AMERICAN TALL TALES TOO
A One-Act Play for Young Audiences by John Hardy
AMERICAN TALL TALES TOO is an entertaining and intelligent
collection of three stories. The play has a running time
of approximately forty five minutes but can be cut or
adapted to various shorter lengths. It can be performed
with as few as five actors or as many as twenty. Sets,
props and costumes are minimal. Recommended for elementary
through high school.
About the Play
The play is made up of three short plays, twelve to fifteen
minutes in length, and a short prologue and epilogue.
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LITTLE MARGEY: Our young hero
saves the neighborhood from Bert Bad Guy and His Band
of Boppers who are trying to roll up all the sidewalks.
Margey and her companion, a dog named Poopsie, foil
the dastardly Bert Bad Guy and, with the help of local
neighborhood characters, make the streets safe again.
THE EASTER BUNNY: This bunny can't find a home. He
travels from California to Kansas to New York to New
England to The South looking for a place to fit in. He
meets up with an unusual chicken (Chickenette) who lays
colored eggs. In an attempt to help the chicken by hiding
her colored eggs from the farmer, The Bunny inadvertently
creates a legend. Along the way, The Bunny finds himself
thrust into many unusual situations including a surfing
contest, Halloween, a Broadway chorus line, The Regis and
Kelly Show and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
BLACKBEARD: SCOURGE OF THE SPANISH MAIN: Edward Teach
was a shy boy who had a slightly different way of looking
at the world. Who knew this gawky child, the butt of his
classmate's jokes, would grow into the famous pirate? He
may strike fear into the hearts of all who sail the Spanish
Main, but we know him as the gawky Edward Teach.
- First two performances: $50 each
- Subsequent performances: $30 each
Approx. 45 minutes
"The newest from playwright John Hardy is every bit as
delightful as his now legendary play, American Tall Tales.
Once again Hardy has somehow written a play that is worthy
of the attention of both kids and adults. Surprising,
stimulating, funny and sophisticated, Hardy continues to
re-define the world of theatre for young audiences."
Bob McKinney, The Bristol Herald Courier