Heidi (Foley)

by  Marie Agnes Foley

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 13f

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...

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 13f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

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.

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Accolades

  • 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. 

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: On the Alm Mountain in the Swiss Alps. 
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

7m, 13f
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Roles for Children
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Marie Agnes Foley

Marie Agnes Foley

Heidi was originally presented by the Jack and Jlil Players of Chicago under the direction of the dramatist, Marie Agnes Foley. 

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