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David L. Paterson
Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy
1m, 4f, 1boy(s), 2girl(s)
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Full Length Musical
Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play -
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Adolescence, Childhood, Feminism, Friendship, Parenting/Family, Women's Issues
Appropriate for all audiences
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Youth/Camp Programs
From Broadway, From Off-Broadway
A spirited musical about the adventures of a feisty foster child in search of love and her real mother, Gilly captures hearts and garners acclaim with every production. The tale is drawn from one of the most popular novels of all time for young people. Rich with humor, emotion and memorable songs, it hits home with every child and parent.
"A rare piece of children's theatre that doesn't wear a sugar coat... Rewards in abundance await audiences [of this] excellent, bittersweet play." - The New Yor Times
"Irresistible... Go - take your parents." - New York Post
The Great Gilly Hopkins premiered at Stage One in Louisville, KY in October 1996 under the direction of J. Daniel Herring
Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Features Children, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
Parts for up to two men, five women, and three children; plus extras
GILLY HOPKINS - an eleven-year-old terror going on thirtyMISS ELLIS - Gilly's social worker (role may also be cast as a male)MAIME TROTTER - Gilly's new foster mother; very overweightWILLIAM ERNEST - Trotter's foster son; shy and withdrawnMR. RANDOLPH - Trotter's neighbor; an elderly blind black manMISS HARRIS - Gilly's new teacher; an attractive young black womanAGNES STOKES - Gilly's loud-mouthed classmateNONNIE - Gilly's grandmotherCOURTNEY - Gilly's mother
No Big Deal
The Great Gilly Hopkins film trailer
Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books including16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book and the recipient of a Christopher ... view full profile
An Award-winning playwright and screenwriter, David has penned over two-dozen plays, 15 of which are published through Samuel French, Inc. His works have been performed on Broadway, Off Broadway and throughout the world. He is the only playwright ever to have three plays premiere on the New York City stage in one month.
David was a Sundance New Play finalist, a two-time finalist for ATL’s ... view full profile
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