Hans Christian Andersen's The Flea and the Professor

Hans Christian Andersen's The Flea and the Professor

by: Jordan Harrison, Hans Christian Andersen, Richard Gray

by: Jordan Harrison, Hans Christian Andersen, Richard Gray

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Hans Christian Andersen's The Flea and the Professor

Hans Christian Andersen's The Flea and the Professor

by: Jordan Harrison, Hans Christian Andersen, Richard Gray

by: Jordan Harrison, Hans Christian Andersen, Richard Gray

Overview

A young professor loses just about everything in the world - everything, that is, except for the flea who lives in his vest. Starting over again, the professor and the flea become the best of friends, start a circus act, and set off to tour the world. Together they must overcome shipwrecks, cannibals, and tickling. Adapted by Jordan Harrison and Richard Gray from the last tale by master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, this new musical odyssey celebrates friendship, whimsy, and the excitement of the unknown.

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Details

  • Genre: Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American), Not Applicable
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Authors

Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. The play had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons and its Chicago premiere at Writers Theatre after premiering at the Mark Taper Forum/CTG in Los Angeles. His play Maple and Vine premiered in the 2011 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Lo ...

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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales make up a necessary componenant to any collection of fairy tales. In fact, Andersen's life was like a fairy tale in many ways. Out of the poverty, hardship, and loneliness of his youth, he came to be one of the most honored men of his time. Many of the more than 16 ...

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Richard Gray

Richard Gray

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