One Smart Pig by Matt Buchanan

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About The Play


Drama School, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (Kingston, Jamaica). Directed by Pierre Lemaire, set by Ron Steger, performed by Drama School 2nd and 3rd year students.

Musical.  45-55 minutes.  3-20 males, 5-20 females (8-40+ performers possible).  Suitable for elementary school and older performers, audiences of all ages.  

Premiered at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (Kingston, Jamaica).

Printed Script:
$6.95 (includes special author commentary).  Digital Perusal Script: $10.00 (includes perusal score).   Performance Royalties: $50.00/performance.  Production Photocopy License:  $40.00
(PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $60.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $55.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties).
 Musical Tracks:  $50.00 (digital music files for use in rehearsal/performance).  Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at info@youthplays.com.  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!

Synopsis


Drama School, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (Kingston, Jamaica). Directed by Pierre Lemaire, set by Ron Steger, performed by Drama School 2nd and 3rd year students.

When three young pigs are left to fend for themselves in the big, bad world, they must learn how to survive. With the help of their new forest friends, they learn to forage for food, and to build houses that they hope will protect them from that most sinister of threats—the Big, Bad Wolf. Happy-go-lucky Orville and food-obsessed Wilbur find the work too difficult to keep them long from their playful activities, and find themselves relying on the superior preparedness of brother Thomas, who turns out to be one smart pig.  But will even Thomas’s brick house be enough to protect them from the wolf?  A respectful yet hilarious take on a traditional fairy tale, with eleven original songs, all carefully written to work well with young voices.  An expanded cast of characters, including Mother Sow and various woodland creatures, allows a large cast to participate, with plenty of opportunities for zany fun and comic mayhem.

Music Files


Drama School, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (Kingston, Jamaica). Directed by Pierre Lemaire, set by Ron Steger, performed by Drama School 2nd and 3rd year students.
Click on the titles below to hear MP3 demo recordings. (Be aware that these are big files.)

Author-performed demo 1.

Author-performed demo 2.

Author-performed demo 3.

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Did You Know?


Rex McGregor enjoyed writing a French version of Grow up, Juliet — in rhymed Alexandrine couplets — called Grandis, Juliette.