los Angeles.