Classics for Kids: Four Plays Adapted from the Books of Don Freeman by Wysteria Edwards

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About The Play

Anthology of 4 short plays for young audiences. 10-15 minutes each. Casts range from 3-7 performers (6-24 performers possible, with some gender flexibility).  Suitable for elementary school and older.

All of the plays in the anthology may be performed on their own (see their individual listings), or they may be performed collectively in any order or combination.

Printed Script:
(contains special author commentary)Digital Perusal Script: $6.50.   Performance Royalties: $40.00/performance.  Production Photocopy License:  $30.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only).  Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


A boy with a “mop” of hair, a lion who wants to get all dressed up, a praying mantis with a passion for music and the iconic teddy bear, Corduroy, are just a few of the characters who live in the magical and welcoming worlds that Don Freeman created for children and for the child in all of us.

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Did You Know?

Greg Romero staged one of his plays in the bathrooms of Actors Theatre of Louisville during The Humana Festival of New American Plays.