Mary Chase

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 3 Female

"At five, Mickey, a vain and homely girlchild, being taken to visit a farm couple, Mr and Mrs Potts, had refused to return to her mother's house and had been left to continue her life with the Potts

The real reason for wanting to stay had been her stumbling on a fairy castle embedded in the hill behind the farm. It is occupied by a Duchess, a General, and an English nobleman, all with beautiful manners

These little folk are puppets; they seem true fairies in their elaborate castle. Mickey has become their pet; they have tremendous love for children - more possessive than parents' love, actually, and they are stricken when, at twelve years of age, Mickey is to be taken away by her mother, her younger brother Colin and sister Nancy

The Potts have sold the farm; Mickey must go homeThe Duchess, the General and Sir Edward, however, plan to retrieve Mickey. They dig a tunnel all the way into Mickey's closet in town and lure her, her brother and sister back to them

But now in the tunnel, the children are transformed into Little People too. They become puppets, carved and dressed to resemble the actors who play Mickey, Colin and Nancy. Reality does as it should in a fairy tale-it goes away" ~ Rocky Mountain Journal

And fantasy reigns, until Mickey and her family come to terms, and live happily ever after

Cast includes 1 boy, 2 girls plus 8-10 puppet characters

Created especially for and about children, this imaginative and whimsical examination of the "generation gap" juxtaposes make-believe and reality through a unique theatrical touch - a combination of live actors and puppets

"Mickey was written and designed to be a children's play, but adults who can still look with childish eyes will love it Mary Chase has another winner" ~ Denver (Colo.) Rocky Mountain News

"There's lots of fun in it; fun sparkling with tears." ~ Denver (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Journal

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