Winner! Best Play of the Year, Bonfils Theatre, Denver, Colorado
Four bored youths discover a magic pebble and hang on for dear life as it takes them to a pirate ship crewed by the irascible Captain Crimson and his sidekick Seaweed. They inadvertently bring Crimson and Seaweed back to the present where they have amusing confrontations with the miraculous creatures vacuum sweeper and radio and with the concept of a round world. From the opening song to the closing duet, there is plenty of adventure and exciting fun for children and adults. Very easy music....comedy which appeals to the adults who bring their children.
"In the audience, the children shrieked and clapped, teetering on the edges of their seats. Even parents chuckled and applauded...The playwright milked time and space conflicts for great gags, especially the pirate Crimson's duel with a vacuum cleaner." - Denver, Colorado
"Pebble Gang a witty treat for all ages! Nancy Kierspe Carlson has the rare capacity to appeal to both adults and youth. Decidedly, the show is for kids, but there are plenty of lines thrown in for the adults too. And they don't go saling over the heads of the kids." - Lincoln, Nebraska
"If your couth is couthless and your ruth is ruthless, hop right over to the Arts Center and you'll recoup fast. Nancy Carlson has created a play adults and children of all ages will want to have around much longer than a breif 60 minutes...which seemed like 60 seconds." - Fort Wayne, Indianas