The Wild and Wacky Rhyming Stories of Miss Henrietta Humpledowning by Tom Smith

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About The Play

Comedy. 35-45 minutes. 2-11 males, 2-15 females (4-22 performers possible). Suitable for middle school or older actors, and audiences of all ages.  

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Four strange, funny, and offbeat stories told in rhyming couplets.  In Dori Lee, a girl's obsession with her looks goes too far.  In The Boy Who Grew a Tail, a boy refuses to eat his vegetables--with dramatic results!  In The Bully, Earl Greene, a girl wakes up in the body of the town bully, and in The Giant Gnome, young Zachary discovers you might not really want what you wish for.  Reminiscent of the poetry of Shel Silverstein, and with a delightfully oddball bent!

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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.