- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Setting: The setting can be realistic or fanciful or as minimal and suggestive as you please, with only a painted background drop or screen. The original production was toured with only a two-fold screen and a three-step step ladder, all appropriately and colorfully painted to represent the following, as described in the playbook. "The action takes place before and within a rambling but strange old house. It seems to have no real entrance door and the windows are shaped rather like clouds. Some interior rooms are visible, as in a cut-away view. These are equipped with unusual furnishings which appear to be fashioned of unlikely substances, such as mist or snow, or streams of water, or tree branches and colorful leaves or flowers, swarms of insects, or even live animals, reptiles or birds. A little cockeyed weather vane, a real one, is attached to the roof.
- Additional Features: Mime, No intermission, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Puppetry
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: Folk
- Vocal Demands: Easy
- Orchestra Size: Piano Only
- Chorus Size: Small
POKIE'S FRIEND - A schoolmate, not as adventurous as Pokie. May be played by the same actor who plays C.C. Otter and the Weatherperson
MR. CHANGE - A bizarre character played by a female actor. It is quite obvious she is only pretending to be a gruff old man, perhaps the caretaker of Nature's House. She wears a peculiar costume festooned with an assortment of masks tied on with ribbons, and wears one or another of these masks at all times until the very end of the play. The masks depict the many moods of "faces" of nature: bright and sunny, dark and stormy, bland or sleepy, beautiful, aloof, sorrowful, furious, etc.
OXMOLLIES ONE, TWO and THREE - The OXMOLLY TRIO; three oxygen molecules, all in black but with iridescent globes over their hands which are used as hand puppets.
C.C. OTTER - A fastidious fellow, champion swimmer, terrific dancer, and master of the waltz. He is a French Canadian sea otter.
MA HOGANY - A wise old tree, any tree, all trees, all forests. May be played by the same actor who plays Aunt Helios.
AUNT HELIOS - A wonderously energetic individual who motivates everyon with her super sunny cheerleader attitude.
WEATHERPERSON - A "talking head" weather announcer.
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Features Children
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
- Features Teens
- Flexible casting
- Multicultural casting
- Roles for Children
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Can be performed by as few as three actors, two of them playing a number of different roles. It was originally written to be taken on tour and performed by such a minimal cast in school classrooms. Or a youth theatre cast can number nine or more, with any number of "extras" joining in during the musical numbers.
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Accompaniment CD