Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Period
Time Period - 19th Century
Settings Of Play - On the Alm Mountain in the Swiss Alps.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
PETER - the goatherd, who grows very fond of Heidi; 9.
DETE - Heidi's aunt, a sharp-tongued, high-strung woman, about 25.
HEIDI - a lovable and cheerful little orphan girl; 7.
BARBEL - a shrewd and kindly observer; about 25.
ROSEMARY and JEAN - peasants.
THE ALM UNCLE - a gruff old man, grandfather to Heidi.
RONNA and HERMINE - peasants.
BRIGITTE - Peter's mother; she spins and weaves.
GRANDMOTHER - Peter's grandmother, poor and blind.
KLARA SESEMANN - an invalid in a wheel chair; 12.
FRAULEIN ROTTENMEIER - housekeeper and governess int he Sesemann home.
TINETTE - pert young maid in the Sesemann home.
SEBASTIAN - kindly butler with a rserved sense of humor.
HERR KANDIDAT - Klara's tutor.
A RAGAMUFFIN - small, ragged boy.
HERR SESEMANN - Klara's father, affectionate, honest, and just.
GRANDMAMMA SESEMANN - a charming, lovable old lady.
DR. CLASSEN - an understanding and sympathetic friend, as well as a doctor.
Ever young, ever appealing, Heidi is a classic which should greet each new child reader not only within the covers of a book, but also on the stage - where the impression will never fade. Marie Agnes Foley's masterful adaptation, easily staged and running approximately one and a half hours, puts this classic within reach of everyone.
Heidi was originally presented by the Jack and Jlil Players of Chicago under the direction of the dramatist, Marie Agnes Foley.